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North Lake Correctional Facility

Coordinates: 43°55′46″N 85°50′28″W / 43.929557°N 85.841025°W / 43.929557; -85.841025
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North Lake Correctional Facility
Location1805 W 32nd Street
Baldwin, Michigan
Security classmedium & maximum
Opened1999; expanded 2009
Managed byVermont Department of Corrections

North Lake Correctional Facility is a privately owned medium- and maximum-security prison for men located in Baldwin, Lake County, Michigan, operated by GEO Group under contract for the Michigan Department of Corrections.[1] Current capacity of the facility is 1741 inmates.

The prison was originally built in 1999 by Wackenhut to house Michigan’s youth offenders. The GEO Group, Wackenhut's successor firm, expanded the prison from 500 to 1,700 beds in the late 2000s.[2] Some 280 high security inmates convicted of crimes in the state of Vermont arrived from other out-of-state prisons (in Arizona and Kentucky) to the Baldwin facility in June 2015.[3] County Commissioner Dan Sloan stated that as many as 150 jobs would result from the influx of out-of-state prisoners to the facility. [4]

Vermont received notice that GEO is terminating its contract effective June 2017; Vermont Corrections will relocate the prisoners from the Baldwin facility.[5]


  1. ^ "North Lake Correctional Facility". GEO Group. Archived from the original on 17 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Michigan adjusts law to accept Vermont inmates | VTDigger". vtdigger.org. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Vermont's out-of-state inmates arrive at Michigan prison". 30 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Michigan adjusts law to accept Vermont inmates". 29 May 2015.
  5. ^ Hewitt, Elizabeth. "Vt. Prisoners to Leave Private Michigan Prison". Valley News / VT Digger. Retrieved 22 January 2017.

43°55′46″N 85°50′28″W / 43.929557°N 85.841025°W / 43.929557; -85.841025