Chippewa Correctional Facility – Michigan

Know someone locked up at Chippewa Correctional Facility?  Chippewa Correctional Facility is a state prison in the state prison system in Michigan.  This site will tell you all about everything you might want to know about Chippewa Correctional Facility such as the following:  How to locate an inmate.  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The prison’s address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate at Chippewa Correctional Facility.  And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Chippewa Correctional Facility
Year Opened: 1989
Type: Males
State: Michigan
County: Chippewa County
DOC: Michigan Department of Corrections
Security Level: I, II and IV
Warden Name: Jeffrey Woods

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Contact Information

In this section you have the mailing address and street address for Chippewa Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to someone there, and be sure to use the physical address if you want to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page before you mail something to an inmate so that you correctly address it, and do the appropriate procedure for mailing a letter or package. If you do not use the correct protocol, it might not get to the inmate.

Chippewa Correctional Facility
4269 West M80 
Kincheloe MI, 49784

Street Address / Prison Location


Chippewa Correctional Facility
4269 W. M-80 
Kincheloe MI, 49784

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (906) 495-2275
Fax Number:

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Use this address if you plan to visit an inmate. You should check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below before you go to visit an inmate.

Chippewa Correctional Facility
4269 W. M-80 
Kincheloe MI, 49784


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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have telephones, so you can’t call an inmate, however, there are some times when it might be helpful to have the phone number to the prison.
(906) 495-2275

Prisoners may be able to make calls with:

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

Fax Number

Chippewa Correctional Facility inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you can’t fax your inmate, but there are some times when it is useful to know the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

This email address is the main email address for Chippewa Correctional Facility. You can’t email individuals at this email. If you are going to email an inmate, go to the Inmate Email section below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate you must use an specific process to make sure that the email letter is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not permitted to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special procedures that you must follow when mailing postal mail to a prisoner. If you don’t follow the procedures then letter or package might be returned to you.

Before you send anything, make sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility employees open and inspect and read all incoming general mail. Incoming general mail can be read as frequently as is necessary to keep safety and security or watch a problem having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the proper format for how you have to address a letter to an inmate at Chippewa Correctional Facility:

Chippewa Correctional Facility
4269 West M80 
Kincheloe MI, 49784

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank-like account for inmate money and for purchasing things not issued to inmates by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people may send money to inmate’s Commissary accounts with Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners funds through postal mail and have to send those funds to the address below and do so in accordance with the steps given below:

The funds must be in a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised 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 during this hold period the inmate will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will send back any funds that do not have valid prisoner information if the envelope it was sent it has a valid return address. Checks and cash won’t be deposited so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Inmates are often changed to various prisons in the state, so sometimes you may have to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate an Michigan prison inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Michigan state prisons: Michigan State Prisons

Michigan Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Chippewa Correctional Facility, be sure that you know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Michigan state prison has their own policies for prison visitation and these policies change often. The information listed below could be out of date when you are reading this, so make sure to also check Chippewa Correctional Facility’s site to find the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will ensure all visitors sign the prison visitors log when they enter the correctional facility and upon departure.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of all visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state photo id is OK.

For all of the things shown below, read the official prison facility site as this information is updated all the time:

  • 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 Chippewa Correctional Facility records to be added later.

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 Chippewa 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 procedures coming soon.

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 getting released from Chippewa Correctional Facility coming soon.

Inmate Programs

Programs include academic and vocational instruction, work assignments, general and law library services, group counseling, substance abuse treatment, horticulture, recreational and religious programs, and cognitive behavior restructuring programming.
Prisoners are provided with on-site routine medical, dental and mental health care. Serious problems are treated at the department’s Duane L. Waters Health Care in Jackson and emergencies are referred to a local hospital.

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Prison Life

More information about prison life 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.


Chippewa Correctional Facility news coming soon.


A Chippewa Correctional Facility photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

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

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a correctional facility job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in the past?

If so, click here: Chippewa Correctional Facility Jobs

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The official website: Chippewa Correctional Facility 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

Section about family resources will be posted ASAP.


A history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Chippewa 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

Chippewa Correctional Facility Links

The official website: Chippewa Correctional Facility Website
Chippewa Correctional Facility Jobs

Michigan Department of Corrections Links

Michigan Department of Corrections Main Website
Michigan Department of Corrections Prison Directory
Michigan Department of Corrections Prison Map
Michigan Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
Michigan Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Michigan Department of Corrections Most Wanted

Michigan Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Michigan State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Michigan State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Michigan State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Michigan State Prison Inmates
Michigan State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Chippewa Correctional Facility

Have you ever been a prisoner at Chippewa Correctional Facility? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Chippewa Correctional Facility?

If yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience because others can find out what to expect.

Things you can write in your review:

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

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

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  1. Colleen says:

    Chippewa (URF) is a cess pool of corruption and hate. It is an embarrassment to the State of Michigan. I wonder how it has gone on for so long and who is behind it’s filth. I feel sorry for anyone imprisoned there since your are just game pieces to be played with.

  2. helen h says:

    I have a friend in Chippewa Correctional Facility and I am concerned about his treatment. He is not well, he has been receiving treatment for kidney stones and yesterday he contacted me via Jpay and told me he has been given a Misconduct. I am going to cut and paste the section of his email here………..I got a misconduct this morning, which really is unavoidable at this place. It was a Disobeying a Direct Order for refusing to work. Let me try to explain: Two days ago I was taken to the hospital to have a kidney stone removed from my left ureter, it was too big to pass on it’s own and was blocking my normal kidney function. It caused me to get a kidney and urinary tract infection, which I am on antibiotics for right now. I’m sick Helen, I can’t stand up for long periods, I urinate every 10 minutes or so, vomit, etc. I seen the nurse yesterday and she put me on to see the doctor for a follow-up on thursday, today being a holiday here.

    Well this morning they call me to work in the kitchen, I try to explain the situation but the officer there immediately began to curse me out, “You piece of shit, you liar, get your ass to work, etc.” There was absolutely no reasoning with him so I just stop even trying, I just sat down and let him curse at me. He said to get my ass to work and I told him I wasn’t going to hurt myself further, so he wrote me a ticket for Disobeying a Direct Order.

    Any other prison I would be found not guilty of this, they would check with health care and confirm that i am experiencing health issues and then would throw the misconduct out. But not here, they won’t even check with health care, they will just say I refused to work and find me guilty. I’m not even mad about it, that’s just literally how it is here. I’ve been locked up nearly 30 years of my life Helen and I have never been talked to or treated as badly as they treat us here. It’s mind boggling. When I was younger it would have driven me crazy, I wouldn’t be able to deal with it. But now I just see it for what it is, fighting it will only make it worse on me………………
    This is clearly very unfair you must agree. What can be done to put this situation right? Please let me know your thoughts on the matter. Thanks, Helen.

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