West Michigan prison closed in 2011 reopens

A West Michigan prison that closed in 2011 has reopened and is expected to get its first new inmates this week.
AP Wire
Oct 7, 2012

More than 200 prisoners are scheduled to arrive each day at the Muskegon Correctional Facility on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Officials expect that the prison's 1,338 medium-security beds likely will be filled by late November.

Muskegon Correctional Facility now has about 240 employees, including 130 corrections officers. Many of the prisoners being sent to Muskegon are from the Ryan Correctional Facility in Detroit.

The state Department of Corrections announced plans for the facilities earlier this year.

The Muskegon facility hasn't housed Michigan inmates since 2010, but was used for about 1,100 Pennsylvania prisoners until they were sent back in 2011.

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ghjhs

WELL WE WILL NEED IT REOPEND WITH LOCK EM ALL UP SNYDER AS GOV, SHYDER WITH THE FINES ON TOP OF FINES HE HAS IMPLINTED THROUGH THE STATE HAS PUT PEOPLE INTO A LOOSE,LOOSE SITUATION AND DRIVER RESPONSIBLITY FEES ON TOP OF FINES ON TOP OF FINES...I NEVER SEEN A STATE GOVERMENT THAT WANTS TO GET INTO OUR POCKETS NOW THAT REPUBLICAN SNYDER IS IN OFFICE. WE HAVE TRYED TO GET A RECALL TWICE AND FAILED...BUT REMEMBER THIS WESSELE REPUBLICAN WHEN IT COMES TIME TO VOTE.

RenegadeX

Sigh....

ohwell

If you knew anything about the prison system at all. You would know most of the people in the state prisons aren't there for simple traffic violations. That is what the county jails are for. They are there for harder crimes (yes there are probably repeat offender traffic offenders, such as drunks that can't seem to get it through their head not to drink and drive over and over again), you know like murder, rape, molestation, the list goes on.............

dgmarvin

Driver Responsibility laws lapsed as recent as last week. No more double-dipping!! I've had to pay into the fund twice and was not pleased. I knew it was a scam then.
BTW, you would do well to use spell-checker. The spelling of some of your words belie your intelligence, i.e.: TRYED=tried, LOOSE=lose, "I never seen a state..."= I have never seen...
Examples of this type of hap hazard writing leaves one wondering to what level of thought, (shallow to deep), these ideas are developed as opposed to just writing on the "fly" without giving some genuine thought to the subject.

PeopleAreAmazing

Here are some facts (2010 is the latest year available) : http://www.michigan.gov/document...

LessThanAmused

I can only assume that your handle stands for.....Grand Haven Jr. High School. My concern then is....are you a student or a teacher?

Wingmaster

I'm not sure which is worse! The student that will one day vote for the leader of our nation, or the teacher that is going to turn out more students that are ill equipped to lead our nation!

Wingmaster

Wonder who gets credit for the job creation?

dyankee

ghjhs, youw ar absowutley right. We needs to stop guvoner Shydare and all dem wrascally Rewpubwickins. Hear is the plan to stop em all....when we go to vote on Dec. 6th I would sugjest you color in perfectly, all circles next to Rewpubwickins to block them out of this election. Keep the Demoncrats space perfectly clean so that the machine can read them easily....This shuud do the trick. Fines stink...everytheng should be free, like Obama Care.

Wingmaster

Ooooh my god, LOL. dyankee that is by far the funniest reply I have ever read! Thanks for the laugh of the day. Couple corrections, election day is Jan 6 and "needs" is spelled kneads. Look it up in the dicksunary. Duh!

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