MCO IN-DEPTH: Senate budget recommendation calls for massive cuts

In what can only be described as a significant difference of opinion, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections has removed $41.6 million dollars from the Governor’s recommended corrections budget, while leaving the challenge of how to achieve those savings to the MDOC.

Coldwater members: MCO setting up special meeting on 401(k)

Coldwater members are invited to attend a special 401(k) information session presented by Mainstay Capital Management and MCO.  The event will be at 11 a.m. May 17 at Best Western Plus. 630 E. Chicago St., Coldwater, MI. See a flyer. Please RSVP to or by May 12 if you would like to attend. […]

Flag for the Fallen honors Clarence Hammond

MCO President Tom Tylutki presented Macomb Correctional Facility with a Flag for the Fallen yesterday in honor of Clarence Hammond, an MCO member who was murdered in 2012. MDOC Director Heidi Washington and Macomb Warden Randall Haas received the flag yesterday. Tylutki gave them the flag on behalf of the Michigan Association of Police Organizations. […]

Jackson members: MCO setting up special meeting on 401(k)

UPDATE APRIL 19: Unfortunately, the Mainstay meeting scheduled in Jackson April 20 has been canceled. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cherelyn at or Tara at ORIGINAL POST APRIL 12: Jackson members are invited to attend a special 401(k) information session presented by Mainstay Capital Management and MCO. The event will […]

Grand Rapids Griffins tickets up for grabs!

Join the MCO Facebook group “Michigan Corrections Organization (Members Only)” if you haven’t already to see how to participate in the latest ticket giveaway! This time you may enter for a chance to win a 5 pack of tickets to the Grand Rapids Griffins’ game against the San Antonio Rampage on Friday, February 17th! We […]

New contest: win tickets to two Pistons games this month

UPDATE 2/3: This contest has been extended. Winners will be picked at noon Monday. Don’t delay-call now to win! ORIGINAL POST 2/2: MCO is giving away 2 pairs of tickets for this month’s Detroit Pistons games versus the San Antonio Spurs (2/10) and New Orleans Hornets (2/23). To enter, all you have to do is […]

UPDATE: Ballot count date rescheduled for Nov. 4

UPDATE OCT. 21: To give all members enough time to vote, the ballot count date has been pushed back to Friday, Nov. 4. Read more details in this KYI. Please disregard the Oct. 27 date. You can still read the bargaining review here. ORIGINAL POST OCT. 11: The voting packet will be mailed this week. […]

Special appreciation cookout Oct. 12 for staff in KCF riot

The MCO Executive Board and staff are hosting an appreciation cookout for all Kinross-area officers and employees who worked during the riot or its aftermath. The cookout will be held 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Kinross Township Hall, 4884 W. Curtis St., Kincheloe. Staff who responded from other prisons are […]

UPDATE to MCO In-Depth: Governor Signs Survivor Health Benefits Bill

UPDATE 4:10 P.M.: The governor signed this bill today. This is another legislative win for MCO members and their families! Thanks, members, for your support! ORIGINAL POST 10:10 A.M.:The Michigan House and Senate have passed a bill that will provide health benefits for up to 60 months to the surviving spouse and dependents of officers […]