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Michigan

Map of Michigan with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.

1

1.4k

2.8k

Spikes represent the cumulative cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Statewide among incarcerated people

Cases

Cumulative Case Rate

Data Grade

State Facilities

26,692

67%

Federal Facilities

249

18%

ICE Detention Centers

79

40%

Statewide among staff

Cases

Data Grade

State Facilities

4,401

Federal Facilities

Unavailable

ICE Detention Centers

Unavailable

Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

Charles E Egeler Reception And Guidance Center

State Facilities

2,824258

Carson City Correctional Facility

State Facilities

2,119281

Central Michigan Correctional Facility

State Facilities

2,055264

Chippewa Correctional Facility

State Facilities

1,818224

Gus Harrison Correctional Facility

State Facilities

1,469216

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting
& Quality Grade
F*

This scorecard assesses data reporting and quality for the state department of corrections in Michigan. Read more about our scoring methodology and to see how this jurisdiction compares to other state and federal systems.

Scores assessed as of May 10, 2021. Scores will be reevaluated on a monthly basis.

*

Vaccination data relevant to the Michigan Department of Corrections is reported only on a statewide dashboard. While we do collect these data, the agency does not receive points because it does not make clear on its own dashboard that these data are available elsewhere.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
Cumulative Casesreported at the facility level

By facility

Cumulative Deathsreported at the facility level

By facility

Active Casesreported at the facility level

By facility

Tests Administeredreported systemwide

Systemwide only

Populationnot reported

None

Vaccinationsnot reported

None

Data reporting for staff
Cumulative Casesreported at the facility level

By facility

Cumulative Deathsreported at the facility level

By facility

Active Casesnot reported

None

Tests Administeredreported systemwide

Systemwide only

Populationnot reported

None

Vaccinationsnot reported

None

Data quality
Machine ReadableNo

No

Regularly UpdatedYes

Yes

Clearly DefinedYes

Yes

Contextualized HistoricallyNo

No

Legal Filings and Court Orders Related to COVID

3

number of courts

21

number of facilities

18

compassionate releases granted

32

filings coded by our team

Our project collaborates with Bronx Defenders, Columbia Law School’s Center for Institutional and Social Change, and Zealous to collect legal documents from around the country related to COVID-19 and incarceration. Together, we then organize and code them into the jointly managed Health is Justice litigation hub for public defenders, litigators, and other advocates. The majority of the legal documents in the Health is Justice litigation hub are federal court opinions, but we are expanding to state legal filings, declarations, and exhibits.

In addition to the Health is Justice litigation hub, our project also manages additional data self-reported by advocates regarding COVID-19-related legal filings involving incarcerated youth and individuals in immigration detention.

For more COVID-19-related legal filings, please visit the University of Michigan Law School’s Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, COVID-19 Special Collection.

Prison and Jail Releases Related to COVID

We collect data on jurisdictions across the U.S. that have released people from adult prison and jail custody in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JurisdictionFacility/facilitiesAuthorizing agent(s)Date*Overall population reduction/ total # of releases**Population prior to releases***Known facility capacity****Release detailsSource
BayBay County Jail4/1/202052165249Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence
GeneseeGenessee County Jail4/2/202070580
InghamIngham County JailCourts3/20/2020100Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence, Other
KalamazooKalamazoo County Jail4/27/2020200400425Minor offenses, Inability to pay bail, Short remaining sentence, Vulnerable populations
KentKent County Correctional FacilityCourts3/26/202016511001400Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence, Other
  1. For the most part, we only include release efforts where the data source includes some sort of programmatic description of who is being released (e.g., people with technical violations of parole, people charged with non-violent crimes, etc.). You can find our full prison releases dataset here and jail releases dataset here.

  2. *date of releases, if available. Otherwise, date on which releases first were reported.

  3. **total number of releases reported when available. Otherwise, the change in population to which the releases contributed is reported.

  4. ***last reported inmate population before releases were realized

  5. ****capacity is often determined differently across jurisdictions and some facilities often report more than one capacity number. In these cases, we report the higher of the figures available.

Grassroots and Community Organizing Efforts Related to COVID

Our team collects data on grassroots and community organizing efforts by incarcerated people, their families, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and advocates aimed at influencing government agencies to protect the lives of people incarcerated in prisons, jails, and detention centers against the threats posed by COVID-19.

Target facilityCountyDate of actionOrganizationType of effortInternal/ externalEffort concernsSource
Wayne County3/1/2020Wayne County DefendersCoordinated Release EffortInternalAccelerated releases
Central Michigan Correctional FacilityGratiot County11/15/2020Michigan Abolition and Prisoner SolidarityCar RallyInternalAccelerated releases, Sanitation improvements
Gus Harrison Correctional FacilityLenawee County5/19/2020Incarcerated people at Gus Harrison prisonUprising/Protest–InternalExternalTesting procedures, Sanitation improvements
Gus Harrison Correctional FacilityLenawee County12/11/2020Silent Cry, Inc.Car RallyInternalAccelerated releases
Macomb Correctional FacilityMacomb3/12/2020Fight Toxic PrisonsPhone ZapInternalAccelerated releases, Testing procedures, Sanitation improvements
  1. You can find our full dataset here.