MDOC plans to close Pugsley

Department estimates approximately $22 million in savings by closing the prison in Kingsley

MDOC has announced the closure of Pugsley Correctional Facility, possibly in late September.

MCO officials were notified this morning shortly before the announcement was made. MCO President Tom Tylutki is at the prison now hearing from MPF members and discussing their concerns.

Under the terms of the MCO contract, MCO will sit down with the Department to discuss the ramifications of this closure and to create a bumping area, with the goal of coming to a mutual agreement that will mitigate the impact to members as much as possible. This process will take several weeks, so while it is understandably difficult, we ask for your patience.

Any confirmed information will be passed along.