Thumb Correctional Facility – Michigan

Know someone locked up in Thumb Correctional Facility?  Thumb Correctional Facility is a correctional facility in the Michigan state prison system, which is part of the Michigan Department of Corrections.  This site tells you information about everything you might want to know about Thumb Correctional Facility such as the following:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  How to visit Thumb Correctional Facility inmates.  The address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Thumb Correctional Facility
Year Opened: 1987
Type: Males
State: Michigan
County: Lapeer County
DOC: Michigan Department of Corrections
Security Level: II
Warden Name: David Bergh

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Contact Information

In this section you will find the street address and mailing address for Thumb Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to a prisoner at Thumb Correctional Facility, and be sure to use the physical address if you want to know the actual location of Thumb Correctional Facility.

Mailing Address

You should check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below before you send a package or letter to a prisoner to learn how to correctly address the letter or package, and follow the correct protocol for sending a package or letter. If you don’t use the correct steps, the package or letter could not get to the inmate.

Thumb Correctional Facility
4387 West M80 
Kincheloe MI, 49785

Street Address / Prison Location


Thumb Correctional Facility
3225 John Conley Drive 
Lapeer MI, 48446

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (810) 667-2045

Map and Directions

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Use this address if you plan to visit an inmate. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures information below before you visit someone in prison at Thumb Correctional Facility.

Thumb Correctional Facility
3225 John Conley Drive 
Lapeer MI, 48446


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Phone Number

Thumb Correctional Facility prisoners don’t have phones in their cells, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, however, there are times when it is useful to have the phone number to the prison.
(810) 667-2045

Prisoners are able to make phone calls using:

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

Fax Number

Thumb Correctional Facility inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to prisoners, but there are cases when it may be necessary to have the fax number to Thumb Correctional Facility.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email address for the facility. You can’t reach inmates using this email. If you are going to send an email to an inmate, go to the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

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Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to a prisoner at Thumb Correctional Facility you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prison inmates are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special rules that are necessary to follow when sending mail to a state prisoner. If you do not then what you sent might not get delivered.

Before you proceed, be sure to read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Thumb Correctional Facility officials do open and read and inspect all received general mail and packages. Incoming general mail and packages is read as frequently as deemed necessary to maintain security or monitor problems having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you need to address a package or letter to an inmate at Thumb Correctional Facility:

Thumb Correctional Facility
4387 West M80 
Kincheloe MI, 49785

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Inmate Money

Every state correctional institution has a Commissary that was started to provide prisoners an account for inmate funds and for buying things not issued to inmates by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may add money to inmate’s Commissary accounts using Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send inmates money through the postal service and have to send those funds to the following address and do so in accordance with the steps written below:

The money has to be a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day hold period, during which the prisoner will not have access to the deposit. The Bureau of Prisons will return money orders that don’t have appropriate inmate info provided the envelope has a return address. Personal checks and cash won’t be deposited so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

Prisoners are often changed to various prison facilities throughout Michigan, so you might need to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate an Thumb Correctional Facility 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 Thumb Correctional Facility, make sure you be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every state prison has its own rules for inmate visitation and these rules are changed regularly. The policies discussed here might be changed by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also go to Thumb Correctional Facility’s site to get the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will ensure all visitors sign the inmate visitors log before they enter the prison and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Photo identification of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state picture id is OK.

For all of the things listed below, check the actual Thumb Correctional Facility site because this info is changed all the time:

  • 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 Thumb 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

More information about Thumb 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.


More information about Michigan parole will be posted ASAP.

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.


Info about release procedures will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

Prisoners can involve themselves in academic, vocational and religious programming. Prisoner work programs include the prison’s laundry. Treatment programs include substance-abuse counseling, group therapy, clubs and organizations.

Prisoners are provided on-site medical and dental care; serious and emergency care is provided by the department’s Duane L. Waters Health Care in Jackson

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Prison Life

More information about prison life at Thumb Correctional Facility will be posted ASAP.

  • 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 Thumb Correctional Facility news section will be posted ASAP.


A photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Thumb 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 job at a correctional facility? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility in your previous job?

If so, click here: Thumb Correctional Facility Jobs

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The official website: Thumb 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

More information about Thumb Correctional Facility inmate family resources will be posted ASAP.


A Thumb Correctional Facility history section to be added later.

Such as:

  • Famous Thumb 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

Thumb Correctional Facility Links

The official website: Thumb Correctional Facility Website
Thumb 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 Thumb Correctional Facility

Have you ever been an inmate at Thumb Correctional Facility? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Thumb Correctional Facility?

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

What to put in what you write:

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

If you are 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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