Ionia Correctional Facility – Michigan

Are you looking for somebody in prison at Ionia Correctional Facility?  Ionia Correctional Facility is a state correctional institution in the Michigan state prison system, which is part of the Michigan Department of Corrections.  This guide will tell you info about anything a person needs to know about Ionia Correctional Facility,like:  How to locate an inmate.  Visitation information.  The prison’s address and phone number.  Sending money and mail.  And much much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Ionia Correctional Facility
Year Opened: 1987
Type: Males
State: Michigan
County: Ionia County,
DOC: Michigan Department of Corrections
Security Level: II and V
Warden Name: John Prelesnik

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Contact Information

Below is the mailing address and street address for Ionia Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner at Ionia Correctional Facility, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of Ionia Correctional Facility.

Mailing Address

You should read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information further down on this page before you mail something to an inmate to make sure that you correctly address the item, and follow the right protocol for mailing a letter or package. If you do not follow the correct protocol, it could not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Ionia Correctional Facility
1728 Bluewater Highway 
Ionia MI, 48846

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Ionia Correctional Facility
1576 W. Bluewater Highway 
Ionia MI, 48846

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (616) 527-6331
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


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Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Make sure to check the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below if you are going to visit an inmate at Ionia Correctional Facility.

Ionia Correctional Facility
1576 W. Bluewater Highway 
Ionia MI, 48846

Directions

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Phone Number

Prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you won’t get to call prisoners, however, there are cases when it is useful to have the telephone number to Ionia Correctional Facility.
(616) 527-6331

Ionia Correctional Facility inmates may be able to call out with:

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

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to an inmate, but there might be times when it is useful to know the fax number to the facility.

Email Address

The email address below is the main email address for the facility. You can’t contact prisoners at this address. If you need to email an inmate, check out the Inmate Email information further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to an inmate at Ionia Correctional Facility you must follow an exact procedure to make sure that the letter gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners do not have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special rules that are necessary to follow when mailing a letter or package to a state prison inmate. If you don’t follow the procedures then the mail might not make it there.

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

Mail Monitoring

Ionia Correctional Facility guards open and inspect and read all received general correspondence. Received general mail is able to be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep safety and security or monitor any problems having to do with a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you should address mail to a state prisoner at Ionia Correctional Facility:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
Ionia Correctional Facility
1728 Bluewater Highway 
Ionia MI, 48846

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates a bank-like account for prisoner money and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can add funds into these accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send prisoners money by way of the mail and must send money to this address and do so in accordance with the policies provided below:

The deposit must be in 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 hold, during which the prisoner will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that do not have valid prisoner info provided the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Personal checks and cash will not be accepted so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are often transported to various prisons in the state, so sometimes you might need to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up an Ionia Correctional Facility inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Michigan state prisons: Michigan State Prisons

Michigan Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Ionia Correctional Facility, be sure that you be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has its own rules for prison visits and these policies change regularly. The policies listed below may be out of date by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also go to Ionia Correctional Facility’s site to read the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard ensures every visitor signs the prison visitors log when entering the visitation area and also when they leave.

Identification Required

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

For all of the things listed below, go to the main prison site as this info is updated 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 Ionia Correctional Facility prison 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 Ionia Correctional Facility death row coming.

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

Parole

More information about Michigan parole process 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.

Release

Info about release procedures for Ionia Correctional Facility coming soon.

Inmate Programs

Academic programs include Adult Basic Education, Special Education, General Education Development (GED) completion and Post GED programs. In-cell study programs are available to prisoners who may not participate in group in group activities. Treatment services include Secure Status Out-Patient Treatment (SSOTP), Out-Patient Mental Health Treatment, Counseling, substance abuse programs, Assaultive Offenders psychotherapy and religious services. The facility also has on-site;legal and general libraries that are available to prisoners.
Prisoners are provided with excellent on-site routine medical and dental care. Serious emergency cases are treated at Ionia County Memorial Hospital and the Duane L. Waters Health Center in Jackson.

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Prison Life

Details about prison life at Ionia Correctional Facility coming soon.

  • 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.

News

A news section coming soon.

Photos

Ionia Correctional Facility photos coming.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Ionia 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 job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, go to: Ionia Correctional Facility Jobs

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Website

The official website: Ionia 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.

Click here to tell about all about it

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Family Resources

Info about family resources will be posted ASAP.

History

A history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Ionia 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.

Links

Information About Other Michigan State Prisons: Michigan State Prisons

Ionia Correctional Facility Links

The official website: Ionia Correctional Facility Website
Ionia 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 Ionia Correctional Facility

Have you ever been an inmate at Ionia Correctional Facility? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Ionia Correctional Facility?

If your answer is yes, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about your prison experience so others can find out what to expect.

Things you could put in what you write:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility facility and layout
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Programs and activities

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


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