Oaks Correctional Facility (ECF)

Oaks Correctional Facility  

Manistee County  

Manistee County 

Warden Les Parish
1500 Caberfae Highway
Manistee, MI 49660

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TELEPHONE: (231) 723-8272
OPENED: 1992
AGE LIMIT: Males, 18 and older

The Oaks Correctional Facility is comprised of eleven main building containing approximately 262,673 square feet of floor space.  Prisoners reside in seven main buildings, two of which are designated as segregation units with 96 beds per unit.  There are four general population housing units: two Level II units and two Level IV units each housing 192 prisoners and are double bunked.  There is also one double bunked general population unit that houses 192 prisoner whose protections needs cannot be met in a traditional general population setting and do not require placement in administrative segregation based on their conduct.


The Oaks offers academic programs that include Adult Basic Education and General Education Development completion, Pre-Release programming and Introduction to Computers.  The average school enrollment is 170 prisoners.  Reentry Programming is offered in the form of  Violence Prevention Programming (VPP), Thinking for Change, and Substance Abuse Education-Phase 1 and 2.  Leisure activities include participation in athletics, religious services, self-help programs (Cage Your Rage, Victim Awareness, Anger Management, Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, Stress Management, Pre-Release, Getting the Buzz on Business, Own Your Own Business, Communications, Men Are Parent Too, Thinking Matter, Job Success, Basic Photography, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University) Hobbycraft and Legal/General library.


The facility is encircled by two security fences featuring state of the arts electronic monitoring systems and concertina wire. The facility also has 24-hour availability of an alert response vehicle and five gun towers, two of which are manned during prisoner movement.