Gov. Rick Snyder followed up on a pledge to see how Michigan prisons are being run, becoming the first Michigan governor in more than 50 years to tour a state prison.
He visited the Charles E. Egeler Reception and Guidance Center in Jackson Friday afternoon.
Snyder spokeswoman Geralyn Lasher says Snyder “wanted to see how a typical day might be” in a state prison. She says the last governor to tour a prison was G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams, who served from 1949-1960.
Source : “Gov. Rick Snyder tours prison in Jackson complex”, MLive, May 11, 2012.