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Casperson says he didn't know of decision to close Ojibway


August 17, 2018


MARENISCO — State Sen. Tom Casperson said he was not informed ahead of time by the Michigan Department of Corrections of its decision to close the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco before the DOC’s public announcement Tuesday morning.

Ojibway was on a short list of possible closings and while the public was waiting to hear the DOC’s decision many, including Casperson, thought the decision would be made in September. He was part of a group lobbying against the closure.

Meanwhile, hundreds of people gathered Thursday at the Marenisco...

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