"Gov. Rick Snyder has talked a lot about new ideas and reinventing government... But on one of Michigan's biggest quandaries - the state's bloated prison budget - the administration is embracing the failed policies of the past."
The state plans to bring in private contractors to operate some prisons and eliminate 2,000 government jobs, as well as privatize the medical and mental health care systems for prisoners. This comes even though the state acknowledges that the prison run by the GEO Group is one of its most expensive and inefficient.