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Security Number One at Michigan Prisons

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Michigan prisons work everyday to avoid prisoners from escaping.

Michael Elliot killed four people back in 1993 and is now on the run. He escaped from the Ionia Correctional Facility in Ionia on Sunday evening. After his escape, Elliot carjacked a woman and drove to Indiana. She was able to escape near Elkhart.

9&10 News spoke with Pugsley Correctional Facility in Kingsley about safety measures that help to prevent similar situations.

According to the prison, daily rounds, inmate counts, and video surveillance are just a few of their security measures.

Prison is considered the number one function at the facility to make sure staff, prisoners, and the public are safe.

The Michigan Department of Corrections says they plan to thoroughly investigate what happened at the Ionia Facility and make any necessary security upgrades.

9&10's Breelynn Martin and Photojournalist Jacob Johnson spoke with Pugsley Correctional Facility and Russ Marlan with the Michigan Department of Corrections.