Ionia Correctional Facility - 471-0233-23

Description of Agency

The Ionia Correctional Facility (ICF) opened in 1987 and houses Level II and Level V adult males in seven housing units. Two housing units are designated for Level II prisoners with 280 beds in a cubical/dorm setting. The remaining five units house Level V prisoners with a capacity for 426 prisoners, including one administrative segregation unit. All housing units are located within the facility’s secure perimeter, which includes security measures such as 12-foot double chain-link fences, razor-ribbon wire, gun towers, and a stun fence, among others.

ICF provides academic programs; treatment services such as counseling and substance-abuse services; leisure time activities; and the Leader Dogs for the Blind Program. Prisoners are provided on-site routine medical, vision, and dental care, while serious emergency problems are treated at Sparrow Ionia Hospital and the Michigan Department of Corrections’ Duane L. Waters Health Center in Jackson. ICF was appropriated $37 million for operations in fiscal year 2023 and employed approximately 290 personnel, including 180 corrections officers, to oversee approximately 640 prisoners as of June 2023.

Audit Objectives

  • To assess ICF’s compliance with selected policies and procedures related to safety and security.


Estimated Release Date: Mid 2024

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