Corrections Employees Accidentally Injected With Insulin

BLACKMAN TWP, MI &#8211 A union leader for employees at a prison in the Jackson area said he is still waiting for more details about how employees were accidentally injected with insulin during tuberculosis testing.

The incident happened 10 days ago at the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility, 3500 N. Elm Road.

Three of 36 employees who were injected with insulin sought medical treatment, with one employee being taken to the hospital, the Michigan Department of Corrections has said.

Mel Grieshaber, executive director of the Michigan Corrections Organization, said the union sent a letter two days after the incident to Dan Heyns, director of the Michigan Department of Corrections. As of Thursday morning, Grieshaber said, the union had not received a response.

“One, we thought it was not handled with the individuals, our members, the employees properly,” he said of the reason for sending the letter. “They should have been informed in essence what happened by some medical professional so they were clear on that. The second thing is we were asking them to address it and look into protocol to make sure nothing like this ever happens again.”

John Cordell, a department spokesman, could not be reached for comment Thursday.


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