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Dianda calls on Snyder to halt Ojibway closure

State Rep. Scott Dianda said he has sent a letter to Gov. Rick Snyder asking that the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco remain open.

The state this week said it would close Ojibway on Dec. 1.

On Friday Dianda, D-Calumet, sent a letter to Snyder asking him to stay his decision and reconsider the future of the facility because of the hardship the closure will cause for communities, workers and their families.

Dianda issued the following statement: “My western U.P. communities and constituents directly affected by the closure of Ojibway Correctional Facility would find themselves in a wo...

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