Kinross Correctional Facility (KCF)

Kinross Correctional Facility 

 

Chippewa County 

Chippewa County 

Warden Jack Kowalski 
4533 W. Industrial Park Drive 
Kincheloe, MI 49788 

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TELEPHONE: (906) 495-2282 

AGE LIMIT: Males, 18 and older 
SECURITY LEVELS: I and II 

General 
Kinross Correctional Facility originally opened in 1977 utilizing converted U.S. Air Force buildings for most of its major structures. The facility relocated to the closed Hiawatha Correctional Facility (1989-2009) in October 2015. The eight, level II housing units can accommodate up to 1,280 prisoners. KCF also maintains a housing unit near the site of the former facility housing 320 level I prisoners. The 50-acre prison has ten buildings which includes an administration building, programs building, maintenance, food service and indoor activity areas. 

Programming 

The education department offers academic instruction toward completion of General Education Development (GED).  Vocational training is available in Welding and Custodial Maintenance.  Employment readiness and job counseling is also available.

Cognitive behavioral programming includes courses in violence prevention, bridges, and thinking for change.  Substance abuse education and counseling is provided.  Prisoner organizations contain Jaycees and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, among others.  Protestant, Muslim, and other religious services are conducted, with local community volunteer assistance.  Many recreational type activities (weight lifting, soft ball, etc.) are available as well.  Prisoners have access to a law and general library. 

Psychological services provide diagnostic assessment, individual therapy, and crisis intervention.  A fully staffed on-site medical and dental care unit is housed within the facility.  Emergencies are referred to a local hospital.  Serious medical problems are treated at the Duane L. Waters Health Care Facility in Jackson.

Security 
The perimeter security includes a buffer fence, double chain link fences, razor-ribbon wire, electronic detection systems, an armed patrol vehicle and gun towers.