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MI DOC - Oaks Correctional Facility (ECF)

State Prison

Last Updated: September 19, 2021
1500 Caberfae Hwy, Manistee, MI 49660

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

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MI DOC - Oaks Correctional Facility (ECF) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 213-723-8272

The inmates housed at Oaks Correctional located at 1500 Caberfae Hwy in Manistee, 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 Oaks Correctional Facility is a mixed custody state prison facility that houses level II and level IV adult male inmates located in Manistee and operated by the Michigan Department of Corrections. Oaks is comprised of eleven main buildings, in seven main buildings, two of which are designated as segregation units with 96 beds per unit. There are four general population housing units - two Level II units and two Level IV units each housing 192 prisoners and are double bunked. There is also one double bunked general population unit that houses 192 prisoner whose protections needs cannot be met in a traditional general population setting and do not require placement in administrative segregation based on their conduct.

Prisoners are housed in units according to their security level. The prison is comprised of two level IV units, two level II units, two segregation units and a general population unit. Inmates are secured in the facility by two fences with an electronic detection system, five armed guard towers, and a patrol vehicle. While incarcerated inmates can take adult basic education courses and earn a GED. A pre-release program helps prepare inmates for reentry into society at the end of their sentence. Other programs available include substance abuse treatment, anger management, violence prevention, and parenting courses. Additional classes inmates can participate in include business courses, computers, and financial planning.
Programming - The Oaks offers academic programs that include Adult Basic Education and General Education Development completion, Pre-Release programming and Introduction to Computers. The average school enrollment is 170 prisoners. Reentry Programming is offered in the form of Violence Prevention Programming (VPP), Thinking for Change, and Substance Abuse Education-Phase 1 and 2. Leisure activities include participation in athletics, religious services, self-help programs (Cage Your Rage, Victim Awareness, Anger Management, Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, Stress Management, Pre-Release, Getting the Buzz on Business, Own Your Own Business, Communications, Men Are Parent Too, Thinking Matter, Job Success, Basic Photography, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University) Hobbycraft and Legal/General library.
Security - The facility is encircled by two security fences featuring state of the arts electronic monitoring systems and concertina wire. The facility also has 24-hour availability of an alert response vehicle and five gun towers, two of which are manned during prisoner movement.

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MI DOC - Oaks Correctional Facility (ECF) 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 - Oaks Correctional Facility (ECF) - 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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