Michigan Department of Corrections
|Department of Corrections|
|Patch of the Department of Corrections.|
|Seal of the Michigan Department of Corrections|
|Motto||"Expecting Excellence Every Day"|
|Preceding agency||Prison Commission|
|Annual budget||$2 Billion (2010)|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||State of Michigan, USA|
|Map of Department of Corrections's jurisdiction.|
|Size||97,990 square miles (253,800 km2)|
|Population||10,003,422 (2008 est.)|
|Michigan DOC Website|
|* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) oversees prisons and other correctional facilities in the state of Michigan, USA. It has 34 prison facilities, and a Special Alternative Incarceration program, together composing approximately 44,000 prisoners. Another 72,000 probationers and parolees are under its supervision. (2010 figures) The agency has its headquarters in Grandview Plaza in Lansing.
Divisions of the Michigan Department of Corrections
Correctional Facilities Administration
The Correctional Facilities Administration (CFA) is responsible for the state's prisons and camps, including the Special Alternative Incarceration (boot camp). CFA has administrative offices in Lansing where a Deputy Director oversees the network of secure facilities. The network is divided into two regions, and each region has a Regional Prison Administrator who has oversight over wardens. At the local level, the wardens oversee daily operations of the prisons and camps. CFA also manages several peripheral aspects of facility operation, including prisoner transportation, food service and classification.
The state secure-facilities network supervises a diverse offender population. The physical plants also span centuries, from the Michigan Reformatory in Ionia (built in the late 1870s) to the modern Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility, which was completed in 2001. The prisons are categorized into different security levels. A Secure Level I facility houses prisoners who are more easily managed within the network (even though they may have committed violent crimes). The state's Level V prisons house prisoners who pose maximum management problems, are a maximum security risk, or both.
As of January 2014, these facilities are open and in operation:
- Alger Correctional Facility (LMF)
- Baraga Correctional Facility (AMF)
- Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility (IBC)
- Carson City Correctional Facility (DRF)
- Central Michigan Correctional Facility (STF)
- Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center (RGC)
- Chippewa Correctional Facility (URF)
- Cooper Street Correctional Facility (JCS)
- Detroit Reentry Center
- Earnest C. Brooks Correctional Facility (LRF)
- G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility (JCF)
- Gus Harrison Correctional Facility (ARF)
- Ionia Correctional Facility (ICF)
- Kinross Correctional Facility (KCF)
- Lakeland Correctional Facility (LCF)
- Macomb Correctional Facility (MRF)
- Marquette Branch Prison (MBP)
- Michigan Reformatory (RMI)
- Muskegon Correctional Facility (MCF)
- Newberry Correctional Facility (NCF)
- Oaks Correctional Facility (ECF)
- Ojibway Correctional Facility (OCF)
- Parnall Correctional Facility (SMT)
- Pugsley Correctional Facility (MPF)
- Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility (MTU)
- Saginaw Correctional Facility (SRF)
- Special Alternative Incarceration Facility (SAI)
- St. Louis Correctional Facility (SLF)
- Thumb Correctional Facility (TCF)
- West Shoreline Correctional Facility (MTF)
- Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility (WHV)
- Woodland Center Correctional Facility (WCC)
Field Operations Administration
The Field Operations Administration (FOA) is responsible for state probation and parole supervision as well as other methods of supervision.
Operations Support Administration
The Operations Support Administration is responsible for oversight of departmental finances, personnel services - including training and recruitment of new employees, policy development, labor relations, and physical plant and environmental services.
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In 2004, the department initiated a prisoner re-entry act, with the intent of re-integrating prisoners into society so that they may lead a life free of crime. Offenders who have participated in the program are showing a 30% decline in the rate at which they return to prison. Michigan is a national model in prisoner re-entry and has seen at decline of over 7,000 prisoners since May 2007, saving the State of Michigan over $700 million in operational costs.
On February 1, 2009, MDOC banned tobacco possession in all MDOC facilities. MDOC prisons removed their designated smoking areas, and staff members are now required to keep tobacco products in their locked vehicles.
Fallen officers and prisoners
- 2010 State Budget
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2009-01-26.
- Michigan Department of Corrections 2003 Annual Report
- "eDOC - Contact the Michigan Department of Corrections." Michigan Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 7, 2009.
- Michigan Department of Corrections site
- "Prison Directory". Michigan Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2015-01-10.
- Michigan Department of Corrections site
- "Tobacco Cessation in the MDOC." Michigan Department of Corrections. Retrieved on October 7, 2010.
- "Tobacco Cessation." Michigan Department of Corrections. February 27, 2008. Retrieved on October 7, 2010.
- Officer Down Memorial Page
- Michigan Department of Corrections Fallen Employees Page