Lakeland Correctional Facility – Michigan

Know someone in Lakeland Correctional Facility? Lakeland Correctional Facility is a state correctional facility in the Michigan state prison system. This site gives you info about anything you might need to know about Lakeland Correctional Facility such as the following: Find an inmate at Lakeland Correctional Facility. Visiting an inmate here. The address and phone number at Lakeland Correctional Facility How to send mail and money to an inmate at Lakeland Correctional Facility. And lots more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Lakeland Correctional Facility
Year Opened: 1985
Type: Males
State: Michigan
County: Branch County
DOC: Michigan Department of Corrections
Security Level: II
Warden Name: Carol R. Howes

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Contact Information

In this section is the mailing address and street address for Lakeland Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to someone at Lakeland Correctional Facility, and make sure to use the physical address if you want to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

You should check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading on this page if you are going to mail a package or letter to an inmate to make sure that you properly address the letter or package, and follow the appropriate steps for sending a letter or package. If you don’t follow the correct steps, the letter or package could not get to the inmate.

Lakeland Correctional Facility
1576 West Bluewater Highway
Ionia MI, 48846

Street Address / Prison location


Lakeland Correctional Facility
141 First St
Coldwater MI, 49036

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are going to visit a prisoner. You should check the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings further down on this page if you are going to visit someone in prison.

Lakeland Correctional Facility
141 First St
Coldwater MI, 49036


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Phone Number

State prison inmates can’t take phone calls, so you won’t be able to call prisoners, but, there are times when it is necessary to know the telephone number to the facility.

Lakeland Correctional Facility inmates can sometimes make phone calls using various methods:

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

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t send a fax to inmates, but there might be times when it is helpful to have the fax number to Lakeland Correctional Facility.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the general email address for Lakeland Correctional Facility. You won’t be able to contact individuals at this address. If you want to send an email to an inmate, go to the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to an inmate you must follow an exact process to make sure that the message gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates do not have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special procedures that you have to follow when sending a letter or package to a state prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then what you sent might not be received.

Before you proceed, you should read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Institution officials will open and inspect and read all received general correspondence. Incoming general mail is read as frequently as deemed necessary to keep security or watch any problems having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the format for how you have to address a letter or package to a state prisoner at Lakeland Correctional Facility:

Lakeland Correctional Facility
1576 West Bluewater Highway
Ionia MI, 48846

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary which was started to provide an account for inmate monies and for buying items not issued to inmates by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can add funds to prisoner’s Commissary accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send prisoners funds through postal mail and have to send it to this address and do so in accordance with the policies listed below:

The money have to be in a money order that is made out to the prisoner’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 placed on a 15-day hold period, and in this time the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that do not have valid prisoner info but only if the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Personal checks and cash won’t be accepted so don’t send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are often moved to different correctional facilities around the state, so you may have to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Michigan state prisons: Michigan State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Lakeland Correctional Facility, you must be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has their own policies for prison visitation and they change often. The information below might be different when you are reading this, so you should also check Lakeland Correctional Facility’s site to read the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures each visitor signs the inmate visitors log before they can enter the institution and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Positive picture ID of all visitors will be required. The best forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state photo I.D. is acceptable.

For everything listed below, go to the actual prison facility site because this information changes often:

  • 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

More information about Lakeland Correctional Facility records will be posted ASAP.

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

Section about Lakeland Correctional Facility death row will be posted ASAP.

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


Info about Michigan parole coming.

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.


Section about release procedures for Lakeland Correctional Facility to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Education programs include Business Educational Technology (BET), Adult Basic Education and General Education Development preparation. Vocational training is available in Food Service Technology, and Horticulture.

Law Library and General Library services are available. Staff and volunteers offer counseling, health services, outpatient mental health, and dental care services.

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Prison Life

Information about what life is like at Lakeland Correctional Facility to be added later.

  • 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.


Lakeland Correctional Facility news will be posted ASAP.


Lakeland Correctional Facility photos will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Lakeland Correctional Facility
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Lakeland Correctional Facility.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a correctional facility job? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility before?

If so, go to:

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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:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have 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 Lakeland Correctional Facility to be added later.


Lakeland Correctional Facility history coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Lakeland 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

Lakeland Correctional Facility Links

The official website:

Michigan Department of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Lakeland Correctional Facility

Have you ever been incarcerated in Lakeland Correctional Facility? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Lakeland Correctional Facility?

If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

Things you might want to put in what you write:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are currently incarcerated at this facility, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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