Chippewa Correctional Facility consists of an East and West side; the East side consists of three Level II housing units with 240 beds each; one Level IV housing unit with 192 beds; a Level I unit with 120 beds; a 96 bed administrative segregation unit and a 22 bed detention unit. The West side of the facility, formerly Straits Correctional Facility, has dormitory style Level II housing. There are eight Level II Housing Units which have 140 beds each. The facility includes an administration building, maintenance department and warehouse. There is a Health Care unit, Food Service unit and a Programs/School building location on both the East and West sides of the facility.
Programs include academic and vocational instruction, work assignments, general and law library services, group counseling, substance abuse treatment, horticulture, recreational and religious programs, and cognitive behavior restructuring programming.
Prisoners are provided with on-site routine medical, dental and mental health care. Serious problems are treated at the department's Duane L. Waters Health Care in Jackson and emergencies are referred to a local hospital.
The perimeter security includes a buffer fence, double chain link fences, razor-ribbon wire, electronic detection systems, an armed patrol vehicle and gun towers.