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Kinross Correctional Facility (KCF)

Kinross Correctional Facility 

Chippewa County 

Chippewa County 

Warden Duncan MacLaren
16770 S. Watertower Drive 
Kincheloe, MI 49788 

Current jobs 

(906) 495-2282
OPENED: 1978
AGE LIMIT: Males, 18 and older


This Level I and II security prison has the largest fenced area (113 acres currently enclosed) of any state prison in Michigan.


The education department offers both GED completion and a variety of vocational training. General Education Development preparation is offered to those without a verified high school diploma or GED. Career and technical training are available in auto mechanics, auto body repair, building trades, welding, custodial maintenance, business education technology, and horticulture. Testing for State certification in auto mechanics is offered. Training in employability skills is also available. Students are also involved in building homes for Habitat for Humanity.

Other programs include: substance-abuse treatment, hobbycraft, a music program and a master gardener program. The prison also has chapters of Vietnam Veterans of America, Jaycees, and several other prisoner organizations. Religious activities are coordinated through the institutional chaplain and include a wide range of active religions. 

Psychological services staff are available to provide diagnostic assessment, group and individual psychotherapy and crisis intervention. 

Prisoners are provided with on-site routine medical and dental care. Serious problems are treated at the department's Duane L. Waters Health Care in Jackson. Emergencies can be referred to a local hospital. 


The perimeter of the Kinross prison is composed of two perimeter chain-link fences monitored with electronic security devices and topped with razor-ribbon wire. The perimeter is patrolled by armed personnel.