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State auditors to review Ojibway closure process

LANSING — Michigan’s Auditor General will review the process the Michigan Department of Corrections used when deciding to close the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco.

Auditor General Doug Ringler informed State Rep. Scott Dianda, D-Calumet, Thursday that Ringler’s office had granted Dianda’s request to review the process behind the decision to close the prison.

While auditors will be reviewing the process leading up to the decision, Ringler’s letter makes clear it won’t be looking whether the decision to close Ojibway was the best option.

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