Join us for the downstate or UP Crisis Fund Golf Outing this summer! The crisis fund supports members facing a catastrophe, whether it’s an on-the-job injury, house fire, sudden illness, or other disaster. To those who support the fund, we thank you! UP Crisis Fund Golf Outing WHEN: Friday, July 20. Registration starts at 9:15 a.m. Shotgun […]
In corrections, the term honor can take on many forms. From high standards to personal achievements, honor is regarded and sought after by every member of our profession. To many, honor is earned and at times comes with great sacrifice. To acknowledge these contributions, honor is this month’s value in the Michigan Corrections Organization – […]
The Michigan Correctional Officers’ Training Council has named Elwanda Ray, an employee at Thumb Correctional Facility, as the 2018 Corrections Officer of the Year. Officer Ray said she was humbled to be named Corrections Officer of the Year and was proud of the other finalists for the award. “I’m humble and grateful because I truly, […]
As reported previously, Governor Rick Snyder presented his Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget this week and recommended a series of changes and recommendations for the Michigan Department of Corrections.
Today, Gov. Rick Snyder recommended that the Trinity contract not be renewed when it expires this summer and that state employees again run prison food services. MDOC Director Heidi Washington issued a statement moments ago. “Budget language first approved in 2012 required the open bidding of our food service operations to reduce costs. That boilerplate […]
In 2015, MCO began raising awareness of the vile practice of officer “dress outs” by certain inmates. Since that time, we have championed this issue within our state as well as several others. Our Officer Dignity Video that details the effect of these attacks has been seen by thousands of corrections officers, administrators, politicians, concerned […]
UPDATE 3/20/18: 57 officers didn’t have the seniority to stay in the layoff unit. They were given layoff notices and expedited recall forms. 48 of those officers were granted transfers. Notices are being issued. 44 of them are going to Ionia-area facilities. The other 9 officers didn’t apply for expedited recall. MTF is still on […]