Thumb Correctional Facility

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Thumb Correctional Facility (TCF)
Coordinates 43°02′03″N83°21′22″W / 43.03414°N 83.35605°W / 43.03414; -83.35605 Coordinates: 43°02′03″N83°21′22″W / 43.03414°N 83.35605°W / 43.03414; -83.35605
StatusOpen
Security classLevel II
Capacity1,200
Opened1987 (1987)
Managed by Michigan Department of Corrections
Warden David Bergh
Street address3225 John Conley Drive
City Lapeer
County Lapeer County
State Michigan
ZIP Code48446
Country United States
Website Official website OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

Thumb Correctional Facility (TCF) is a Michigan prison, located in Lapeer, for male prisoners. It is a Level II, lower-level security prison.

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Facility

The prison was opened in 1987, and has six housing units currently used to house approximately 1,200 male Michigan Department of Corrections prisoners. Four housing units are for approximately 700 adult inmates, and two housing units are for approximately 500 teenage inmates. It is the only prison in Michigan that houses male juvenile offenders. [1] Onsite facilities provide for foodservice, health care, facility maintenance, storage, prison administration, and industrial laundry services. [2] The facility employs approximately 315 people. [1]

Security

The facility is surrounded by triple 12-foot (3.7 m) fences with razor-ribbon wire and guard towers. Electronic detection systems and patrol vehicles are used to maintain perimeter security. [1] [2]

Services

The facility offers libraries, a barber shop, prison worker programs, education programs, substance-abuse treatment, group therapy, and religious services. [1] Onsite medical and dental care is supplemented by the Duane L. Waters Hospital in Jackson, Michigan. [2]

The worker program allows the prison's laundry facility to provide services to several organizations in the area. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Foley, Phil (June 15, 2014). "Locked up in Lapeer". The County Press. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  2. 1 2 3 "Thumb Correctional Facility (TCF)". michigan.gov. Michigan Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2015-07-28.