Forced overtime adds stress at Michigan women’s prison


LANSING — Overcrowding complaints have gained media attention at Michigan’s only women’s prison, Huron Valley Correctional Facility. But there’s another issue there that is heightening stress and pushing some officers to quit — mandatory overtime due to a long-standing shortage of female corrections officers.

Corrections Department officials, who have not acknowledged a serious overcrowding problem, agree they have a staffing shortage at Huron Valley. But they say they are taking special steps to address it.  Read More