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Michigan reports more than 39K COVID-19 cases, 3,500 deaths

There are now 39,262 positive cases of COVID-19 in Michigan as of 3 p.m. Tuesday, although state officials believe the actual number of cases...

Breaking: 9 inmates at Baldwin immigrant prison test positive for COVID-19

Updated, 9:32 p.m., 4/20/20, with Monday’s numbers for the Milan facility and comment from No Detention Centers in Michigan Nine inmates at Michigan’s only private,...

Michigan reports 27K COVID-19 cases, 1,700+ deaths

There are now 27,001 positive cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by a new coronavirus, in Michigan as of 3 p.m. Tuesday, although state...

Breaking: 3 staffers at Baldwin immigrant prison test positive for COVID-19

Updated, 5:53 p.m. with Monday's numbers for the Milan facility. Three employees at a federal immigrant prison in Baldwin have tested positive for COVID-19, the...

‘All lives matter’: Activists want more prisoners freed as COVID-19 spreads

Updated, 11:16 a.m., 4/13/20 COVID-19 has found its way into the Michigan Department of Corrections (DOC), impacting staff and incarcerated individuals alike. There have been 391...

New: Hunger strike at Baldwin immigrant prison enters 5th day

A group of at least 10 inmates at Michigan’s only private, for-profit immigrant prison are on day five of a hunger strike to protest...

Susan J. Demas: How bad is the budget? Experts say Michigan...

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to skyrocketing unemployment and bred an almost-certain recession, nationwide and in Michigan. Recessions lead to budget shortfalls, which means...

Stephanie Chang: We must protect our most vulnerable during this crisis

To say this is a challenging time would be a massive understatement. As a social worker turned public servant, I look at issues through a...

Here’s the surprising way Michigan is tracking COVID-19 cases in prisons

Those who have been regularly tuning in to Michigan’s daily statewide tally of COVID-19 cases and deaths know the drill by now: Around 3...

‘Much worse than a cruise ship’: Prisoners’ lives at risk from...

WASHINGTON — More than 2 million people are incarcerated in the United States. That’s more people than there are living in major U.S. cities like Phoenix...

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