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Gogebic County Board approves $25,000 for prison suit legal costs


November 14, 2018


BESSEMER — Having pledged to support the effort to keep the Ojibway prison in Marenisco from closing, the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners Tuesday agreed to spend $25,000 to help cover costs of a lawsuit.

Marenisco Township Supervisor Richard Bouvette said a judge still has not ruled on the lawsuit that is attempting to block the prison from closing.

A letter has been sent requesting the judge make a decision, Bouvette said. Up until now, “They didn’t want to poke the bear,” he said.

If the prison is completely closed on Dec. 2, as the...

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