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Future of Ojibway Correctional Facility remains uncertain


January 16, 2018

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

A SIGN ON THE corner of M-64 and Job Corps Road in Marenisco indicates the way to Ojibway Correctional Institute, whose fate remains in question because of declining prison populations.


MARENISCO - According to the Michigan Department of Corrections, declining prison populations throughout the state have led to more than 20 prison facilities closing since 2005.

So, as state officials begin wrangling the details of their next annual budget, it's no wonder that residents of this region fear that Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco could be the next one to hit the chopping block.

State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, does not believe it will happen.

In a Monday phone interview, Casperson stood by the optimism he expressed in a D...

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