MDOC files final response in Ojibway Correctional Facility closure injunction

Courtesy: Michigan Dept. of Corrections

MARENISCO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - The Michigan Department of Corrections has filed their final response to Marenisco Townships injunction regarding the Ojibway Correctional Facility closing.

In their response, MDOC states that there is no particular method in which they need to consider the impact of the community where the correctional facility will be closing.

The response filed by Marenisco Township three days ago took issue with the fact that that local officials were not contacted concerning the possible closure of the Ojibway Correctional Facility, however MDOC claims that they are not required to do so.

MDOC says that Marenisco's claims only establish that MDOC did not use methods that they preferred or reached an outcome that they wanted.

In the response, MDOC says they believe that the case can be resolved on a purely legal basis but if the court rules in favor of Marenisco Township then they would like to request a hearing where they can put forth the evidence that they fully considered the impact of the closure of the Ojibway Correctional Facility on Marenisco Township.

MDOC once again asks that the lawsuit be dismissed entirely.

The issue now goes before a judge who will decide if the injunction has grounds or if it will be thrown out.

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