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Michigan Federal Facilities

There are two types of federal prison facilities in the state of Michigan. First, there is one federal prison in Michigan in the town of Milan. Then there is one residential reentry management field office in Detroit.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (FOB) is the government agency that owns and operates all federal prisons. They also create, update, and maintain all Michigan federal prison inmate records. Using the handy inmate locator feature on the FOB website, anyone can perform a Michigan federal prison inmate search at any time of day or night.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons describes itself as “an agency like no other.” Their mission is: “We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and provide reentry programming to ensure their successful return to the community.”

Along with an inmate locator, the FOB has a page for each facility with contact phone numbers, directions, information about visitation, sending money and gifts and other helpful details for families and friends of inmates.

Michigan State Prisons

The state of Michigan has only one state prison called FCI Milan, and it is located in Milan, MI. It is a low security federal correctional institution with a detention center housing 1,433 male inmates. It falls within the Eastern Michigan jurisdictional area for the FOB. They allow visitation on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Michigan Residential Reentry Management Field Office

Michigan also has one residential reentry management field office in Detroit. This facility acts as a liaison between the FOB, the courts, U.S. Marshalls Service, state and local law enforcement as well as community organizations. Collectively all RRMs together manage more than 10,801 offenders.

Famous Federal Prison Inmates in Michigan

  • Vicente Zambada-Niebla - the supposed leader of the Sinaloa Cartel who imports pounds of cocaine each year from Mexico and is responsible for many drug-related deaths. He is currently awaiting trial.
  • Tony Chebatoris - a notorious bank robber and murderer. He was executed on July 8, 1938, and was the only person executed in Michigan.
  • Jeremy Hammond - sentenced in 2013 for computer fraud and hacking. He was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.
  • Oliver Schmidt - arrested in 2017 in conjunction with the Volkswagen emissions scandal. He was thought to be the mastermind behind it and was sentenced to 7 years in federal prison.
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