Closure Of Ojibway Correctional Facility Criticized By UP Lawmakers

Several Upper Peninsula lawmakers are coming out in opposition to the closing of a prison in Gogebic County.

Department of Corrections Director Heidi Washington announced on Tuesday that the Ojibway Correctional Facility will be closed in December as part of the state’s budget cuts.

Reaction to closure of Ojibway Correctional Facility

Marenisco Township, MI — Today the Michigan Department of Corrections announced they will be closing the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco, and operations will cease on December 1st. Decades ago when no one wanted correctional facilities in their communities, Yoopers stepped up and welcomed the livable wages and family sustaining jobs created by the facility. In response to the announcement by the MDOC, Ken Summers, candidate for state representative in the 110th House District, issued the following statement: