Prisons

Report criticizes prisons nationwide over COVID-19, Michigan DOC touts testing, PPE

A new report from the Prison Policy Initiative has graded Michigan’s response to the state’s COVID-19 outbreak as a “D-,” although all other states...

Michigan eases visitation restrictions for long-term care, juvenile detention centers

After implementing restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, Michigan is expanding visitation policies in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, juvenile detention facilities...

State agencies partner on returning citizen initiative

The Michigan Department of State (DOS) and the Michigan Department of Corrections (DOC) this week announced a joint initiative to help those released from...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: Protests can be a catalyst for racial justice...

The Michigan League for Public Policy has fought against injustice since we were founded in 1912, and right now is one of the most...

Baldwin prison confirms 1st inmate COVID-19 death

North Lake Correctional Facility, the private, for-profit immigrant prison in rural Baldwin that has been plagued by hunger strikes and other controversies in the...

Michigan reports more than 57K COVID-19 cases, 5,516 deaths

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports Monday that 57,532 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 5,516 have died from...

Ken Coleman: Use your passion in your backyard. Detroiters got Detroit...

I covered last Friday’s George Floyd killing protest in downtown Detroit and was struck by the number of men and women who attended.  I saw...

Michigan reports more than 56K COVID-19 cases, 5,372 deaths

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports Thursday that 56,014 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 5,372 have died from...

Michigan reports more than 55K COVID-19 cases, 5,266 deaths

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports Tuesday that 55,104 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 5,266 have died from...

State completes testing all prisoners for COVID-19

The Michigan Department of Corrections (DOC) also issued an update on its large-scale COVID-19 testing efforts. Starting mid-April, the DOC partnered with the Michigan National...

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