Skip to comments.MI in talks about California Prisoners
Posted on 06/29/2009 3:27:24 PM PDT by Kieri
LANSING, Mich. -- Empty Michigan prisons could become home to hundreds of California inmates if a deal can be struck.
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm sent a letter Monday to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger formally offering space for some of the inmates California is running out of room to house to Michigan.
Download: Ganholm Letter To Schwarzenegger
Michigan plans to close two prisons by the end of September.
They are the Standish Maximum Correctional facility about 145 miles northwest of Detroit and a medium-security prison in Muskegon, about 45 miles northwest of Grand Rapids.
Michigan could save the jobs of about half of the 1,000 prison guards it plans to lay off by Oct. 1 if California accepts the offer.
A request for comment was left with Schwarzenegger's office Monday.
Isn't this great? We'll go from the "Great Lakes State" to the "Penal Colony"!!
Barney Franks to the Rescue Ping!
“Isn’t this great? We’ll go from the “Great Lakes State” to the “Penal Colony”!!”
the guards will be happy...
Maybe I’m thick, but isn’t the reason Arnold is going to cut the prisoners loose is lack of money?
Is Granholm going to foot the bill for these prisoners or what ?
Doesn’t she understand that California cannot pay?
They are now running on IOUs.
Many of the prisoners will be California gang bangers. When they move in, their homeys will move nearby to 'keep the faith' with them, visit them, and carry out their orders. Michigan will gain the worst parts of California at the price of a few hundred jobs for as long as California can pay.
When is Michigan going to wise up and toss that Canadian idiot back across the lake?
I’m guessing we get all the illegal alien crimminals after Jenny the genius turns all our loose.
Good lord this woman gets dumber by the second.
Michigan. The new Australia!
Because in Michigan, the inmates are running the asylum.
On a bright note, Monica Conyers resigned today. I can see the ticket now -- Conyers/Kilpatrick 2014!
You’ve go to be kidding.
Granholm got in because she managed to make promise after promise to a welfare constituency. That’s how she got in and stays in.
Hardworking taxpayers are a minority.
LOL We’re also laying off 100 state police because the genius wants to toss a $1 per year lease in a donated building for a $3,000,000 per year lease on a new building.
Thank God she’s term limited.
At least we have that. Then hopefully Michigan will come out en masse and vote these liberal worms out.
Michigan has one of the HIGHEST crime rates in the country, even not counting their government. How can their prisons have vacancy signs?
Some days I just can’t help but laugh at the utter stupidity of Michigan democrats. Fortunately our GOP state reps are starting to stand up and cause trouble in Lansing.
My personal favorite granholm idiocy is wanting to spend stimulus money to print roadsigns to show where stimulus money is being spent.
As much as I detest Jenny, if she's negotiating to rent out Michigan prisons, it's not a horrid idea. Of course, Arnold doesn't have any money to pay for this, and the ACLU idiots will try to block this, but still...
Governor Jennifer Granholm has “laid a strong groundwork for the state’s future, and he’ll be happy to run on the Democratic governor’s record,” - John Cherry, MI Lt. Governor
The devil is hiding in the details, like who’s going to pay for the cost of transporting all those felons to MI, and back to CA once their out? What if they don’t want to return to CA? How about all the civil rights whiners insisting that their families be accommodated locally for conjugal visits at taxpayer expense?
Ooooooooooh, I don’t want to think about this anymore.
We don't have enough prison space for that. Heck, all those on the city payroll would max out the prisons.
WHAT??? Who on earth would think that’s a good idea?
I don’t even know what to say -
John / Billybob
Here’s the state police HQ story. Pure stupidity combined with corruption and an attempt to blame the GOP thrown in for good measure.
“After living in MI for two years I can assure all FReepers of one salient fact: Granholm is a moron.”
But she has to be smart - she’s from Harvard.... just like obama, and Kerry, and Bush...oh, wait...:)
Look on the bright side. Now you’ll have somebody to operate those bulldozers to raze Flint.
The stupidity of the typical liberal politician never ceases to amaze me. I’m glad she isn’t my governor but given all of the Yankees down here, they would vote for someone like that without question. When things went to hell, be dumbfounded as to why things went to hell.
Thanks for the link. Wow. Frightening to know she was re-elected.
Then again, the odds of Jenny getting the details right are.......zero.
I have a hard time imagining families migrating from beautiful, sunny Kali to g-dforsaken Michigan. Yes, I’ve been to both. ;)
You can have a hard time believing it all you want but it happens. Here in Jackson county we have a growing illegal alien community that visits the prison on every visiting day.
I have a friend who is a gaurd and he had to learn spanish to keep his gravy job of dealing with visitors.
A clustergrab, for sure.
The deal looks fine to me, sitting in AZ and watching hard-core, illegal alien prisoners being sent from CA to MI. Farther away from me. Those guys are really bad. And they speak with a funny accent. Oh, they kill people, in case you don’t know how violent this bunch is.
Having lived in MI for over 20 years in my youth, I feel sorry for y’all.
Whoa. Homeboy. I lived in Jackson a few years. Worked at WILX, lived on 1st St. Work (studio) was less than a mile from Cooper St, so we got escaped prisoner notices on the door regularly.
My grandmother lived by the dump on the corner of Seymore and Rosehill I think it was. Kitty corner from the golf course. She saw plenty of action too at times.
FR is how I learn what’s going on in “real” America. That’s depressing.
Actually I think its easier for the welfare cases to follow an incarcerated relative. As I understand it they claim hardship and get a fast track through the system.
Jackson was always a little...difficult...at times. A good town, but very hard on those who have lived there their whole lives. I so miss some of those I knew.
How long can they tread water?
Maybe they should start giving the Detroit thugs jail time instead of probation.......
I’ve never lived in jackson but I’ve lived all over the county. I grew up in hanover but lived out by waterloo and now live near Napoleon.
Except our dear governor is RELEASING prisoners because of our huge budget hole and 14.1% unemployment rate. She's also decided to lay off 100 brand new state police officers fresh out of the academy.
Putting Club Gitmo terrorists in the frozen UP is one thing. Taking California's trash is another.
You mean we'll have to hire even more than the 200 "temporary" food stamp workers about to undergo state training? Wonderful. We don't have time limits, either. Why should they go back to the west coast when there's less competition for benefits here?
......like whos going to pay for the cost of transporting all those felons to MI.....
Simple..... they will ride empty Amtrack trains for free
so things are way way worse than i thought.
She doesn’t really help the ‘dumb blonde’ stereotypes. I like to think that after this, the Rpeublicans will have an easy tinme of it as long as they don’t mess it up with this infighting.
I think we really only have two potential GOP candidates for governor so that will work in our favor too.