Prison

Law Aims To Make Parole Decisions More Fair

Sep 14, 2018
Flickr User: Tony Hisgett / https://flic.kr/p/kBxd2

A new state law that went into effect on Wednesday aims to take the bias out of decisions on whether or not a prisoner should be paroled.


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Michigan’s prisons are in crisis: The state cannot find enough corrections officers to staff them.

flickr user: Owen byrne / https://flic.kr/p/FWCfVc

A Republican Senator is sparring with the Michigan Department of Corrections over privatizing prison services. The department is already trying to end one type of privatization – and they don’t want a new one.


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Michigan announced a new state record this week -- the recidivism rates in the state have dropped to an all time low.


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The state will end its troubled four-year experiment with using private companies for food services in prisons.


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