Join a local coalition or start one!

Find a Group

Sign Up

SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter and news digest
Go to Newsletter archive

A Resolution regarding utilization of the Standish Maximum Prison Facility

Printer-friendly versionSend by emailPDF version
Arenac County, MI
October 6, 2009

Arenac County Board of Commissioners
Yeas: 4, Nays: 1

WHEREAS, upon further consideration of viable replacement alternatives for the Standish Maximum Prison, including the economic effects that the loss of the prison will have on this community, including but not limited to:

  1. loss of jobs and residents;
  2. lost consumer base
  3. loss of residential and commercial real estate
  4. lost water and sewer revenue;


WHEREAS, after making considerable efforts to evaluate the opinions of the residents of this community; and assessing all of the reasonable concerns relevant thereto, and being satisfied that the safety and well being of the Arenac County community and its residents will not be jeopardized; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners concludes that it is in the community's best interest for the Standish Maximum Prison to be sold and/or utilized for purposes including the detainment of Federal detainees or prisoners currently held in the Federal facilities.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Arenac County Board of Commissioners endorses efforts by the State of Michigan and the United States of America to reach an agreement to utilize the Standish Maximum Prison for the detainment of current Federal detainees and prisoners held in Federal facilities, and/or use by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.