The Straits Correctional Facility consists of eight separate housing units contained in four buildings. Each unit houses 140 prisoners for a total of 1120. The facility includes an administration building, health services unit, maintenance and warehouse, food service unit, a program/school building and a Michigan State Industries laundry and garment factory employing prisoners from the facility.
Programs include academic and vocational instruction, work assignments, general and law library services, group counseling, substance abuse treatment, hobby craft, 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 double chain link fences, razor-ribbon wire, electronic detection systems and an armed patrol vehicle.