State Representative Has Plan for Standish Prison

State Representative Mike Hoadley of Michigan’s 99th District has introduced legislation to transfer ownership of the Standish Maximum Correctinal Facility from the state to a bidder at fair market value.

The facility was a maximum-security prison with five 88-bed housing units and another unit comprising of 164 beds. It opened in 1990 and was occupied for 19 years until October 2009, when it was announced the facility would be closed, and has remained empty since. Hoadley says the faility could be retrofitted to meet various potential needs, including increased mental health care for residents.

The proposal was referred to the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee for consideration.