2 Mid-Michigan jails face budget cuts - WNEM TV 5

2 Mid-Michigan jails face budget cuts

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Big cuts may be on the way to two Mid-Michigan jailhouses.

State lawmakers agreed on Wednesday to slash Michigan's corrections budget. That includes cuts to the Genesee County Jail and Flint City Lockup.

Genesee County was supposed to get $4.5 million from the state to fund the lockup. Now it's slated to get just $1 million.

That is cause for concern for Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell.

"I think we'll see the crime rates go back to where it once was. There'll be a state of near lawlessness in Flint. You have to have a place to put people," Pickell said.

The decision was made without support from Gov. Rick Snyder, who opposed cutting the corrections budget.

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