The answer is probably "no." I can't imagine that the state of Michigan would test its more than 50,000 inmates for hepatitis c. It would cost too much for the cash-strapped state budget.
But, look at this news story from the Associated Press where it states that 40 percent of the inmate population in this country has this often fatal disease that can be transmitted easily.
From just a financial point of view, is the Michigan Legislature and Gov. Jennifer Granholm being shortsighted by not testing and then treating inmates.
They get out, contract the full blown disease and then pass it on to others. It has to be expensive.