Baldwin would host inmates from Vermont in private prison

Jun 1, 2015

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There's a new plan to reopen the so-called 'punk prison' near Baldwin, and to bring 300 high-security inmates from Vermont to northern Michigan. The prison used to house juvenile offenders, until it was closed in the mid-2000s.

Supporters of the move say it would lead to 300 new jobs in Lake County, but opponents say it's a dangerous idea.

Jake Neher, a state capitol reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network, explains how the plan would work: