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MDOC changing wardens at UP prisons

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MARQUETTE, MI— The wardens of three Upper Peninsula prisons are switching places.

The Michigan Department of Corrections says Cathy Bauman, the current warden at Newberry, will be assigned as warden at the Alger Correctional Facility. Sarah Schroeder, current warden at Alger, will be assigned as warden at the Marquette Branch Prison. Erica Huss, current warden at Marquette, will be assigned as warden at the Newberry Correctional Facility.

The changes will be effective on August 7.

Officials say the moves were made based on the operational needs of the department.

No other details were provided.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.