State formally ends Ojibway's 47-year history here today


December 1, 2018

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe photo

AS OF today, the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco is closed. A recent view here shows the outside of the facility's secure gates.

MARENISCO - Today is the official date of closure for the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco. It's a practical matter for the Michigan Department of Corrections and a personal one for local residents, who learned only last summer of the state's decision.

According to Chris Gautz, public relations representative for MDOC, more than 800 prisoners from OCF already were moved to other prisons as of a few weeks ago. As for about 200 employees, he said, "The vast majority have been transferred."

Gautz told the Daily Globe Thursday about 50 OCF employees are now laid off. "The vast majorit...

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