The Michigan Department of Corrections is sending out letters to lawmakers this week, pleading for changes to a proposed budget that would cut 41 million dollars to prison facilities statewide.
The Senate passed the controversial prison budget on May 4th.
The cuts are predicated on a declining prison population: in the last two years the Michigan Department of Corrections has reported a five percent decrease in prisoner populations.
Republican State Senator John Proos sponsored the budget bill. He said corrections spending needs to be efficient.