Camp Manistique will remain open...for now. The minimum security facility, located in Manistique, in the Upper Peninsula, employs 45 people and has the capacity to house 264 inmates.
Michigan Department of Corrections Spokesperson Russ Marlan tells News Ten they're still moving towards closure, but now looking at an alternative use for the building. One idea is to use it to house a regional jail.
After talking with the Governor and city leaders, the camp closing has been postponed. Department of Corrections officials will meet again with city leaders next week.
Closing the facility would save the state roughly $4.4 million each year, says Marlan.