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MI DOC - Pugsley Correctional Facility (MPF)

State Prison

Last Updated: June 20, 2019
7401 E Walton Rd, Kingsley, MI 49649
Grand Traverse

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

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MI DOC - Pugsley Correctional Facility (MPF) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 231-263-5253

The inmates housed at Pugsley Correctional located at 7401 E Walton Rd in Kingsley, 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 Pugsley Correctional Facility is a secure level I state prison that holds about 1,350 adult male inmates housed in one of three buildings located southeast of Traverse City. The facility proper is located on 23 acres which contain 3 housing buildings containing 48 cubicles, housing up to 384 prisoners per building. The former Camp Building was renovated when the Facility was being constructed and is able to house up to 190 prisoners. Additional buildings on the property include a Chapel, Programs, Gymnasium, Food Service, Health Care/Administration, Human Resources/Training and Maintenance/Warehouse/Store.While incarcerated offenders are encouraged to take courses in domestic violence, substance abuse, and parenting. Sex offenders can receive sex offender treatments and psychological reprogramming. Inmates receive on-site medical, dental, and psychological services.
Programming - Pugsley offers educational programs including Adult Basic Education, General Education Development, Business Education Technology and Building Trades. As a Prisoner Reentry In-Reach Facility serving 23 counties located in the Northern Lower Peninsula. The facility offers evidenced-based cognitive thinking courses in Cage Your Rage, Thinking for a Change, Life Without a Crutch, Thinking Matters, Men are Parents Too, Assaultive Offender Psychological Programming, Sex Offender Psychological Programming, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Groups, Substance Abuse Counseling including Educational-Outpatient-Group, Inside Out Dads, From the Inside Out, Pre-Release, Family Reunification, Domestic Violence Assessment, Veterans Affairs Workshops, Domestic Violence M.E.N.S. Group and Law Enforcement Workshops. Other activities include indoor and outdoor intramural sports, religious services, the Michigan State University Master Gardener program and various clubs. The facility also partners with several entities within the community in producing approximately 20,000 pounds of produce annually that is provided local area food banks.
Routine health care, which includes dental care, medical care, optometry services, psychological services and outpatient mental health services are provided on site. Emergency and serious health care needs are handled at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City as well as at Duane L. Waters Hospital in Jackson, Michigan. The facility also has a video conferencing system, allowing legal hearings, deportation hearings, Parole Board interviews, medical and psychological interviews and remote meetings via this communication system.
Security - Perimeter security involves two 15.5 foot high fences, the exterior fence being covered with rolls of razor wire, up to its length and a roll of razor wire on the top of the inner fence. In addition to an electronic detection system and camera surveillance, the perimeter is staffed with a roving 24-hour patrol of the perimeter. The facility also has an Emergency Response Team that receives specialized training in response to emergency situations that may arise.

AGE LIMIT: Males, 18 and older


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MI DOC - Pugsley Correctional Facility (MPF) 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 - Pugsley Correctional Facility (MPF) - 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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