Casperson visits GCC for Ojibway closure discussion


July 24, 2018

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Gogebic Community College convened an advocacy group comprised of representatives from local municipalities along with area business leaders on Monday regarding the possible closure of the Ojibwa Correctional facility. Pictured from left are David Sim, Manager of Marketing and Public Relations at Aspirus Ironwood, Senator Tom Casperson and Marty Fittante/Casperson's Legislative Aide and Erik Guenard, Dean of Business Services/Interim President at Gogebic Community College.


IRONWOOD - Michigan State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, met with 25 representatives from local municipalities and area businesses at Gogebic Community College Monday evening to discuss what can be done to sway the Department of Corrections from closing the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco.

Thirty prisons remain open in the state after the closure of the West Shoreline Correctional Facility in Muskegon earlier this year, but there is a 1,000 prison bed surplus and one more facility will be shut down by 2019.

According to the House and...

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