In Memoriam: Josephine McCallum and George Haight

This week, we are honoring two Michigan corrections officers who died in the line of duty. Josephine McCallum was murdered on March 24, 1987 at the former State Prison of Southern Michigan in Jackson. Her body was found in a stairwell. She had worked for the MDOC for only 46 days. It was her first […]

In Memoriam: Officer Jack Budd

Jack Budd was murdered at the former State Prison of Southern Michigan in Jackson on Dec. 27, 1987. It was 33 years ago this week. An inmate, armed with a weapon, came out of a shower area and stabbed Budd while he was checking ID cards. Budd and other officers subdued the inmate. Budd passed away […]

Push back against MDOC’s understaffing – Informational pickets scheduled for Detroit, Jackson, Marquette

For several years, Michigan prisons have been mismanaged by the Department of Corrections administration, resulting in dangerous working conditions for Corrections Officers that the MDOC is unwilling or unable to correct. Michigan Corrections Organization is working to educate the public and legislators on the working conditions inside state prisons. As part of this campaign, we […]

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 […]