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Kinross Correctional Facility (KCF)

Image of the administration building at Kinross Correctional Facility

Kinross Correctional Facility (KCF)

Chippewa County

Warden Jeffrey Howard
4533 W. Industrial Park Drive
Kincheloe, MI 49788
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Region 1 - Chippewa County


Telephone: 906-495-2282
Gender/Age Limit: Males, 18 and older
Security Levels: I and II


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.


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

Cognitive behavioral programming includes courses in Violence Prevention Program, Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention (MiDVP), 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 (weightlifting, 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.


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