Michigan prison, McLaren Hospital among workplaces cited for alleged COVID-19 violations

2021-03-04T13:47:52-05:00

A Michigan hospital and state corrections facility are among the workplaces cited by the state for coronavirus-related safety violations. Violations and fines were issued by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration as a result of inspections that turned up inadequate safety measures and failures to protect workers. Read more: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/02/26/mdoc-mclaren-among-employers-cited-covid-19-violations/6840826002/ [...]

Michigan prison, McLaren Hospital among workplaces cited for alleged COVID-19 violations2021-03-04T13:47:52-05:00

Johnson & Johnson ups Michigan COVID-19 vaccine supply to nearly 500,000 doses this week

2021-03-04T13:44:06-05:00

Michigan is expected to get 82,700 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week a spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Along with other COVID-19 vaccination drug shipments, Michigan will see its biggest shipment this first week of March at a time when demand far exceeds supply. Read more: [...]

Johnson & Johnson ups Michigan COVID-19 vaccine supply to nearly 500,000 doses this week2021-03-04T13:44:06-05:00

Whitmer plans to ease restrictions

2021-03-04T13:40:40-05:00

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said her administration will announce the further loosening of restrictions across Michigan. Currently a state health department order limits indoor restaurant capacity to 25%, imposes a 10 p.m. curfew and restricts the size of inside residential gatherings to no more than 10 people from two households, through March 29. Read more: https://www.dailypress.net/news/local-news/2021/02/whitmer-plans-to-ease-restrictions/ [...]

Whitmer plans to ease restrictions2021-03-04T13:40:40-05:00

Deadline near for prisoners to apply for COVID-19 stimulus checks

2020-11-17T08:32:13-05:00

The Detroit Free Press reported that "people incarcerated across the country are now eligible to receive coronavirus stimulus checks from the federal government, but they need to act fast to meet a deadline early next month." This stimulus available to those incarcerated stems from a California lawsuit where a federal judge in California recently ruled that the, [...]

Deadline near for prisoners to apply for COVID-19 stimulus checks2020-11-17T08:32:13-05:00

Extra staff brought to Marquette Branch Prison amid coronavirus outbreak

2020-11-17T08:31:12-05:00

WLUC reported on October 12th that additional correction staff were brought in to assist Marquette Branch Prison (MBP) while it deals with a major COVID outbreak. To assist with the staffing issues, MDOC is bringing in volunteers and members of its Emergency Response Team. Read more: https://www.uppermichiganssource.com/2020/10/12/extra-staff-brought-to-marquette-branch-prison-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/

Extra staff brought to Marquette Branch Prison amid coronavirus outbreak2020-11-17T08:31:12-05:00

COVID-19 adds more challenges to reentry after prison: ‘It’s really a whole new game’

2020-09-10T10:31:05-04:00

The Detroit Free Press published an article on September 7th detailing some of the many challenges re-entry poses for former prisoners. Getting a State ID or driver's license can be particularly difficult due to public health safety restrictions caused by the pandemic. [Daniel Robinson from Worthy and Able] estimates that 75 to 80 out [...]

COVID-19 adds more challenges to reentry after prison: ‘It’s really a whole new game’2020-09-10T10:31:05-04:00

US: Probation, Parole Feed Mass Incarceration Crisis

2020-08-14T15:50:25-04:00

In an article posted July 31st, 2020, Human Rights Watch highlights how parole and probation have unfortunately feed mass incarceration, not reduced it. The article uses a report published by Human Rights Watch and the ACLU which explores this dynamic and its disproportionate impact on people of color. “Probation and parole are seen as acts [...]

US: Probation, Parole Feed Mass Incarceration Crisis2020-08-14T15:50:25-04:00

Some Michigan prisons will soon offer video calls with loved ones

2020-07-30T09:10:54-04:00

The Detroit Free Press published an article on July 23rd highlighting a new program the Michigan Department of Corrections is rolling out to seven of its 29 prisons. The program will allow prisoners to make and receive video calls. The article notes that MDOC's telephone vendor, Global Tel Link, will provide video calls for [...]

Some Michigan prisons will soon offer video calls with loved ones2020-07-30T09:10:54-04:00

Ease budget crisis with jail, prison reform

2020-07-16T08:33:20-04:00

The Detroit News published an Opinion/Editorial article on July 8th that argues that some of Michigan's budget crisis could be lessened by undertaking real jail and prison reform. The article notes: Michigan could address both its severe budget shortfall and the need to reduce its prison and jail populations by moving swiftly to pass a set [...]

Ease budget crisis with jail, prison reform2020-07-16T08:33:20-04:00
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