private prisons

Baldwin prison confirms 1st inmate COVID-19 death

BY: - June 1, 2020

North Lake Correctional Facility, the private, for-profit immigrant prison in rural Baldwin that has been plagued by hunger strikes and other controversies in the eight months since it opened, has confirmed its first inmate death due to COVID-19. The death appeared on the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) website on Friday. A spokesperson for GEO […]

Breaking: 9 inmates at Baldwin immigrant prison test positive for COVID-19

BY: - April 20, 2020

Updated, 9:32 p.m., 4/20/20, with Monday’s numbers for the Milan facility and comment from No Detention Centers in Michigan Nine inmates at Michigan’s only private, for-profit federal immigrant prison have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). DHHS spokesperson Lynn Sutfin said all nine of the cases […]

Breaking: 3 staffers at Baldwin immigrant prison test positive for COVID-19

BY: - April 13, 2020

Updated, 5:53 p.m. with Monday’s numbers for the Milan facility. Three employees at a federal immigrant prison in Baldwin have tested positive for COVID-19, the Advance confirmed Monday. A spokesperson for the owner of the private prison, Florida-based GEO Group, said that no inmates have tested positive at the North Lake Correctional Institute, although it […]

New: Hunger strike at Baldwin immigrant prison enters 5th day

BY: - April 10, 2020

A group of at least 10 inmates at Michigan’s only private, for-profit immigrant prison are on day five of a hunger strike to protest against what they describe as inhumane living conditions and discriminatory treatment from staff. Letters and phone calls to advocacy groups, which have been obtained by the Advance, describe concerns from at […]

Protesters plan to shut down Baldwin immigration prison before it can open*

BY: - September 30, 2019

Updated and corrected, 4:01 p.m. 10/2/19 The North Lake Correctional Facility is set to become Michigan’s first and only private, for-profit immigrant prison when it opens Tuesday morning. Immigration activists around the state are keen on not letting that happen.* Formerly known as the Michigan Youth Correctional Facility, the GEO Group-owned prison had previously been […]