Join us at the 2020 MCO Crisis Fund Golf Outing

Again this year, MCO is proud to host a golf outing to support the MCO Crisis Fund. The fund assists dues-paying members grappling with a disaster, such as an on-the-job injury, sudden illness, or other devastating event. To those who support the fund, we thank you! Crisis Fund Golf Outing WHEN: Friday, Sept. 11. Registration […]

Celebrating your dedication and sacrifices during Correctional Officers Week

Update May 11: Like we mentioned last week, the governor put all proclamations on hold during this time of emergency. However, because we are essential staff who are working hard to keep others safe, the governor made a special exception and issued a proclamation for Correctional Officers Week. For the past four decades, MCO has […]

Governor appoints Cary Johnson to represent COs on Suicide Prevention Commission

MCO Recording Secretary Cary Johnson has been appointed to the governor’s Suicide Prevention Commission. Johnson, of JCF, will represent corrections officers on the commission. Johnson has led MCO’s efforts to raise awareness of PTSD and suicide among corrections staff and find solutions. She is one of 16 appointees to the commission by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. […]

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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 […]

Updated 2019-2021 MCO contract available now

Updated 2019-2021 MCO contract. The documents found here represent the language secured during the negotiations between MCO and Office of the State Employer for the bargaining period of 2019-20. Please recall that the current contract (January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021) was negotiated in two phases. First, in latter months of 2018 negotiations took […]

Rest in Peace, Officer McCallum and Gatekeeper Haight

In the last week of March, MCO honors two Michigan corrections officers who have died in the line of duty. George Haight, a gatekeeper, was poisoned by an inmate March 27, 1893 at the Michigan State Penitentiary in Jackson. Haight ate tainted food prepared by inmate Robert Irving Latimer. Latimer served Haight, the captain, and […]

Important COVID-19 survey for corrections staff

Corrections Officers and Other Front-Line Staff, One Voice wants to hear from you during this unprecedented pandemic. One Voice is a national campaign made up of a broad range of criminal justice stakeholders with the goal of building bridges and advancing a unified approach to the policies, programs and narratives that define criminal justice reform. […]