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Renisha McBride shooter likely to get at least 17 years in prison

Theodore Wafer, 55, of Dearborn Heights will learn his fate Wednesday when he is sentenced on a conviction of second-degree murder and felonious use of a firearm. Full News here – Detroit News

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Michigan fines Aramark $200,000 for poor prison food service

The state will fine Aramark an additional $ 200,000 and demand changes in its prison food service, Gov. Rick Snyder’s office announced Friday. Full News here – freep

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Snyder: Decision on Aramark prison contract coming in ‘next week or two’

Gov. Rick Snyder said a conclusion should be reached soon on whether the state will continue or alter its contract with Aramark to provide meal service to the state’s 43,000 prisoners. Full News here – freep

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AG: Manning guard towers, increasing patrols could deter prison escapes

The Michigan Department of Corrections should reconsider its cost-cutting decisions to leave guard towers unmanned and cut back on patrols of prison perimeters, Attorney General Bill Schuette said today in a report on the Feb. 2 escape of a convicted killer from Ionia Correctional Facility. Full News here – freep

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Detroit man gets 6-10 years prison for beating driver whose truck struck boy

Wayne County Circuit Judge James Callahan sentenced Wonzey Saffold, who pleaded guilty last month to assault with intent to do great bodily harm, to six years and four months to 10 years in prison. Another suspect who pleaded guilty to the same charge got three years of probation. Full News here – Detroit News

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Man with odd sentence stuck with life in prison

Echols has been a Michigan prisoner nearly 25 years – his entire adult life – for killing a man during a sudden dispute over a car near Detroit. In 1989, Judge Michael Talbot sentenced the 18-year-old to a minimum of 75 years, an astonishing punishment when the guidelines called for a minimum of 10 to […]

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[05] Secretive Trade Deals, Pesticides and Autism, Detroit Water Shutoff & Prison Industrial Complex – Detroit Video

The Redacted Team reveals Obama’s true feelings on secretive trade deals, discovers free TV, shuts off Detroit’s water, finds a practical use for giant vagina statues, and reveals who’s the…

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Okemos man who confessed to father’s murder sentenced to 25-40 years in prison

At his plea hearing last month, Greg Basolo, 50, said he decided his way of ‘killing’ himself would be to spend the rest of his life in prison. Full News here – freep

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Detroit man tries to throw a football full of drugs and cell phones over prison fences

Authorities say a Detroit man attempted to toss a football loaded with contraband over two prison fences and into an inmate exercise yard, but failed miserably when his throw fell short. The ball, apparently, was loaded with heroin, marijuana, tobacco and three cellphones — with chargers — and, sources close to MT say, season two […]

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Derrick Miller, key witness in Kwame Kilpatrick corruption trial, avoids prison, headed for halfway house

One of the final pieces in the Kwame Kilpatrick City Hall corruption puzzle was placed Thursday. Full News here – Detroit News

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5 things you want to know about Jackson’s new prison museum

Details are starting to emerge on the upcoming prison museum at the Parnall Road Correctional Facility in Blackman Township. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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90-year-old drug mule caught smuggling cocaine near Ann Arbor sentenced to three years in prison

.S. Attorney Babara L. McQuade’s office says age should not be a factor. Full News here – Detroit News

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Detroit man accused of filing tax returns for the dead sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison

Willie Watkins III of Detroit will spend 2 1/2 years in federal prison after being busted by the Internal Revenue Service for filing hundreds of tax returns for people who were dead. Full News here – Detroit News

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Detroit Mom, Son Get Prison For $1 Million Tax Scam

Detroit Mom, Son Get Prison For Million Tax Scam DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Tax fraud turned out to be a family affair for a Detroit mother and her son. Valerie Butler, 48, and Garry Young Jr., 25, were sentenced to federal prison this week after pleading guilty to conspiracy to obtain payment of a claim … […]

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Ex-Wayne County IT boss gets prison time for accepting bribes

A former top official in Wayne County has been sentenced to 57 … Full News here – Click On Detroit News

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