Saginaw Correctional Facility

Coordinates: 43°30′28″N 84°06′13″W / 43.5079161°N 84.103679°W / 43.5079161; -84.103679
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Saginaw Correctional Facility (SRF)
Coordinates43°30′28″N 84°06′13″W / 43.5079161°N 84.103679°W / 43.5079161; -84.103679
Security classLevels I, II, and IV
Opened1993 (1993)
Managed byMichigan Department of Corrections
WardenBen Ruby
Street address9625 Pierce Road
CityTittabawassee Township
ZIP Code48623
CountryUnited States
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Saginaw Correctional Facility (SRF) is a Michigan prison, located in Tittabawassee Township, for adult male inmates.


The prison was opened in 1993 and has eleven main buildings totaling approximately 303,850 square feet (28,229 m2) and occupying 43 acres (17 ha)[1] of the 142 acres (57 ha) site. The facility has seven housing units used for Michigan Department of Corrections male prisoners 18 years of age and older. Three of the housing units are used for Level II prisoners, three other housing units are used for Level IV (higher security level) prisoners, and one house unit is used for Level I (lowest security level) prisoners. Onsite facilities provide for foodservice, health care, facility maintenance, and prison administration.[2][3]


The facility is surrounded by double 12 feet (3.7 m) fences with razor-ribbon wire. A third fence was added in 1996, and two gun towers were added in 1997. Electronic detection systems, closed-circuit television, and armed patrol vehicles are also utilized to maintain perimeter security 24/7.[2][3]


The facility offers libraries, education programs, and religious services. It is designated as a Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative (MPRI) In-Reach facility. Onsite medical care is supplemented by local hospitals and the Duane L. Waters Hospital in Jackson, Michigan.[2]

Notable Inmates[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Ivan Page 228562 / 1573294M Serving a life sentence.[4] Murdered 3 women.[5]
  • Adam Shigwadja - Shigwadja was sentenced to 175 months to 30 years in prison for first-degree home invasion and second-degree arson in the Sept. 15, 2014 attack on his ex-girlfriend Sophia Putney-Wilcox. Was profiled on CBS's 48 Hours.
  • Monk Steppenwolf - Serial killer sentenced to life without parole.[6][7][8][9]
  • Elias Abuelazam - Murderer and suspected serial killer sentenced to life in prison.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wolcott, RJ (October 17, 2014). "Saginaw Correctional Facility officer attacked by inmate, taken to hospital". Retrieved 2015-07-31.
  2. ^ a b c "Saginaw Correctional Facility (SRF)". Michigan Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2015-07-31.
  3. ^ a b "Freeland prison placed on medical quarantine". WNEM. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 2015-07-31.
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  6. ^ "Suspect in Kalamazoo Co crime spree is related to convicted serial killers". 26 January 2017.
  7. ^ "The senseless murder of Charlie Sizemore".
  8. ^ "Local Serial Killer/Rapist to be Released from Prison".
  9. ^ "Source: Crime spree suspect also set fire in Cooper TWP". 25 January 2017.
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