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State senator wants to ban private prisons

State Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) today introduced a bill to ban privately owned prisons or detention centers in Michigan.  Senate Bill 489, which isn't yet online, would prohibit the state from contracting with a...

Inside Michigan Government: All our video interviews with Michigan department heads

Last year was a sea change election in Michigan, electing new leaders for top statewide offices, starting with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Changes may have started...
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MSU ex-Dean Strampel sentenced to 1 year in jail

Former Michigan State University Dean William Strampel, convicted of abusing his position of authority to harass female students, was sentenced Wednesday to one year...
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Slotkin bill passes mandating water and basic needs for detained migrants

Less than a week after taking a bipartisan trip to the southern border, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) saw her legislation requiring basic necessities...

Slotkin: Border camps ‘a tragedy … for every single link in...

After U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) toured migrant holding facilities in Texas last Friday and the U.S.-Mexico border crossing itself, she said the humanitarian...
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Michigan Supreme Court order sends juvenile prison rape suit to trial

A class-action lawsuit against the state alleging that teenage prisoners’ civil rights were violated will proceed, after the state’s highest court declined to hear...

Wrongfully convicted, Catholic clergy probe funded in 2019 supplemental budget

The Michigan Senate approved a fiscal year 2019 supplemental budget Tuesday, including $10 million to replenish a fund that compensates the wrongfully convicted and...

Corley gets second chance to clear name after metro Detroit shooting

In Akira Kurosawa’s famous 1950 film Rashomon, a samurai is murdered in the forest. An unsuspecting woodcutter discovers his body — the samurai’s hands...

Nessel awards $2M+ to wrongfully convicted Michiganders

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Friday afternoon that the state will award a total of $2.3 million to three men who spent time in...

Michigan prisons have undergone big reforms on Washington’s watch

Michigan Department of Corrections (DOC) Director Heidi Washington is the only carryover cabinet member from former Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration. She is responsible for the...

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