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Markkanen proposes Ojibway as training site


June 12, 2019

LANSING — The proposed Michigan Department of Corrections' budget that passed the state house Tuesday included language proposing Ojibway Correctional Facility as a potential training site for corrections officers.

State Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock, said Tuesday he added the prison in Marenisco Township to the list of locations being considered for a potential training facility.

“The closure of the Ojibway prison devastated the surrounding communities,” Markkanen said in a statement. “Rather than letting the vacant facility continue to deteriorate and turn into a community eyesor...

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