Residents rally against closing Ojibway facility


August 25, 2018


IRONWOOD - More than 200 concerned citizens rallied in Ironwood Friday night in the parking lot across from Cloverland Cinemas to protest the Dec. 1 closing of the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco.

Since the Aug. 14 announcement by the Michigan Department of Corrections, many people in the western U.P. have been trying to find a way to ward off the closure and save 200 local jobs.

Prior to the announcement a group of people from local government, business and Gogebic Community College were planning to travel to the state capital to lobb...

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