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MI DOC - Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility (IBC)

State Prison

Last Updated: August 18, 2021
1727 W Bluewater Hwy, Ionia, MI 48846

Bellamy Creek Correctional is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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MI DOC - Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility (IBC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 616-527-2510

The inmates housed at Bellamy Creek Correctional located at 1727 W Bluewater Hwy in Ionia, MI are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

The Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility is the newest state prison of the Michigan Department of Corrections facilities with a capacity of about 1,900 adult male inmates. The prison is located in Ionia and is a mixed custody prison that houses level I, II, and IV inmates. In addition, Bellamy Creek has a protective housing unit and an administrative segregation unit. The inmates are secured by razor wire fences, patrols and armed guard towers. Selected inmates can work jobs that support the facility in maintenance, food preparation and serving, the library and more.

This facility offers adult basic education courses and the ability for inmates to earn a GED. Vocational courses are available for horticulture and custodial maintenance. Psychiatrists, psychologists and various social workers are available for one on one and group counseling for inmates who have mental health issues. Substance abuse treatment, violence prevention courses, and programs based around changing behavioral patterns are also available to offenders.

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.

Programming - 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 Custodial Maintenance Technology and Horticulture.

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, Cage Your Rage, Violence Prevention Program, and a cognitive restructuring effort called Thinking for a Change.

Bellamy Creek is an In-Reach Facility for the Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry Effort (MPRI). These prisoners will be paroling to Kent, Allegan, Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties.

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

AGE LIMIT: Males, 18 and older

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MI DOC - Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility (IBC) is a facility in the Michigan Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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Covid Visitation Information

The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) will cease in-person visiting inmates effective immediately for the safety of staff, prisoners, and the public. This will also include outside volunteers and other tours and groups who routinely come into the prisons.


The MDOC’s Video Visitation Pilot began on October 9, 2020 with online scheduling of video visits at Parnall Correctional Facility (SMT).
The pilot roll out continues, and visitors on the Approved Visitor List of a prisoner housed at the locations listed below will be able to request a video visit.
The basic steps that an Approved Visitor should follow can be found here.

Video Visiting Standards can be found here.

MDOC Pilot Facility Pilot Vendor Online Scheduling Began First Video Visits Parnall Correctional (SMT) GTL 10/9/2020 10/12/2020 G. Robert Cotton Correctional (JCF) GTL 10/13/2020 10/19/2020 Duane Waters Health Center (DWH) GTL 10/16/2020 10/19/2020 Chippewa Correctional (URF) GTL 10/26/2020 10/29/2020 Ionia Correctional Facility (ICF) GTL 12/15/2020 12/18/2020 Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility (MTU) GTL 12/15/2020 12/18/2020 Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility (WHV) GTL 11/9/2020 11/12/2020 Lakeland Correctional Facility (LCF) GTL TBD TBD

Visitation Information

Michigan DOC - Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility - Visitation

Visiting Hours

Monday, Thursday and Friday are 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Weekend visits are according to an odd/even schedule, based on the last digit of the prisoner's number.
If the number ends in an odd digit that prisoner may have visitation only on the odd dated weekend day.

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