LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The head of Michigan's corrections officers union says state officials plan to reopen the Muskegon Correctional Facility this fall while turning the Ryan Correctional Facility into housing for parole violators.
Michigan Corrections Organization executive director Mel Grieshaber told The Associated Press of the changes Thursday.
Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan didn't immediately return a call Thursday requesting confirmation. But he did tell Gongwer News Service that Grieshaber was correct.
The changes mean more than 1,000 inmates will have to move to other prisons.
Grieshaber says the state closed the Mounds Correctional Facility in Detroit early this year, so fewer inmates are being housed in the city. He says that will make family visits difficult.
The Tuscola Re-Entry Facility in Caro also will close and move its operations to Ryan.