Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility, located in Ionia, is the most recent facility built by the Michigan Department of Corrections. It is a multi-level facility housing Level I, Level II, Level IV and general population prisoners. It also houses protective housing and administrative segregation prisoners.
Prisoners serve institutional needs in areas such as food service, the library, recreational aides and maintenance workers.
Academic programs offer a range of educational opportunities including Adult Basic Education and General Education Development. Special education courses for prisoners with learning disabilities are also available. Vocational training is available in Custodial Maintenance Technology and Horticulture.
The prison also offers group counseling and religious services. For prisoners with mental health problems, psychiatrist, psychologists and social workers are available. An outpatient mental health team provides additional therapy. Referrals to outside medical facilities are made when necessary.
Other programs include Substance Abuse, Cage Your Rage, Violence Prevention Program, and a cognitive restructuring effort called Thinking for a Change.
Bellamy Creek is an In-Reach Facility for the Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry Effort (MPRI). These prisoners will be paroling to Kent, Allegan, Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties.
Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility's perimeter is surrounded by fences with razor-ribbon . It is also patrolled by armed staff and monitored by gun towers.