COVID-19 information from MCO

Below are updates from MCO concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, going back to March 31. For more information and the latest updates, dues-paying members may join our Facebook group. For the latest count of how many MDOC staff and inmates have been diagnosed with COVID-19, visit this post from the MDOC. Thank you, Corrections Officers and […]

Update on Free College Program

Last updated: July 29, 2022 FAQS Who does this impact? All current and future students participating in the Free College Benefit program. I am a current student using the Free College Benefit, what information can be provided? The colleges are awaiting further information regarding the Department of Education’s guidance on the Free College Benefit for […]

2022 Crisis Fund Golf Outing set for Sept. 9. Join us!

Join us at the 2022 MCO Crisis Fund Golf Outing on September 9. To get the full details or sign up, see this brochure. The golf outing brochure includes a golfer sign up form you can print and fill out. Mail the form and check to MCO Crisis Fund, 421 W. Kalamazoo, Lansing, MI 48933 Every year, […]

MCO 2022 Big Bass Tournament

We are proud to announce our 2022 MCO Big Bass Tournament.  The top three fishers will receive prizes.  All entrants will receive an MCO travel mug. Here are the prizes: 1st Place – $300 Bass Pro Shop Gift Card 2nd Place – $200 Cabela’s Gift Card 3rd Place – $100 Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Card […]

Honoring Corrections Officers During CO Week 2022

May 1-7 is Correctional Officers Week! Thank you, officers, for keeping prisons and communities safe and secure. As front line staff behind the walls, officers put their personal safety on the line for public safety. We truly believe corrections officers work Michigan’s toughest job. For the past four decades, MCO has obtained a proclamation from […]

2022-2024 contract online now – read it here

MCO bargaining unit members are now under a new contract, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Read the 2022-2024 contract here.   This three year contract includes a 7% pay raise over the first two years of the contract, a $3,250 retention incentive, guaranteed overtime pay on worked holidays, an additional state holiday, healthcare enhancements and state […]

Officer Neil Costello honored as 2022 MDOC Officer of the Year

Neil Costello, a corrections officer at the Michigan Reformatory, has been named the 2022 Michigan Department of Corrections Officer of the Year. Officer Costello has been an MDOC corrections officer for 19 years. He is known at work for his decision making, sharp attention to detail, and ability to work well in high-pressure situations. He […]

Recruitment Form

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Correctional Officer for the Michigan Department of Corrections, please fill out this form, and a MCO Recruitment Representative will provide you with information about how to start your career in corrections.

MCO Scholarship Applications Due April 1, 2022

As a member of MCO, your children are eligible for the MCO Scholarship Program. MCO will award 20 scholarships of $750 each. Previous MCO scholarship winners are not eligible. Applications must be mailed, and they must be postmarked by April 1st. Print an application now. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The MCO scholarship program […]

2022 Closer to Home List

The 2022 closer to home transfer list has been finalized. View the list here. There is no set time for when those on the list will be transferred. It depends on when wardens decide to fill vacancies. There are times there are carryovers from previous years because the employee(s) never transferred. Contact Stephanie Short at […]