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Michigan Prisons

Dana Liebelson

This Is Why Americans Have No Idea What Really Happens In Prisons | Dana Liebelson | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Kalief Browder killed himself last month after being held for three years without trial at Rikers Island, Americans took notice. Hi...

Justice Scaled

Delphia Simmons | Posted 06.08.2013 | Detroit
Delphia Simmons

Recently I learned of something even more disturbing than our former mayor's pending indictment.

Chris Kirkham

State Considers Reopening Troubled Prison | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.15.2013 | Business

Looking to cut a corrections budget that accounts for nearly a quarter of the state's general fund each year, Michigan lawmakers have reopened the doo...

The Private Prison Industry: Resistance Isn't Futile

Eric Lotke | Posted 04.30.2012 | Crime
Eric Lotke

The private prison industry is on the march. In recent months the industry moved to take over 24 state prisons in southern Florida and buy five prisons in Ohio. Now it's making moves in Michigan. But the industry doesn't always win. Resistance isn't futile.