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Genesee County Correctional Facilities

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause.

Genesee County Correctional Facilities

The League supports:

  • Housing inmates in a facility that meets state code, and which are well maintained.
  • Daily monitoring of jail population to comply with facility's capacity and state standards.
  • Sufficient numbers of corrections officers to comply with state code; training in human relations, first aid/CPR, corrections law, reporting.
  • Adequate provisions for visitation; providing least costly phone service to recipients of inmate's collect calls.
  • Full-time Social Worker on staff; provisions for substance abuse counseling, job training, anger management, parenting education, enrichment programs.
  • Michigan Department of Corrections standards for sanitation of living quarters, clothing, bedding, pest control.
  • Compliance with Michigan Department of Corrections nutrition program.
  • Professional nursing care 24/7; maintenance of emergency first aid equipment; more exercise opportunities.

(Updated 2004)