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Our Impact

The Michigan Department of Corrections has an impact beyond just our core responsibilities of operating secure facilities, supervising those under our jurisdiction, and helping individuals achieve success. This impact is driven by the Department’s thousands of committed employees, who help support a variety of initiatives. This page showcases some of the programs that are having an impact in our facilities and on communities around the state. 

The Department has partnered with Paws with a Cause, Leader Dogs for the Blind, various ability centers, and local animal shelters, where MDOC prisoners providing socialization, love, and basic obedience training to a wide variety of dogs. 

Dogs of the MDOC
A longstanding tradition of Michigan Department of Corrections employees is giving back to the communities in which we live and work. Our employees give to local charities, adopt families, participate in fundraising activities for breast cancer research and survivors, the Special Olympics of Michigan, and so much more!
How MDOC staff give back

Through a partnership with Forgiven Ministries, hundreds of children have spent time with their incarcerated mothers and fathers. The One Day with God camp takes place inside the prison, where children get to spend the day with their parent. 

One Day with God

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This page is currently being updated to include additional ways the MDOC impacts communities across the state and beyond. Please check back frequently.