2011 Senate Bill 878

House Roll Call 896: Passed

To allow, but not require, the Department of Corrections to contract out the incarceration of prisoners to a private prison in a five year contract, if doing so would save at least 10 percent. This could include a contract to house adult prisoners at the former Michigan youth correctional facility in Baldwin, a privately owned and managed prison whose previous contract with the state was revoked by Gov. Jennifer Granholm in 2005.

56 Yeas / 50 Nays
Republican (55 Yeas / 8 Nays)
Democrat (1 Yea / 42 Nays)
Excused or Not Voting (4)