MDOC has announced the closure of the Detroit Reentry Center, tentatively scheduled for January 2021. MCO leaders were notified this afternoon.
DRC’s closure will be part of a budget deal, according to the MDOC’s announcement. “The 2020-21 state budget will include a $12.3 million spending cut for the MDOC related to this closure,” their announcement states.
MDOC will now establish a layoff unit and a timeline for transfers, bumps, etc. This information should be released sometime next week. MCO will update affected members frequently throughout the process.
MCO leaders will also hold chapter meetings in Detroit soon to share information about the closure process.