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Marenisco loses state appeal on OCF closing


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MARENISCO — Marenisco Township Supervisor Richard Bouvette reported Friday that the township has lost its appeal with the Michigan Court of Appeals regarding the closing of the Ojibway Correctional Facility.

The Michigan Department of Corrections closed OCF on Dec. 1, 2018 after only a few months of notice to local officials.

The township had sued MDOC that fall for not engaging in a longer-term study as to how the closing would impact the local community.

In November 2018, however, Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello declared that the townsh...

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