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Michigan Department of Corrections

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Michigan Department of Corrections

The Michigan Department of Corrections budget, which has been passed by the Legislature and is awaiting final approval by the Governor, includes historic staff investments and enhances facilities. The fiscal year 2023 state of Michigan budget is nearly $76 billion including the MDOC budget at $2.1 billion. The Department’s executive leadership negotiated with the Legislature and the State Budget Office on behalf of the Department to address the MDOC’s short and long-term investment needs, resulting in a budget that makes historic investments in staff, technology and our facilities.
FY 2023 MDOC Budget Announcement

The Michigan Department of Corrections is now hiring! 

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Looking for a chance to make a difference in your community and earn a competitive wage with great benefits? The MDOC is hiring for a variety of positions across the state. The Michigan Department of Corrections is currently hiring Corrections Officers, Food Service Workers, Qualified Mental Health Professionals, Psychologists, Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, Skilled Trades, and more!  

Careers
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Join Our Team

We have numerous open houses and hiring events taking place throughout the year.

Upcoming Recruitment Events
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In-Person Visiting

Be sure to stay up to date on our in-person visiting schedule.
In-Person Visiting
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Coronavirus Information

Learn how the MDOC is fighting the pandemic and see updated testing data.

COVID-19
Michigan’s recidivism rate is 23.6 percent. It has dropped for the third year in a row, continues to be the lowest rate in state history, and ranks in the top 5 nationally.
Michigan's Recidivism Rate
The Vocational Village is a first-of-its-kind skilled trades training program that aims to provide a positive learning community for prisoners who are serious about completing career and technical education.
Vocational Village
The Michigan Department of Corrections developed an ambitious Strategic Plan to guide its goals and objectives to ensure it remains a national leader in corrections.
Strategic Plans
The MDOC Wellness Unit provides 24/7 crisis response, counseling and wellness strategies for department employees, retirees, and MDOC staff family members.
Wellness Unit