Lawmakers could set limit on number of inmates in Michigan prisons
One Michigan legislator wants to put a limit on the number of inmates in state-run prisons.
State Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, says legislation he introduced this week could save the state tens of millions of dollars. It would require the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) to keep the number of inmates in its prisons under 38,000. Right now, that number is about 44,000.