Baraga Correctional Facility

Coordinates: 46°45′53″N 88°30′20″W / 46.76475°N 88.50563°W / 46.76475; -88.50563
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Baraga Correctional Facility (AMF)
Coordinates46°45′53″N 88°30′20″W / 46.76475°N 88.50563°W / 46.76475; -88.50563
Security classLevel I & V
Opened1993 (1993)
Managed byMichigan Department of Corrections
DirectorWarden Kris Taskila
Street address13924 Wadaga Road
CountyBaraga County, Michigan
ZIP Code49908-9204
CountryUnited States
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Baraga Correctional Facility (AMF) is a Michigan prison, located in Baraga, for adult male prisoners. While it includes a Level I security facility, it is primarily a maximum security prison.


The prison was opened in 1993 and has eight housing units currently used for Michigan Department of Corrections male prisoners 18 years of age and older. One of the housing units has 280 beds for Level I (lower level security) prisoners. The other seven housing units are for Level V (maximum security) prisoners. Four of the Level V housing units are used by the general prison population, and two are used for segregating inmates from the general prison population. Onsite facilities provide for foodservice, health care, facility maintenance, storage, and prison administration.[1][2]


The facility is surrounded by double fences with razor-ribbon wire. Electronic detection systems and patrol vehicles are also utilized to maintain perimeter security.[1]


The facility offers education programs, substance-abuse treatment, psychotherapy, counseling, and religious services. Onsite medical and dental care is supplemented by local community providers, the Brooks Medical Center at Marquette Branch Prison and the Duane L. Waters Hospital in Jackson, Michigan.[1]

The prison participates in the Leader Dogs for the Blind's prison puppy raising program, which allows inmates to help raise puppies who are then trained to be guide dogs.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b c "Baraga Correctional Facility (AMF)". Michigan Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
  2. ^ Roblee, Dan (July 24, 2015). "Baraga prison prepares for new food service vendor". The Mining Journal. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
  3. ^ "Leader Dog Receives National Award for Prison Puppy Program". Leader Dogs for the Blind. 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-05-11. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
  4. ^ "Inmates Train Puppies in Mich". Corrections Today. March 1, 2014. Archived from the original on April 9, 2016. Retrieved 2015-07-31.

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