Michigan to close 8 facilities.

Author:Gormsen, Lia
Position:News Briefs - Michigan Department of Corrections - Brief article

This year, Michigan will close three prisons and five prison camps, reported The Detroit News. The closures are intended to save $120 million, helping to shrink the $1.7 billion budget deficit in the next fiscal year. The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) will have to lay off 1,000 employees; and 4,000 inmates who have served at least their minimum prison sentence will be released.

"Just as we are committed to the public's safety, we are also committed to spending their tax dollars wisely in ways that make sense," said Patricia Caruso, director of MDOC. "The reorganization we are unveiling makes sense from a public safety and...

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