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State Court of Appeals hears Marenisco's Ojibway case


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MARENISCO — The Michigan Court of Appeals heard statements Tuesday from both sides of a case in relation to the 2018 closure of Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco.

“It lasted about 10 minutes,” said Marenisco Township Supervisor Richard Bouvette, who was speaking by phone while traveling back from the Lansing session.

Bouvette said three state judges now will decide on the issue, which resulted when the Marenisco Township Board of Trustees sued the Michigan Department of Corrections in the fall of 2018.

The action occurred directly after MDOC had...

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