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Chippewa Correctional Facility (URF)
Location Kincheloe, Kinross Township, Chippewa County, Michigan
Coordinates 46°15′28″N 84°27′18″W / 46.2578°N 84.4550°W / 46.2578; -84.4550Coordinates: 46°15′28″N 84°27′18″W / 46.2578°N 84.4550°W / 46.2578; -84.4550
Status Open
Security class Levels: I, II and IV
Capacity 1150
Opened 1989
Managed by Michigan Department of Corrections
Director Patricia L. Caruso

Chippewa Correctional Facility (URF) is a prison for men located in the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan and part of the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC). The 3 letter designation for this facility is URF.[1]


The Chippewa Correctional Facility houses inmates with a security level of I, II, and IV. The facility contains 120 beds for security level I inmates, 720 beds for security level II inmates, 192 beds for security level IV inmates, 22 beds for the detention unit, and 96 beds for an administrative segregation unit.


The facility opened in 1989. On August 9, 2009, the Straits Correctional Facility was closed and consolidated into the Chippewa Correctional Facility.[1]

In August 2006, a small twin-engine plane crashed near the prison, hitting a fence approximately 20 feet (6.1 m) outside the facility's secure perimeter. While no one at the prison was injured, all four people on board the plane were killed in the crash.[2]


From I-75 exit onto M-80 (Kinross). The prison is located on the right side of the road.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Prison Directory". Michigan Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2015-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Plane Crashes Near Prison Fence, 4 Dead". AP Online. Associated Press. August 15, 2006. Retrieved 2015-07-31 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 

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Wed, 09 Sep 2015 08:33:45 -0700

They told investigators the assaults took place over a several years; police got involved when one of the victims disclosed the abuse in 2012. Johnson is being held at the Chippewa Correctional Facility in the eastern Upper Peninsula community of ...


Wed, 09 Sep 2015 08:44:42 -0700

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:01:44 -0700

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