The Michigan Department of Corrections announced that a prison in Muskegon Heights will close in March.
Nearly 175 people work at the West Shoreline Correctional Facility. The Michigan Department of Corrections says it plans to do what it can to ensure that all employees have a job when the prison closes.
The main reason for the closure is because the state’s prison population is down, according to The Michigan Department of Corrections.
Chris Gautz, a spokesperson for MDOC said the closure shows the state’s correctional system is working.