Welcome to the Prison Talk Online Community! Take a Minute and Sign Up Today!






Go Back   Prison Talk > U.S. REGIONAL FORUMS > MICHIGAN > Michigan Prison Visitation, Phones, Packages & Mail
Register Entertainment FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Michigan Prison Visitation, Phones, Packages & Mail Use this forum to discuss Michigan prison Visitation, Phones & Mail issues & topics. If you have a question about or want to discuss these issues in a specific facility, please visit that facility's sub-forum category.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-09-2019, 08:03 PM
patchouli's Avatar
patchouli patchouli is online now
PTO Administrator

PTOQ Editorial Team Member Staff Superstar Two Time Winner Staff Superstar Winner 

Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 41,233
Thanks: 41,691
Thanked 34,743 Times in 16,018 Posts
Default Michigan: When Prisons Cut Off Visits—Indefinitely

When Prisons Cut Off Visits—Indefinitely

It’s been nearly 25 years since Michigan adopted a controversial visitation policy. Families have been fighting it ever since.

In 1995, Michigan prison officials implemented a controversial new policy: Any inmate found guilty of two substance-abuse violations would lose all rights to visits, except from their lawyer or minister. The state prison population had grown significantly in the early 1990s, as had the use of drugs inside. Guards worried contraband was being smuggled into facilities and wanted to limit the number of outsiders coming in.

Families were outraged. Thousands wrote letters, and hundreds testified in public hearings. In addition to the punishment for drug use, the state had banned any minors from visiting prisoners who weren’t their parents. That meant nieces, nephews, siblings, cousins and godchildren were cut off entirely. While prisons often take away visits for disciplinary reasons, this ban was uniquely severe and long-lasting.

People in Michigan prisons and their loved ones have been fighting the rule ever since.

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2...YBJV4hsOasovU8

Wow. How sad I hadn't realized Michigan's visitation policy is so harsh Excellent article.
__________________
prisontalkhelp@gmail.com

patchouli, PTO Admin



Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Visits refused indefinitely??? Misty0042 Maryland Prison & Jail Visitation, Phones, Packages & Mail 2 03-16-2015 05:33 AM
My visits were taken from me indefinitely ... How do I appeal this? Jsloop California Prison Visitation - General Q&A 3 11-21-2012 02:10 PM
Visits Suspended Indefinitely??? DOELO Pennsylvania General Prison Talk, News, Introductions & Chit Chat 1 01-05-2011 06:48 PM
Our visits are suspended indefinitely Sra.Labios Arizona Visitation, Phones, Packages & Mail Discussions 27 12-03-2009 02:14 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:16 PM.
Copyright © 2001- 2017 Prison Talk Online
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Website Design & Custom vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media
Message Board Statistics