The director of the Michigan Department of Corrections said he cracked down on the state's prison food contractor because 'we were concerned about losing control of a joint,' but agreed to ease up on the contractor after he was contacted by a top aide to Gov. Rick Snyder, according to records released Thursday.
Whistleblowers tell ABC-13 an inmate was not let out from his cell in weeks. He was found wearing a filthy, shredded jail uniform among trash, swarms of bugs and piles of his own feces. Investigation launched only after ABC-13 asked questions.
More than 2,500 people in the United States are currently serving sentences of life without possibility of parole for crimes committed as juveniles. Being locked up until one dies may guarantee that a offender never harms another member of society. But is depriving a child of all hope of rehabilitation and release morally, ethically and financially viable? You may think you know the answer to this question, but check your assumptions with the facts in TakePart’s “Kids Locked Up for Life” infographic.