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Chippewa Correctional Facility
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 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]


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


  1. ^ a b "Prison Directory". Michigan Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2015-01-10. 

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Daily Journal

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:25:53 -0700

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