Central Michigan Correctional Facility

Do you know someone locked up at Central Michigan Correctional Facility? Central Michigan Correctional Facility is a correctional institution in the Michigan state prison system, which is part of the Michigan Department of Corrections. This page will tell you info about anything you might want to know about Central Michigan Correctional Facility,like the following: How to locate an inmate here. Visitation information. The prison’s address and phone number. How to send mail and money to an inmate at Central Michigan Correctional Facility. And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Central Michigan Correctional Facility
Year Opened: 1990
Type: Males
State: Michigan
County: Gratiot County
DOC: Michigan Department of Corrections
Security Level: Secure Level I
Warden Name: Thomas M. Birkett

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Contact Information

In this section you will find the street address and mailing address for Central Michigan Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to an inmate there, and make sure to use the physical address if you want to know the location of Central Michigan Correctional Facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below before you mail a package or letter to someone in prison to learn how to correctly address the item, and use the right steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the appropriate protocol, it might not get to the inmate.

Central Michigan Correctional Facility
10274 Boyer Road
Carson City MI, 48811

Street Address / Prison location


Central Michigan Correctional Facility
320 N. Hubbard
St. Louis MI, 48880

Phone Number and Fax Number

Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are visiting an inmate. Be sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings below before you try to visit an inmate at Central Michigan Correctional Facility.

Central Michigan Correctional Facility
320 N. Hubbard
St. Louis MI, 48880


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Phone Number

Central Michigan Correctional Facility prisoners don’t have telephones, so you can’t call your inmate, however, there are some times when it may be helpful to know the telephone number to Central Michigan Correctional Facility.

Central Michigan Correctional Facility inmates are able to make phone calls with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax a letter to the inmate, but there are times when it may be useful to have the fax machine number to the prison.

Email Address

This email address is the general email address for the facility. You can’t contact prisoners using this email address. If you want to find out how to send an email to a prisoner, go to the Inmate Email section further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate you must use an specific process to ensure that the message gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners do not have access to the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you have to follow when mailing a letter or package to a prisoner. If you don’t follow the procedures then the letters and packages might not be received.

before you send a letter or package, be sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Central Michigan Correctional Facility officials open and inspect all received general mail. Incoming general mail is read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure security and safety or monitor a problem having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the format for how you should address mail to an inmate at Central Michigan Correctional Facility:

Central Michigan Correctional Facility
10274 Boyer Road
Carson City MI, 48811

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary that was started to provide inmates a bank type account for inmate funds and for buying things not provided by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may add money to prisoner’s Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send prisoners money through the mail and must send money to the address below and follow the steps written below:

The money have to be a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day holding period, and during this period the inmate will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that do not have valid prisoner information if the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be deposited so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are frequently transported to different prisons in the state, so sometimes you might need to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click the link below to find an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Michigan state prisons: Michigan State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Central Michigan Correctional Facility, be sure that you know this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Michigan prison has its own rules for inmate visitation and these policies are changed regularly. The policies listed here might be changed by the time you are reading this, so you should also read Central Michigan Correctional Facility’s official website to find the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer ensures all visitors sign the prison visitors log before they enter the institution and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture id of all visitors will be required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued photo id is acceptable.

For all of the things shown below, check out the actual Central Michigan Correctional Facility website because this information is changed frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Information about Central Michigan Correctional Facility records coming soon.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Info about Central Michigan Correctional Facility death row coming.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information about Michigan parole process will be posted ASAP.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Info about release procedures to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Pre-Release preparation, psychological counseling, Thinking for a Change, Strategies for Thinking Productively (T4C and STP are cognitive restructuring programs) and substance-abuse treatment are offered. Other programs and services include general and law library, hobbycraft, religious services, recreation programs, barbershop, and a variety of voluntary self-help programs.
An academic and vocational program offers education opportunities. Vocational programs are offered in the areas of custodial maintenance technology, business educational technology, horticulture, and building trades. Academic classes are offered in adult basic education, and general education development..

Prisoners are provided with on-site routine medical and dental care. Serious problems are treated at the department’s Duane L. Waters Health Care in Jackson, and emergencies are referred to the local hospital.

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Prison Life

Section about life at Central Michigan Correctional Facility coming.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A section on news at Central Michigan Correctional Facility will be posted ASAP.


Central Michigan Correctional Facility photos coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Central Michigan Correctional Facility
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Central Michigan Correctional Facility.

If you have any photos of Central Michigan Correctional Facility that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a prison job? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in the past?

If so, check out:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Details about resources for family members of inmates at Central Michigan Correctional Facility will be posted ASAP.


A history section will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Central Michigan Correctional Facility inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Michigan State Prisons: Michigan State Prisons

Central Michigan Correctional Facility Links

The official website:

Michigan Department of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Central Michigan Correctional Facility

Have you ever spent any time in Central Michigan Correctional Facility? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this correctional facility?

If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write about what you experienced so that others can learn what to expect.

What to write in what you write:

  • Facility conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at Central Michigan Correctional Facility, leave your mailing address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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  1. ulanda t says:

    This is in regards to your BRIDGES class.How can something thats suppose to be so nessary for the release of an inmate be so confusing.Why is it that Central Michigan Correctional Facility be the only Michigan prison that makes the inmates memerize Section 3 of the book? Then tell the inmates if they dont get through this they arent going home. some of these guys cont remember why they are there. combinatin drugs alcoholand mental problems and you want them to recite 3 to 4 pages from memory. if my brother Andrew P 11**** doesnt come home on his e/od/im moving to michigan so I can get him out and figure out your stupid rules

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