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12-14-2004, 09:09 PM
Muskegon Correctional Facility
2400 South Sheridan Road
Muskegon, MI 49442
TELEPHONE: (231) 773-3201
Warden - Shirlee A. Harry
Security Levels - II

MCF is on the same grounds as Brooks and West Shoreline, but has a separate driveway.

Visiting Days/Hours: Monday - Friday 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 8:00 pm. Visitation at MCF is VERY strict. Be sure to read the policy and follow it. They LOVE to terminate visits there.
Visitation must be approved thru the MDOC. Please see the Michigan forum for Visiting Information in Michigan Prisons.
There is a coffee machine (.50), a fountain soda machine with Coke and Pepsi products (.80) and a cold drink machine that usually has juices (apple/orange/grape), fruit punches, milk (chocolate and white - sometimes strawberry) the costs range from $1.10 to $1.25. There are two snack machines with chips, candy bars and microwave popcorn. There is one machine for 'real' food. This machine usually has a good selection if you get there early enough. Cheese burgers, pizza, tacos, chicken & fish sandwiches are normally available. On rare occasions there will be desserts, salads, cheese and crackers w/fruit and yogurt. There is one microwave in the visiting room.
The staff at MCF are for the most part relatively friendly. They do enforce the dress code and will turn you away to change (there is a Walmart, Target and Goodwill store within a mile of the prison if you run into this problem) and do have "house dresses" that they will let you wear in some instances. The visiting room is heavily monitored and they are very picky about visiting room rules.
Money must be sent in the form of a money order or cashier’s check. You can send this in a regular letter to your inmate..the mail room will process the money order and stamp his envelope, giving him notification that a money order was enclosed. You can also leave money orders in a secure box in the lobby at the prison.
Picture tickets are available in the waiting room, they are purchsed from a vending machine and are $1.50 (coin only). This facilty does have a change machine in the lobby.
NO cell phones are allowed, even in your locker, you must lock these in your vehicle.

Shift change is at 2 pm. Walk closes at 11am and 4pm for security check & safety and lasts about an hour.


Tucked away in a heavily wooded section in the southeast corner of the city of Muskegon, the Muskegon Correctional Facility began operations with two dormitory-style housing units. To increase capacity, housing units have been added since it opened.

In 1983, Muskegon became the first Michigan prison to become accredited by the American Correctional Association's Commission on Accreditation. In 1986 it was the first to become re-accredited.


Muskegon Correctional Facility provides a wide range of programs. Academic programs cover Special Education, Adult Basic Education and General Education Development completion.
Also offered are training programs in food preparation, auto mechanics and horticulture.
Many programs are carried out with the help of a variety of Muskegon community groups. Volunteers, made up primarily of local clergy and lay people, assist the staff chaplain in providing religious instruction.
The Muskegon Correctional Facility was a pioneer in using a pre-release program, which was developed by a committee made up of prisoners and staff. Among the special courses in the program are small business management, gardening, family responsibility and financial survival. The courses are taught by volunteers, staff and qualified prisoners.

Accommodation in the area - There’s lots of motels in the area. Here’s a great link: (

Avoid the Seaway Motel (I found porn magazines and toys in a drawer in my room :eek:
Cornerhouse Motor Inn has no front desk once the restaurant is closed.
Alpine Motel - the doors are flimsey… I just didn’t feel safe there at all.
Days Inn is not the safest place either…I’ve had drunks pounding on my door in the middle of the night and saw a drug deal go down right in front of my room :eek:
Best Western Park Plaza has a night club in the front and I used to find broken booze bottles in the parking lot in the mornings and even had someone throw one in the back of my truck one night L

The Quality Inn has good rates and they have an indoor pool.
The Comfort Inn is close to the prison but its pricey.
For peace and quiet, the Belaire is the place to stay! The owners are super nice folks! The rooms are ultra clean.

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