Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility

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Coordinates: 42°10′17″N 83°41′42″W / 42.17139°N 83.69500°W / 42.17139; -83.69500

Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility (WHV)
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Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility
Location Pittsfield Township, Michigan
Coordinates 42°10′17″N 83°41′42″W / 42.17139°N 83.69500°W / 42.17139; -83.69500
Status Open
Security class Levels: I, II and IV
Capacity 1100
Opened 2005
Managed by Michigan Department of Corrections
Director Warden Millicent Warren

Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility (WHV) is a prison for women located in Pittsfield Township, operated by the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC). The 3 letter designation for this facility is WHV. It is the only prison in Michigan which houses women.[1]

General[edit]

The prison is in region 3, Washtenaw County, and houses security levels I, II and IV. It has two perimeter fences with electronic detection devices and security cameras, both audio and video.[1] The facility has a capacity of 2000 inmates.[2]

History[edit]

The prison opened in Dec 2005 and includes 13 housing units for general population as well as housing for specialized programs. The prison shared personnel, prisoner records, maintenance operations and business offices with the adjacent Huron Valley Men's Complex, before the men's complex was closed in 2009 so that women could be moved in from the Robert Scotts Correctional Facility. At this time the facility name was changed from Huron Valley Women's Complex.[3]

Food Rescue[edit]

Women in the prison's horticulture program operate a half-acre organic garden inside the prison which contributes 40% of the produce donated to the Washtenaw County Food Gatherers food rescue program.[4]

Directions[edit]

From U.S. 23 exit onto Willis Rd. west (exit 31), north on Platt Rd., east on Bemis Rd.

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