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An effective food system in the state’s prisons should go beyond just feeding prisoners.  That’s the message of some lawmakers in the state Senate.


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The Michigan Department of Corrections defended its plans to change how it feeds prisoners.  Department officials testified Wednesday in front of a Senate committee.  The state wants to end its use of private vendors for food services.


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A portion of the state Senate budget is getting pushback from the Michigan Crime Victims Services Commission


Corrections Budget Battle Heats Up In Lansing

May 16, 2017
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Some state lawmakers and the Michigan Department of Corrections are battling it out over how much the state should spend on its prisons.  


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There’s renewed interest in criminal justice reform in Lansing.


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The state Senate has adopted a criminal justice overhaul that aims to improve public safety by sending fewer people to prison. 


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The state Senate has approved a 20-bill criminal justice overhaul package designed to save taxpayers' money by keeping more prisoners from reoffending.