Pugsley Correctional Facility – Michigan

Looking for someone incarcerated at Pugsley Correctional Facility?  Pugsley Correctional Facility is a correctional institution in the state prison system in Michigan.  This guide gives you information about everything one might want to know about Pugsley Correctional Facility,like the following:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  Visitation policies and procedures.  The prisons’s phone number and address.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate at Pugsley Correctional Facility.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Pugsley Correctional Facility
Year Opened: 1956
Type: Males
State: Michigan
County: Grand Traverse County
DOC: Michigan Department of Corrections
Security Level: Level I
Warden Name: Shirlee Harry

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Contact Information

In this section you have the mailing address and street address for Pugsley Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner there, and use the physical address if you need to know the location of Pugsley Correctional Facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below before you mail something to a prisoner to make sure that you correctly address it, and follow the appropriate procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct protocol, the letter or package could not get to the inmate.

Pugsley Correctional Facility
1780 East Parnall 
Jackson MI, 49201

Street Address / Prison Location


Pugsley Correctional Facility
7401 East Walton Road 
Kingsley MI, 49649

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (231) 263-5253

Map and Directions

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Use this address if you are going to visit an inmate. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information on this page if you are going to visit someone in prison.

Pugsley Correctional Facility
7401 East Walton Road 
Kingsley MI, 49649


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Phone Number

Pugsley Correctional Facility inmates don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t get to call an inmate, however, there are times when it is helpful to know the phone number to Pugsley Correctional Facility.
(231) 263-5253

State prison inmates are able to make phone calls using:

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

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax prisoners, but there are some times when it may be useful to know the fax number to Pugsley Correctional Facility.

Email Address

This email address is the primary email for the facility. You won’t be able to contact prisoners using this email. If you need to email a prisoner, 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 you must follow an specific process to make sure that the letter gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates do not have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special rules that are necessary to follow when sending a package or letter to a state prisoner. If you do not then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

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

Mail Monitoring

Pugsley Correctional Facility staff will open and read and inspect all received general postal correspondence. Incoming general mail is read as frequently as is deemed necessary to maintain security or monitor problems regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the correct format for how you must address mail to a state prisoner at Pugsley Correctional Facility:

Pugsley Correctional Facility
1780 East Parnall 
Jackson MI, 49201

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary which serves to provide a bank type account for inmate funds and for buying items not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources may send funds to these Commissary accounts using the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send inmates funds in postal mail and must send money to the address below and follow the rules given below:

The deposit must be in a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day holding period, and during this hold period the inmate will not have access to the deposit. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have valid inmate info but only if the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Personal checks and cash cannot be accepted so don’t send cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are often moved to various prisons throughout Michigan, so you might need to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to look up 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 an inmate at Pugsley Correctional Facility, you must be aware of the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has its own procedures for prisoner visitation and they change regularly. The information discussed here might be changed by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also go to Pugsley Correctional Facility’s official website to find the most up to date rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer will ensure each visitor signs the prison visitors log when entering the prison and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Picture id of visitors will be required. Appropriate forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state issued photo id is OK.

For all of the points listed below, check the official correctional facility website as this information is updated often:

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

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Prison Records

More information about Pugsley 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 Pugsley Correctional Facility death row to be added later.

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


Info about Michigan parole to be added later.

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.


Details about release procedures coming.

Inmate Programs

Pugsley offers educational programs including Adult Basic Education, General Education Development, Business Education Technology and Building Trades. As a Prisoner Reentry In-Reach Facility serving 23 counties located in the Northern Lower Peninsula. The facility offers evidenced-based cognitive thinking courses in Cage Your Rage, Thinking for a Change, Life Without a Crutch, Thinking Matters, Men are Parents Too, Assaultive Offender Psychological Programming, Sex Offender Psychological Programming, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Groups, Substance Abuse Counseling including Educational-Outpatient-Group, Inside Out Dads, From the Inside Out, Pre-Release, Family Reunification, Domestic Violence Assessment, Veterans Affairs Workshops, Domestic Violence M.E.N.S. Group and Law Enforcement Workshops. Other activities include indoor and outdoor intramural sports, religious services, the Michigan State University Master Gardener program and various clubs. The facility also partners with several entities within the community in producing approximately 20,000 pounds of produce annually that is provided local area food banks.

Routine health care, which includes dental care, medical care, optometry services, psychological services and outpatient mental health services are provided on site. Emergency and serious health care needs are handled at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City as well as at Duane L. Waters Hospital in Jackson, Michigan. The facility also has a videoconferencing system, allowing legal hearings, deportation hearings, Parole Board interviews, medical and psychological interviews and remote meetings via this communication system.

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Prison Life

Details about life at Pugsley 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.


A Pugsley Correctional Facility news section coming soon.


A Pugsley Correctional Facility photo section coming soon.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Pugsley 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? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, click here: Pugsley Correctional Facility Jobs

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The official website: Pugsley 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.

Click here to tell about all about it

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Family Resources

Information about resources for family members of inmates at Pugsley Correctional Facility to be added later.


Pugsley Correctional Facility history coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Pugsley 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

Pugsley Correctional Facility Links

The official website: Pugsley Correctional Facility Website
Pugsley 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 Pugsley Correctional Facility

Have you ever been incarcerated at Pugsley Correctional Facility? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this prison?

If yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so other people will know what to expect.

Things you can write in your review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are a prisoner at Pugsley Correctional Facility, include your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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