Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility – Michigan

Know someone in prison at Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility?  Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility is a state correctional facility in the Michigan state prison system.  This site will tell you information about anything one might want to know about Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility,such as:  Find out who’s in prison at this facility?  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The address and phone number.  Sending money and mail.  And much much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility
Year Opened: 1958
Type: Males
State: Michigan
County: Ionia County
DOC: Michigan Department of Corrections
Security Level: Level II
Warden Name: John Prelesnik

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Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a letter or package to a prisoner at Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility, and make sure to use the street address if you want to know the location of Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility.

Mailing Address

You should also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading on this page if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate to make sure that you correctly address the letter or package, and do the appropriate protocol for sending a letter or package. If you don’t follow the correct steps, the letter or package might get sent back.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility
2727 East Beecher Street 
Adrian MI, 49221

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility
1728 Bluewater Highway 
Ionia MI, 48846

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (616) 527-3100
Fax Number:

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Use this address if you plan to visit an inmate. You should read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page before you try to visit an inmate here.

Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility
1728 Bluewater Highway 
Ionia MI, 48846

Directions

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Phone Number

Inmates don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t be able to call an inmate, but, there are cases when it may be helpful to have the phone number to Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility.
(616) 527-3100

Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility prisoners can sometimes call out using various methods:

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

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to prisoners, but there are times when it might be useful to have the fax machine number to the prison.

Email Address

This is the general email address for Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility. You won’t be able to email inmates using this email. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email heading on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner you must follow an specific process to ensure that the email is received by your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not allowed to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important steps that you must follow when sending postal mail to a inmate. If you don’t then letter or package might not get delivered.

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

Mail Monitoring

Institution staff open and inspect and read all received general correspondence. Received general mail is read as frequently as is necessary to keep safety and security or watch a problem regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you have to address a package or letter to a state prisoner at Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID NUMBER
Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility
2727 East Beecher Street 
Adrian MI, 49221

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary that was created to provide an account for inmate monies and for purchasing things not issued to inmates by the correctional facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may send funds into these Commissary accounts by sending it by the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send inmates money through the mail and must send those funds to the address below and follow the steps shows below:

The funds must be in a money order 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 held for a 15-day hold, in which the inmate will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that do not have correct prisoner information but only if the envelope has a valid return address. Cash and personal checks won’t be accepted so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are often moved to different correctional facilities throughout Michigan, so you might need to locate the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link below 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 go to visit an inmate at Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility, make sure you know the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Michigan state prison has its own policies for visitation and these policies change regularly. The policies listed below might be different since this was written, so be sure to also go to Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility’s official website to find the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will ensure every visitor signs the inmate visitors log when they enter the prison and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Photo identification of all visitors will be required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state photo ID is OK.

For everything listed below, read the official correctional facility website because this info is changed 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

Details about Richard A. Handlon 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

More information about Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility death row coming.

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Parole

Details about Michigan parole 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

Section about release procedures coming soon.

Inmate Programs

The major program emphasis at the facility revolves around academic, vocational education, and special education. The facility houses the largest school system in the correctional system. The academic program is framed with the GED continuum, including Adult Basic Education and GED preparation. Supplements are Job Skills, Health Education and Independent Living Skills. Work socialization to assist prisoner workers in meeting community standards is an ongoing part of routine work assignments.

Recreation and leisure time programming is offered to assist in team building skills. Religious services serving all recognized religious group are offered. Professional staff offer counseling in the areas of violence, sexual acting out and criminal thinking. The goal is to modify self destructive behaviors and replace them with goal directed positive thought processes.

Prisoners are provided on-site routine medical and dental care. Emergencies can be referred to a local hospital, and more serious problems are treated at the department’s Duane L. Waters Health Care in Jackson

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Prison Life

Details 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.

News

Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility news to be added later.

Photos

A photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility.

If you have any photos of Richard A. Handlon 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 correctional facility? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, go to: Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility Jobs

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Website

The official website: Richard A. Handlon 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:

  • 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 Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility coming.

History

A section with the history of Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Richard A. Handlon 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

Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility Links

The official website: Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility Website
Richard A. Handlon 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 Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility

Have you ever spent any time in Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write about your experience so that others will know what to expect.

Things you could put in what you write:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate at this prison, leave your mailing address if you want to receive letters from people.


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