“This job changes someone.” NBC News covers corrections staff stress in series about prisons

Watch this powerful interview with Cary Johnson about the stress corrections staff face. It’s part of a larger look this week by NBC News at our country’s criminal justice system. Tune in to NBC Nightly News, Today, and Dateline this week for more stories. A few years ago, a national news network would have overlooked […]

New Director of Government and Political Affairs joins MCO staff

Please join us in welcoming MCO’s new Director of Government and Political Affairs, Jonovan Luckey. Jonovan joins us after working as the Political Field Director for Metro Detroit AFL-CIO. He also worked for the Michigan House of Representatives, SEIU Local 1, and a senate campaign. He holds B.A. degrees in Social Policy and Relations and […]

Join us at the MCO Children’s Day Picnic

The 2019 MCO Children’s Day Picnic will be Saturday, Aug. 17 at Lower Huron Metropark (Woods Creek section) in Belleville. The picnic is a long-standing tradi­tion that brings together corrections employees for a day of family fun! All COs and staff at prisons in the Detroit area are invited. The picnic will include a bounce […]

Join us for UP Golf Social

UP members are welcome to come to an informal golf social Tuesday, July 23 at Pictured Rocks Golf Course in Munising. Instead of a formal golf outing fundraiser, this will be a casual event where MCO members from UP facilities can golf and visit with each other. Byron Osborn and Vice President Ray Sholtz will […]

2019 Detroit Tigers Law Enforcement Night

Tuesday, June 4 is Law Enforcement Night at Comerica Park. The Tigers will host the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:10 p.m. Each ticket comes with a Detroit Tigers Law Enforcement hat and $5 of each ticket will be donated to the Michigan Concerns of Police Survivors. View a flyer here. To get your tickets, visit […]

CorrectionsOne article by MCO: If you want insurance for your recruitment efforts, don’t forget about retention

Check it out! CorrectionsOne published an article from MCO about the importance of retention. Read it on the C1 website. From the article: “We buy insurance to protect our biggest assets, like our homes. It’s time state corrections departments start protecting one of their multi-million-dollar assets – their staff. They can’t buy insurance to protect […]

2019 Closer to Home List Released

The 2019 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 Tara Nichol at […]

Welcome, Tony Trierweiler class!

MCO overcomes new challenges with recruit sign up to maintain our high membership rate We are proud to announce that 98 percent of recruits in the Tony Trierweiler class have decided to join MCO! Welcome, new recruits! We are glad you are here. Over the past several weeks, MCO staff have been meeting the 200+ […]

MDOC Initiates New Wellness Program, MCO Offers Help

Corrections Officers and Forensic Security Aids face dangerous and vulnerable situations every day. The stress caused by the threat of violence, having to be hypervigilant, and missing family events due to mandated overtime makes COs at a higher risk of PTSD and suicide. MDOC leaders acknowledge these internal battles that corrections staff face and are […]

MCO seeks Political Director to continue to build relationships and strength

MCO is hiring a Political Director. Full job description and duties are outlined below. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Cindy Kogut, MCO Finance and Human Resource Coordinator. Deadline to apply is June 7, 2019. Michigan Corrections Organization Political Director Purpose: The Political Director develops and implements political programs aimed at building […]