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Family Information

The Michigan Department of Corrections operates a voluntary Family Advisory Board. This board communicates with the Department about efforts related to family reunification, as well as provides feedback to the department on behalf of families and the loved ones of incarcerated individuals. To learn more, or apply to be a board member, click here. Applications must be received by May 1, 2023.


The Michigan Department of Corrections is dedicated to providing as much information as possible to family members who have a loved one serving in Michigan's prison system. This Family Information Packet, designed by the Correctional Facilities Administration, which oversees prison operations, is a comprehensive guide that provides information on everything from Crime Victims' Rights to Visiting a Prisoner.

If you still need more information, you can visit our Frequently Asked Questions or call the Correctional Facilities Administration at 517-335-2263.

Family Information Packet (download, 46 pgs. 682 KB) 
Standard Medical Release Form 
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Information

Family Information Packet Topics