The Value of Character

Your character tells a story about who you are and where you’ve been. We’re not born with character – it’s instilled in us from a young age and shaped by our families and our experiences. Character is this month’s value in the Michigan Corrections Organization – Move Forward Campaign. Throughout the campaign, we’ll introduce a shared […]

In-Depth: MCO leads in corrections

By Jeremy Tripp MCO Director, Government & Political Affairs In 2016, MCO decided enough was enough and began an intensive campaign to change the negative public image of corrections and rewrite the harsh narrative portrayed in television and movies. Fast forward two years and you will find MCO is a state and national leader on […]

Rest in peace, McCallum and Haight

In March, we remember two Michigan corrections officers who made the ultimate sacrifice this month years ago, Josephine McCallum and George Haight.

Prison dog training program helps corrections officer’s family

Michigan corrections officer Rick Benson and his wife, Ericka Benson, struggled for months to find a service dog for Ericka. That changed when John Hassen, a fellow officer they met through Michigan Corrections Organization, introduced them to Stiggy’s Dogs, a program that allows Michigan prisoners to train service animals. Now, Ericka and her service dog, […]