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MDOC Response and Information on COVID-19

Prisoner and staff testing data were last updated on May 11, 2022.

Those with questions about parole, healthcare, or programming for prisoners, correctional facility operations, or other corrections-related issues can call the numbers listed below for more information. Please call the number for the section that most appropriately applies to your issue.

Please do not leave a message on more than one phone line. This will slow down our ability to respond in a timely manner to your concern. Due to a high call volume, numbers may go to voicemail. Please leave a message and a representative from the specific program area will return your call as soon as possible.

If you have questions about the early release of a prisoner, please know that the MDOC has no legal authority to release prisoners prior to their earliest release date because of Truth in Sentencing laws, which require those sentenced to prison to serve their entire minimum sentence before they can be paroled.

If you are trying to reach an incarcerated loved one, please contact the correctional facility where the prisoner is housed. You can find a list of all MDOC correctional facilities and their contact information here. Prisoners continue to have access to phones and electronic messaging in order to contact family and friends.

Questions about COVID-19 and the MDOC’s response?

Please leave a message and a representative from the specific program area will return your call as soon as possible.

Parole and Probation   (517) 335-1979

  • Release info
  • Parole status
  • General field questions

Healthcare  (517) 335-2263

  • Status of prisoner
  • COVID related protocols
  • Healthcare-related questions

Prison (517) 335-1418

  • Questions related to PPE supplies
  • Questions related to cleaning supplies
  • Questions related to the facilities
  • General prison-related questions

Programming and Education (517) 881-2534

  • Questions related to programming
  • Questions related to education

General  (517) 388-6892  OR  (517) 388-6894

  • Questions that do not fall into one of the above categories

Corrections staff are courageous. They never hesitate to help others in need, regardless of the situation, and show an unending commitment to protecting the citizens of our state safe.

We mourn the loss of 11 corrections professionals, two corrections transportation officers, a word processing assistant at the Lahser Probation Office in Detroit, a field agent, five corrections officers, a sergeant, and a qualified mental health professional, who passed away after contracting coronavirus (COVID-19).

Their dedication to the safety of all Michigan residents will not be forgotten. Our thoughts are with their family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.

Uniformed officers standing in front of an End of Watch memorial plaque with American flag at half staff in the background
The MDOC is sad to report there have been a total of 158 deaths of prisoners who had tested positive for COVID-19.
Prisoner Deaths from COVID-19 

Total Confirmed Prisoner and Staff Cases to Date by Location

Updated May 11, 2022 -- 4:40 p.m.

 Cumulative Tests
 1,708,852
Total Prisoner Tests Total Staff Tests
1,427,103 281,749
 Prisoners Tested Total Positive
Total Negative
46,959 33,076 13,883
 Total Prisoners Recovered Total Prisoners in Step Down Prisoner Active Cases Cases Now Paroled* Deaths
 32,365 51 146 356 158

Prisoner Cases

Location Prisoners Tested
Total Prisoners Confirmed Prisoners Negative Active Positive Cases Prisoner Deaths
Alger Correctional Facility 793 429 364 0 0
Baraga Correctional Facility 841 459 382 0 1
Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility 1,826 1,205 621 0 1
Carson City Correctional Facility
2,462 2,121 341 0 6
Central Michigan Correctional Facility
2,974 2,405 569 0 2
Charles E. Egeler Reception & Guidance Center
6,802 3,488 3,314 136 15
Chippewa Correctional Facility
2,000 1,753 247 0 7
Cooper Street Correctional Facility
2,195 1,652 543 0 6
Detroit Reentry Center (now closed)
65 24 41 0 1
Duane Waters Health Center
139 52 87 6 4
Earnest C. Brooks Correctional Facility
1,351 1,132 219 1 3
G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility
2,045 1,678 367 0 6
Gus Harrison Correctional Facility
2,165 1,787 378 0 7
Ionia Correctional Facility
587 352 235 0 0
Kinross Correctional Facility
1,547 1,382 165 0 9
Lakeland Correctional Facility
1,503 995 508 0 25
Macomb Correctional Facility
1,589 887 702 1 8
Marquette Branch Prison
1,106 912 194 0 0
Michigan Reformatory
1,123 969 154 0 1
Muskegon Correctional Facility
1,442 1,307 135 0 9
Newberry Correctional Facility
1,025 850  175 0 1
Oaks Correctional Facility
1,042 819 223 0 2
Parnall Correctional Facility
1,957 1,088 869 0 10
Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility
1,409 1,078 331 0 5
Saginaw Correctional Facility
1,582 1,371 211 1 11
St. Louis Correctional Facility
1,169 982 187 0 3
Thumb Correctional Facility
1,074 669 405 1 9
Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility
2,806 1,115 1,691 0 5
Woodland Center Correctional Facility
339 115 224 0 1
Total
46,959 33,076 13,883 146 158

 

Cases now paroled indicates prisoners who tested positive and later paroled once health care determined they were no longer infectious.

  • Cumulative tests represents all tests conducted for prisoners, as well as all tests conducted for staff by the MDOC in connection with the Department of Health and Human Services public health order, all employer-required testing, and voluntary testing offered earlier this year. Testing continues daily at our facilities for prisoners and is completed when prisoners are set to parole, discharge or other such movements, as well as when they display symptoms or when positive cases have emerged.
  • *Prisoners are considered in step-down status once they have been medically cleared by the MDOC’s chief medical officer, are symptom free and are no longer considered contagious. Step down numbers reflect prisoners currently in step-down status.
  • *According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, an individual is considered “recovered” once they have gone 30 days from the onset of symptoms.

Staff Cases

Location Staff Confirmed Staff Deaths
Alger Correctional Facility 163 0
Baraga Correctional Facility 233 0
Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility 215 1
Carson City Correctional Facility 496 1
Central Office
148 0
Central Michigan Correctional Facility
461 2
Charles E. Egeler Reception & Guidance Center
546 0
Chippewa Correctional Facility
359 0
Cooper Street Correctional Facility
267 0
Detroit Detention Center
57 0
Detroit Reentry Center (now closed)
34 1
Earnest C. Brooks Correctional Facility
225 0
Electronic Monitoring Center
3 0
Field Operations Administration Metro
239 1
Field Operations Administration Outstate
221 1
Gus Harrison Correctional Facility
409 1
G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility
314 0
Ionia Correctional Facility
259 1
Ionia Regional Warehouse
13 0
Jackson Regional Warehouse
4 0
Jackson Regional Office
30 0
Jackson Training Center
2 0
Kinross Correctional Facility
243 0
Kinross Regional Office 
24 0
Lakeland Correctional Facility
252 0
Macomb Correctional Facility
275 0
Marquette Branch Prison
335 0
Michigan Reformatory
258 0
Muskegon Correctional Facility
206 1
Newberry Correctional Facility
160 0
Oaks Correctional Facility
219 0
Parnall Correctional Facility
263 0
Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility
258 1
Saginaw Correctional Facility
282 0
Southern Region Academy
3 0
St. Louis Correctional Facility
267 0
Thumb Correctional Facility
203 0
Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility
363 0
Woodland Center Correctional Facility
218 0
Total
8,500 11