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MDOC Isolation Policies Questioned By Mental Health Workers, Advocates
Monday, June 3, 2024

Public pressure and a hard look at its own practices have led the Department of Corrections to change its policies on segregating problem inmates, but advocates say those changes haven't gone far enough to curb the mental and physical health tolls segregation can place on inmates and staff.

Man Sues Corrections Over Violation Of Prison Rape Settlement
Monday, May 13, 2024

The Department of Corrections allegedly violated the terms of a settlement, which aimed to provide community-level standards of mental health care to minor victims of prison rape, because the department failed to provide that level of care, according to a lawsuit filed in federal district court.

MDOC Scabies Suit Defendants Seek Stay As Judgment Ruling Pends
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

The Department of Corrections and the various other defendants named in consolidated scabies outbreak lawsuits have agreed that discovery in the case should be stayed while the court considers granting judgment based on pleadings already filed.

Whitmer, MDOC Defendants Dismissed From Prison COVID Suit
Monday, April 22, 2024

The governor, the director of the Department of Corrections and two wardens were dismissed Monday from a 2022 COVID-19 lawsuit involving an alleged medically vulnerable inmate, court records show.

MDOC Reports 2nd Lowest Recidivism Rate In State History
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

More than 6,100 of the Department of Corrections inmates who were paroled in 2020 did not reoffend and stayed out of prison, the department announced Wednesday.

Funding For Nurses At MDOC Key, Washington Says
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Corrections Director Heidi Washington told a House subcommittee Thursday an increase in funding is needed to assure the department has sufficient health care staff in the state's prisons.

Partnership Credited With Steep Decline In Detroit Homicides
Monday, December 4, 2023

A coalition of city, county and state officials says the partnership they formed in 2021 to reduce violent crime in Detroit is working.

Federal Judge Consolidates MDOC Scabies Lawsuits
Monday, October 2, 2023

A federal judge on Monday consolidated two lawsuits that claim the Department of Corrections failed to properly train staff to provide medical care for a Women's Huron Valley facility scabies outbreak.

Corrections Seeks Summary Judgment In Revived Scabies Case
Thursday, September 21, 2023

The Department of Corrections, its director and other agency defendants in a revived women's prison conditions complaint are asking for a federal judge to decide the case based on the submitted pleadings.

6th Circuit: State Can Regulate Employee Social Media Posts
Thursday, September 14, 2023

Governments have some ability to regulate their employees' speech, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held in siding with the Michigan Department of Corrections over a corrections officer's argument he could post whatever he wanted on social media with impunity.

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