MDOC http://michiganradio.org en More snooping needed at Michigan prison http://michiganradio.org/post/more-snooping-needed-michigan-prison <p><strong>Updated 2:23 p.m.:</strong></p><p>Michigan Department of Corrections public information officer John Cordell&nbsp; reacted to the report by saying, "This is why we do audits. It looks like we came up short. We'll be sure to correct our procedures in the future."</p><p><strong>12:11 p.m.:</strong></p><p>Auditors say officials at Newberry Correctional Facility in the upper peninsula haven't been listening in enough on their prisoners.</p><p><a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20101217/NEWS06/101217009/1001/news">The Associated Press</a> reports:</p><blockquote><p>The prison is supposed to document that it monitors at least 50 phone calls a month by inmates. State auditors say they fell short of that target by half during a three-month period earlier this year.</p></blockquote><p><span>The auditors said phone monitoring is an important part of keeping prisoners from violating prison policies or state law.</span></p><p><span>The medium security prison in Newberry can hold 1,072 people.</span></p><p><span>The <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/documents/corrections/2009_MDOC_STATISTICAL_REPORT_319907_7.pdf">Michigan Department of Corrections</a> holds more than 43,960 prisoners in 34 correctional facilities around the state.</span> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 17:11:24 +0000 Mark Brush 637 at http://michiganradio.org More snooping needed at Michigan prison