Joey Horan, Outlier Media

Joey Horan is a freelance journalist and educator working with Outlier Media to cover the COVID-19 pandemic in metro Detroit. His previous work can be found at Michigan Radio and Belt Magazine.

Articles

Care or punishment? Michigan prisoners placed in solitary as COVID surges

Care or punishment? Michigan prisoners placed in solitary as COVID surges

August 24, 2020 | Joey Horan, Outlier Media

Michigan is amid another surge of coronavirus inside prisons. Other states have taken to testing all corrections officers, but Michigan is relying on methods that some experts say are questionable and ineffective.

Michigan laws kept him imprisoned after his parole. Now, he has COVID-19.

Michigan laws kept him imprisoned after his parole. Now, he has COVID-19.

May 19, 2020 | Joey Horan, Outlier Media

As the coronavirus slams Michigan prisons, 1,500 prisoners remain locked up even though they’ve been granted parole. That’s because of strict Truth in Sentencing laws that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has refused to change amid the pandemic.