Baraga Correctional Facility - 471-0207-23

Description of Agency

The Baraga Correctional Facility (BCF) opened in 1993 and houses Level I and Level V adult male prisoners in eight housing units in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. One housing unit is designated for Level I prisoners with 252 beds in a cubical/dorm setting. The remaining seven units house Level V prisoners with a capacity for 616 prisoners and consists of four general population units and three administrative segregation units. The Level V housing units are for the highest security classified prisoners and are located within BCF’s secure perimeter, including security measures such as double chain-link fences, razor-ribbon wire, and interior non-lethal electronic stun fence, among others.

BCF provides education programs; treatment services, such as counseling and substance abuse services; and leisure time activities. Prisoners are provided on-site routine medical and dental care, while serious and emergency problems are treated by community providers and Michigan Department of Corrections’ facilities in Marquette and Jackson, Michigan. BCF was appropriated approximately $39 million for operations in fiscal year 2023 and employed approximately 200 personnel, including 140 corrections officers, to oversee nearly 700 prisoners as of March 31, 2023.

Audit Objectives

  1. To assess BCF’s compliance with selected policies and procedures related to safety and security.
  2. To report data related to BCF’s staffing.


Estimated Release Date: Early 2024

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