Macomb Correctional Facility

Macomb Correctional Facility is a mixed-security Michigan state prison for male inmates that is located in Lenox Township, Michigan.

The Macomb Correctional Facility sits on a 100-acre site and comprises 11 major buildings and two minor buildings, totaling approximately 300,000 square feet. The prison contains four, Level II housing units, two, Level IV housing units and one, Level I housing unit outside the secure perimeter. Four other buildings house a school, administrative offices, support services, and storage.

The perimeter of the prison is enclosed by two, 12-foot galvanized chain link fences topped with coiled stainless steel razor wire.  A third 12-foot galvanized chain link fence topped with coiled stainless steel razor wire provides a buffer between the prison property and perimeter road.  

The entire boundary of the prison property is clearly marked with signage that gives notice of Prison Property, Do Not Enter, and the entire perimeter contains an electronic detection and camera system which enhances public safety.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting Hours at Macomb Correctional Facility are as follows:

Level IV:
Thursday                                         2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday                                          8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Levels I & II:
Monday, Friday, & Saturday          2:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday                                            8:30 am – 9:00 pm

Monday                                           8:30 am – 1:30 pm

General Visiting Rules

All potential visitors must complete a Visiting Application to request approval to visit an inmate. You must submit the Visiting Application in advance of your visit to allow for review of the Application.

A maximum of five people are allowed to visit with a prisoner at one time. Children under the age of two will not be counted in that number. 

Searches will be completed by officers, and visitors who fail to clear the metal detector after two attempts will be screened by use of a handheld metal detector. The facility will also use the black light hand marking system for visitors. The black light will be used to check the hand marking on exit from the visiting room. 

For a complete list of visiting rules at Macomb Correctional Facility, click here. You can also find a complete Family Information Packet by clicking here.

Dress Code

  • Visitors must be fully dressed in clean clothes that do not have holes
  • Undergarments must be worn, including underpants/panties; adult females must wear a brassiere. 
  • Clothing which exposes excessive skin is prohibited. This clothing includes, but is not limited to see-through clothing, tube/halter tops, and shorts or skirts/dresses that are more than 3” above the knee. 
  • A visitor who is fourteen years of age or younger must be attired in clothing which covers his/her body from the base of the neck to the top of the knees. T-Shirt and shorts/trousers are acceptable, but a sundress is not acceptable. 
  • Clothing which exposes undergarments is prohibited. 
  • Extreme form-fitting clothing, including but not limited to yoga pants, running tights, jeggings, unitards, etc. may not be worn as outer garments. 
  • Clothing which displays words, symbols, gestures, or pictures that may be perceived as obscene or inflammatory are prohibited. 
  • Outer garments such as shawls/ponchos, lightweight coats/jackets (including denim and jogging suit jackets), winter coats/jackets, shrugs, vests, headgear, gloves, or outer boots that slip over a shoe are not allowed in the visiting room. Blazers, suit coats, and sweaters are permissible. Note: Hooded garments are prohibited. 
  • Visitors are permitted to wear religious clothing and headgear (e.g., Hijab, yarmulke, turban, habit, etc.), into the visiting room; they are subject to search and inspection. It may be necessary for MDOC staff to search/inspect these items at any time during the visiting process. 
  • Footwear must be worn at all times. 
  • Jewelry worn by visitors will be itemized on entry and on leaving the visiting area. Jewelry is limited to no more than ten pieces. Note: Jewelry which includes an open compartment or space designed to contain photographs, hair, ashes, etc. is prohibited (e.g., lockets, rings, charms, vials, etc.). 

Also prohibited are watches, including electronic wristbands, pendants, eyeglasses, and other similar items containing a camera, GPS, wireless, or electronic functions. 

Personal Property Allowed in the Visiting Room

You are allowed to bring the following items into the visiting room:

  • Locker key
  • Visitor pass
  • Identification card
  • Money for vending machines – a maximum amount of $25.00 per visitor or no more than $60 per group visit.
  • For visitors with infants: Two clear plastic bottles, one pacifier, and one single-layered baby blanket (no quilt or comforter style). A clear, plastic spill-proof cup “sippy cup” is permitted when a toddler is a member of the visiting party. 
  • Medications and/or medical equipment which may be needed by a visitor during a visit are permitted with the approval of the shift commander.
  • A service animal which provides service for a disabled visitor is permitted to accompany the visitor while in the visiting room. 
  • Photo tickets – Visitors may purchase photo tickets from the lobby vending machine. All photographs of prisoners will be supervised by staff and approved prior to distribution to prisoner or visitor. All photographs will be limited to one prisoner per photograph. 
  • Immediate family members may bring legal documents in on a visit for review only with the prisoner. The documents cannot be left with the prisoner nor left at the front desk for the prisoner. These items are subject to search before being taken into the visiting room. 

Physical Address

Macomb Correctional Facility
34625 26 Mile Rd.
Lenox Township, MI 48048

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

​(586) 749-4900

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Macomb Correctional Facility
34625 26 Mile Rd.
Lenox Township, MI 48048 

All inmate mail sent to Macomb Correctional Facility using the US mail system must include the address of the facility as well as the offender’s name and MDOC number. If you do not know this information, you can search the OTIS Database located on the MDOC’s website (

FFP Program

The FFP Program is an approved customized package program that allows family members and others to send authorized items to inmates. The spend limit is $100, not including tax and shipping, per FFP order placed. Only one FFP order may be placed by or for a prisoner per quarter (i.e., Jan-Mar; Apr-Jun; Jul-Sep; Oct-Dec). 

For additional information, please visit the FFP website at

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Macomb Correctional Facility, but they do have access to phones and are allowed to make monitored outgoing calls during approved hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Michigan, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can send money to an inmate at Macomb Correctional Facility via the GTL ConnectNetwork with their Trust Fund service. 

You must create a ConnectNetwork account and then select Macomb Correctional Facility and your inmate before you can deposit money into the Trust Fund (commissary) account.

While using this website is the easiest and fastest way to make a Trust Fund deposit, there are several different payment options available. Note: all Trust Fund deposits are final; there are no refunds issued.

Programs For Inmates

Educational programming includes Special Education, General Education Development preparation, Adult Basic Education, and vocational classes.

Facility staff work closely with community groups and encourage community volunteer participation.

Routine health and dental care are provided on site. Major medical emergencies are treated in a community hospital or at the Duane L. Waters Health Center in Jackson. A Residential Treatment Program is provided for prisoners needing a residential setting for Mental Health treatment.

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Careers at Macomb Correctional Facility

If you are interested in a career with the Michigan Department of Corrections at the Macomb Correctional Facility, you can find job listings by clicking here