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    Two prison employees diagnosed with COVID-19 in Michigan
    By Stephen Frye
    34 min ago

    The Michigan Department of Corrections has learned that two of its employees received positive tests for COVID-19, the state announced.

    "One is an employee at the Jackson County Probation Office, who had a recent history of international travel," the state reported. "The second is an employee at the Detroit Detention Center, who does not have a history of domestic or international travel."

    Now the MDOC is working to see which coworkers and which prisoners were in contact with the employees...

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    Coronavirus cases in Michigan’s prisons double over weekend
    Updated 5:02 PM; Today 4:57 PM
    By Michael Kransz |

    The number of reported coronavirus cases among Michigan’s prison population doubled over the weekend.

    Fifty-eight prisoners and one parolee across multiple state correctional facilities are now confirmed to have COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections on Sunday, March 29.

    The majority of cases are from the Parnall Correctional Facility in Jackson and the Macomb Correctional Facility, located about 20 miles northeast of Warren.

    Additionally, 11 MDOC staff members have contracted the virus, MDOC spokesperson Chris Gautz said on Sunday.

    The latest confirmed case numbers are double the 24 total cases among prisoners reported Friday, according to Bridge Magazine. One parolee also was reported to have coronavirus...


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      Michigan prisoner coronavirus cases surpass 100
      Angie Jackson and Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press Published 9:13 a.m. ET April 1, 2020 | Updated 9:26 a.m. ET April 1, 2020

      More than 100 state prisoners at eight facilities have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to the latest figures from the Michigan Department of Corrections.

      As of Wednesday morning, 121 prisoners and one parolee have contracted COVID-19...


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        Hundreds of inmates released from Metro Detroit county jails amid coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
        Officials review cases
        Amber Ainsworth, Web Producer
        Published: April 1, 2020, 8:05 pm

        DETROIT – Hundreds of inmates have been released from Metro Detroit county jails in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

        Officials have been reviewing the cases of inmates who would not be a danger to the public if released. Sentencing judges have the final say...