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Wakefield supports OCF for UP prisoner housing


September 25, 2018

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

THE OLD pavilion on Sunday Lake, shown here earlier this month, may see an upgrade, thanks to a Monday vote by the Wakefield city council to fund an engineering study on both Eddy Park pavilions. Council members then hope to get grant help to fund recommended improvements.


WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield city council voted Monday in favor of a resolution supporting the continued operation of Marenisco's Ojibway Correctional Facility as "a housing unit for Upper Peninsula prison inmates."

The unanimous vote for Resolution No. 245 took place with no discussion after mayor John Granato read aloud its eight parts to an audience-filled room.

Michigan's Department of Corrections announced in August its plans to close OCF as of Dec. 1, but the resolution states the facility has been among the "most efficiently operated" MDOC prison...

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