prison closure

The following is a press release from the office of Michigan Senator Ed McBroom:

MARENISCO TOWNSHIP, MI (AP)--   A judge has turned aside a legal challenge aimed at trying to keep a Gogebic County prison open.

State law requires the Corrections Department to consider the economic impact on a community when planning to close a prison. Marenisco Township claims the department didn't follow the law.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Current Upper Peninsula lawmakers and a former Representative are responding to the announcement the Michigan Department of Corrections will close the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco on December 1, 2018.  

They issued the following press releases:

Representative Scott Dianda: