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Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility (IBC)

Administration building at Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility

Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility (IBC)

Ionia County

Warden Matt Macauley
1727 West Bluewater Highway
Ionia, MI 48846
Directions (Bing Maps)

Ionia County

Telephone: 616-527-2510
Open: December 2001
Gender/Age Limit: Males, 18 and older
SECURITY LEVELS: I, II and IV, Protective Housing and Administrative Segregation


Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility, located in Ionia, is the most recent facility built by the Michigan Department of Corrections. It is a multi-level facility housing Level I, Level II and Level IV. It also houses protective housing and administrative segregation prisoners.

Prisoners serve institutional needs in areas such as food service, the library, recreational aides and maintenance workers.



Academic programs offer a range of educational opportunities including Adult Basic Education and General Education Development. Special education courses for prisoners with learning disabilities are also available. Vocational training is available in Building Education Technology.

The prison also offers group counseling and religious services. For prisoners with mental health problems, Psychiatrist, Psychologists and Social Workers are available. An Outpatient Mental Health team provides additional therapy. Referrals to outside medical facilities are made when necessary.

Other programs include Substance Abuse, Michigan Sexual Abuse Prevention Program (MSAPP), Violence Prevention Program, Michigan Domestic Violence Programming (MiDVP), and a cognitive restructuring effort called Thinking for a Change. As well as a Training Program for Leader Dogs for the Blind.  

Bellamy Creek is an In-Reach Facility for the Department’s reentry services, promoting Offender Success.  These prisoners will be paroling to Kent, Allegan, Clinton, Eaton, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Barry, Ionia, Montcalm and Ingham Counties.


Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility's perimeter is surrounded by fences with razor-ribbon.  It is also patrolled by armed staff.