State prison guards are upset over plans to end regular perimeter patrols outside 27 of Michigan’s 31 state prisons. Guards protested outside the Corrections Department’s Lansing headquarters today.
The Corrections Department says changing to random patrols, and adding cameras and motion sensors will save the state $13 million.
Mel Grieshaber is the head of the Michigan Corrections Organization, the prison guards union. He says the decision to end perimeter patrols is just part of a pattern.