Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility

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Richard A. Handlon Facility (MTU)
Coordinates42°58′58″N 85°06′23″W / 42.982659°N 85.106475°W / 42.982659; -85.106475Coordinates: 42°58′58″N 85°06′23″W / 42.982659°N 85.106475°W / 42.982659; -85.106475
StatusOpen
Security classLevel II
Opened1958 (1958)
Managed byMichigan Department of Corrections
WardenDeWayne Burton
Street address1728 Bluewater Highway
CityIonia
CountyIonia County, Michigan
State/provinceMichigan
ZIP Code48846
CountryUnited States
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

The Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility (MTU), located in Ionia, Michigan, named after the prison's first warden, is a facility for male offenders who are, on average, younger than most other prisoners.

Programming[edit]

State Representative Klint Kesto talks with the welding teacher at the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility.

Six vocational courses are offered: building trades, machine shop, welding, horticulture, auto mechanics and auto body reconditioning. Adult Basic Education and General Education Development completion are offered.[1]

Religious services, counseling and psychotherapy and other programs are offered. Job skills, life skills, and prevocational counseling are also offered, as well as a program for anger control.[1]

Prisoners are provided on-site routine medical and dental care. Serious problems are treated at the department's Duane L. Waters Hospital in Jackson, and emergencies can be referred to a local hospital.[1]

Security[edit]

A double fence, razor-ribbon wire and electronic detection systems make up the perimeter. A patrol vehicle enhances perimeter security.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility (MTU)". michigan.gov. Michigan Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2015-07-28.