Saginaw Correctional Facility

The Saginaw Correctional Facility is a mixed-custody (Security Levels I, II, IV) Michigan state prison for male inmates. The 43-acre facility in Tittabawassee Township, Saginaw County, was built on a 142-acre site and is comprised of 11 main buildings totaling about 303,850 square feet. 

The facility opened in 1993 and includes three Level II buildings, three Level IV buildings, and one Level I building along with buildings for education, programs, administration, food service, health care, and maintenance.

The perimeter security includes a buffer fence, double chain link fences, razor-ribbon wire, electronic detection systems, an armed patrol vehicle, and gun towers.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting Hours at Saginaw Correctional Facility are as follows:

Level IV Inmates:
Thursday                               2:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday                                8:30 am – 9:00 pm

Level II Inmates:
Monday & Friday                  2:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday                                  8:30 am – 9:00 pm

Segregation Inmates:
Friday                                    8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Level I Inmates:
Monday & Friday                 2:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sunday                                 8:30 am – 9:00 pm

General Visiting Rules

All potential visitors at Saginaw Correctional Facility must first complete a Visiting Application to request approval. You must submit the Visiting Application in advance of your visit to allow for review of the Application. Your inmate must also place you on their visitor list.

You will be subject to a search by officers when you arrive for your visit. Anyone who fails 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. The black light will be used to check visitors’ hand marking when they exit the visiting room. 

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

A detailed list of visiting rules at Saginaw Correctional Facility can be found by clicking here. You can also find a complete Family Information Packet by clicking here.

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 “sippy cup” is permitted when a toddler is visiting.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

Dress Code

Visitors must be fully dressed in clean clothes that do not have holes and undergarments must be worn, including underpants/panties. Adult females must wear a brassiere. Clothing which exposes undergarments is prohibited. 

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. 

Visitors 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. 

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 not allowed. 

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 into the visiting room, but they are subject to search and inspection.

Footwear is required. 

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.

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

Physical Address

Saginaw Correctional Facility
9625 Pierce Rd.
Freeland, MI 48623

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General Phone Number

​(989) 695-9880

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Saginaw Correctional Facility
9625 Pierce Rd.
Freeland, MI 48623

All inmate mail sent to the Saginaw Correctional Facility must include 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 (

Prisoners may receive magazines, newspapers, and books ordered from the following Internet vendors, provided the publication is not used and is sent directly to the prisoner from the Internet vendor:

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FFP Program

The FFP Program is an approved customized package program that allows loved ones to send authorized items to inmates. The spend limit is $100, not including tax and shipping, per FFP order placed. Only one FFP order is allowed per 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 Saginaw 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 Saginaw Correctional Facility via the GTL ConnectNetwork by using their Trust Fund service. 

You must create a ConnectNetwork account and then select Saginaw 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

The mission of inmate education is to provide opportunities for prisoners to take responsibility for developing their academic, work, and social competencies in order for them to become contributing, productive members of the prison community while incarcerated and contributing members of their communities upon release from prison.

Academic programming at Saginaw Correctional Facility includes Special Education, General Education Development completion, Adult Basic Education, and Vocational Education, as well as life-role competency programs and a Veterans’ Unit.  

This facility is also designated as a ReEntry In-Reach facility. Religious and library (law and general) services are provided by institution staff and community volunteers.

Routine medical care is provided on site. Major emergencies are treated at a local hospital or at the Duane L. Waters Health Care Center in Jackson.

Routine Work Assignment (RWA): The Department is committed to providing prisoners with an opportunity to acquire job skills and develop positive and constructive work habits to improve their employment readiness, opportunities, and potential wages both in the institution and upon their return to the community. 

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Careers at Saginaw Correctional Facility

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