• For media inquiries, please contact Chris Gautz at 517-241-0363.

  • MDOC Staff Wellness MDOC Staff Wellness Study

    Help does exist and is available to you at any time. Contact the employee wellness unit at mdoc-wellness@michigan.gov. You can also call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, Safe Call Now at 206-459-3020, Employee Service Program at 800-521-1377 or visit MDOC Employee Service Program Page.

  • 2019-2022 Strategic Plan Cover 2019-2022 Strategic Plan PDF icon

    In May 2019, the Michigan Department of Corrections released the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan. This ambitious plan sets us on a course to make large and fundamental changes to the way we operate, the way we work with each other and assist those under our supervision.


  • One Day With God Camp Prisoners get one special day to parent behind bars

    Mothers incarcerated at the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility share one special day with their children full of hugs, tears, and laughter. The One Day With God camp was created by, Forgiven Ministries, a North Carolina-based non-profit, which has been putting on the camps in prisons around the country since 2004. The goal of the camps is to bring parents together with their children – who are the forgotten victims of the crimes their parents committed – with the goal that the children do not fall into the cycle of criminality their parents did. 

  • Life Remodeled 2016 Metro Territory field offices help restore the city of Detroit

    Agents and parolees renovate Detroit neighborhood during Life Remodeled event. 

    Wayne county probation and parole offices helped restore a Detroit neighborhood over three days in August as part of Life Remodeled a nonprofit that aims to revitalize pockets of the city. 

  • DNR Fish Fry Jackson complex pond is nursery to Michigan walleye

    In April, Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff released 500,000 frys—infant fish approximately the size of a mosquito—into a walleye rearing pond at the MDOC’s Jackson complex.

  • Listen to the Michigan Department of Corrections' podcast Field Days

    Field Days podcast features news and hot topics related to the Michigan Department of Corrections. Hosts Greg Straub, Chris Gautz and Noah Nagy offer witty banter and fun to their listeners. Tune in every week on Tuesdays for a new episode. Please subscribe and review the podcast on iTunes or SoundCloud to help others find the show. Find the podcast on iTunes: bit.ly/FieldDaysiTunes or on SoundCloud: bit.ly/fielddayspodcast

  • Michigan Department of Corrections to send real-time public safety messages through Nixle

    Michigan residents will be able to receive critical public safety alerts from the Michigan Department of Corrections through a new community notification system designed to provide real-time information via text, email and social media.

    The department is using Nixle, a mass communications platform, to share alerts regarding emergency situations, training exercises, and other important events with residents around the state. Schools, local governments and businesses can also sign up to receive alerts through the system.

    Alerts can be targeted geographically or sent statewide, and can be delivered via text, email, voice messages, the internet, social media and the Nixle mobile app. 

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