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Judge dismisses Ojibway lawsuit


November 29, 2018

Jean Nordine/Daily Globe

OJIBWAY CORRECTIONAL Facility, seen in this Daily Globe file photo, is scheduled to close Dec. 1, according to a Michigan Department of Corrections announcement in August. The facility, located in Marenisco Township, employs 203 people.


LANSING - A Court of Claims judge Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by Marenisco Township to block closure of the Ojibway Correctional Facility.

Judge Stephen Borrello ruled the plaintiffs failed to "state a cause of action on which relief can be granted."

Michigan Department of Corrections Director Heidi Washington said, "We are pleased to see resolution to this question by the court, so the community and our employees have certainty and can plan accordingly as final preparations are made to close the facility on Dec. 1."

The facility had 203...

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