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  May  2016
Study: PTSD, depression common among Michigan corrections and forensic officers
Taxing jobs in secure facilities lead to overwhelming stress, but the officers’ union and the employer are partnering to find solutions.


Michigan corrections officers and forensic security assistants are exposed to high levels of violence, injury, and death events in their workplaces. They also grapple with high levels of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression symptoms, and as their exposure to traumatic events increases, staff’s mental health decreases. Additionally, those who have more than 10 years of experience on the job, and those who work in high-security prisons, are even more likely to suffer from these conditions.

Parole absconder Kevin Wiley apprehended in Kentucky

A nearly three-week manhunt for a parole absconder wanted in connection for a murder in Oakland County last month has come to an end. Kevin Jermaine Wiley, was apprehended Wednesday in Radcliff, Kentucky. The Michigan Department of Corrections Absconder Recovery Unit worked in partnership with the United States Marshals Service, Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office in the search.

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