I am currently working in MI as an RN in a maximum security prison. I have been here 5 years, and have seen many things I never wanted to see. You have to be assertive and have to be able to leave work at work at the end of the day. Our physicians and PAs work for a private contractor called Corizon, but the nursing staff is employed by the MDOC. As far as pay, we actually top out at a little higher than the range listed in the comment above. Our employer requires at least one year of nursing experience.