There are lots of women in Michigan prisons are they are being victimized by the Michigan Department of Corrections. The Detroit News writes about this in an important series of stories. Everybody should be outraged by this.
Michigan lawmakers need to be held accountabile for this. By letting this abuse of female prisoners continues, they are not doing their job.
A couple of years ago, they eliminated the legislature's Michigan Office of Corrections Ombudsman. This office needs to be reinstated and its enabling statute needs to be strengthened.