Mark your calendar for Crisis Fund Golf Outings this summer

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 […]

The Value of Honor

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 – […]

Officer Elwanda Ray honored as MDOC 2018 CO of the Year

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, […]

BULLETIN: Governor wants state employees to run food service

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 […]

House passes new bill on dress outs

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 […]