There are twenty-nine state prisons in Michigan. Some of them include reentry facilities and services to help prisoners before they are released.
Under the direction of the Michigan Department of Corrections, the Correctional Facilities Administration (CFA) is responsible for running and managing all state prison facilities and maintaining all Michigan state prison inmate records. Anyone can find an inmate in Michigan prison easily by performing a Michigan state prison inmate search online or by calling the prison directly.
Two assistant deputy directors assign wardens to each prison to maintain order and spread the responsibility. Each facility has different levels of custody and serves a different demographic. The list of state prisons in Michigan include:
The Michigan prison system offers inmates a variety of programs and services, including health care, mental health care, educational opportunities, and programming opportunities.
The Michigan Department of Corrections mission is: “We create a safer Michigan by holding offenders accountable while promoting their success.” They serve this mission through the following guiding principles:
"INTEGRITY:Doing the right thing for the right reason.
TEAMWORK:Working together to get the job done.
LEADERSHIP:Inspiring others to accomplish the mission.
EXCELLENCE:Maintaining the highest standards in your professional and personal life.
RESPECT:Treating others as you would like to be treated.
LOYALTY:Demonstrating commitment and dedication to the organization and to each other.”
There are more than 40,000 people in the prison system in Michigan. Roughly half of those have committed violent offenses. About one-third are in prison due to drug charges. The Michigan incarceration rate is just below the national average. There is a disproportionate number of Black inmates as compared to white.