2012 : Governor Snyder, First Governor in 50 Years to Visit a Michigan Prison

May 11, 2022 all-day

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.

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