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St. Louis Correctional Facility (SLF)

Administration building at St. Louis Correctional Facility

St. Louis Correctional Facility (SLF)

Gratiot County

Warden John Christiansen
8585 N. Croswell Road
St. Louis, MI 48880
Directions (Bing Maps)

Gratiot County

Telephone: 989-681-6444
Open: 1999
Gender/Age Limit: Males, 18 and older
Security Level: IV


This facility houses Level IV prisoners. The prison is sited on 67 acres of land in the northeast section of St. Louis, in Gratiot County. It consists of separate buildings for administration, food services, education, maintenance, storage and prisoner housing. There are six general population housing units, one is an Adaptive Skills Residential Program (ASRP) Unit that provides specialized programming in a supportive housing environment for prisoners. There is one Segregation Unit that houses up to 96 prisoners. 


Pre-release preparation, psychological counseling, Thinking for Change, Violence Prevention Program (VPP) and substance-abuse treatment are offered.  An academic program offers Adult Basic Education, General Education Development and Special Education opportunities.  Other programs and services include general and law library, hobbycraft, religious services, recreation programs, and a barbershop.

Prisoners are provided with on-site routine medical, including x-ray, and dental care. Telemedicine is available and there is a mini-clinic in each housing unit. Serious problems are treated at the department's Duane L. Waters Health Care in Jackson, and emergencies can be referred to the local hospital.


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