The Ionia Maximum Facility is comprised of five Level V housing units and two Level II housing units. Two of the Level V housing units are designated Administrative Segregation, which includes Detention, Temporary Segregation and Secure Status Out-Patient Treatment cells, the remaining three are general population units. The Level V housing consist of five bi-level, double winged single cell units, consisting of day room area, showers, laundry room, staff offices and a fence-in activity and recreational yard for the security Level V prisoners. The Units designated Administrative Segregation affords prisoner outdoor recreation in single occupancy security exercise modules.
The Level II housing consists of a large pole-barn construction divided into two units with 140 beds in each unit. The units have shower, laundry, and recreation areas.The Level II prisoners have separate yard areas, with access to a weight pit, basketball courts, volleyball, baseball, horseshoes, and a running track. Jobs are available for all Level Ii prisoners, which includes a Michigan State Industries factory which employs Level II prisoners.
The Prisoner Services building contains classrooms, an auditorium, a gymnasium, a weight room, commissary (prison store) and a barbershop. A separate building contains food service, prisoner and staff dining, health care, prisoner property, and maintenance. The administrative building contains the institutions Control Center, Record Office, Business Office, visiting areas, staff training, and a disciplinary and parole board hearing room.
Academic programs include Adult Basic Education, Special Education, General Education Development (GED) completion and Post GED programs. In-cell study programs are available to prisoners who may not participate in group in group activities. Treatment services include Secure Status Out-Patient Treatment (SSOTP), Out-Patient Mental Health Treatment, Counseling, substance abuse programs, Assaultive Offenders psychotherapy and religious services. The facility also has on-site;legal and general libraries that are available to prisoners.
Prisoners are provided with excellent on-site routine medical and dental care. Serious emergency cases are treated at Ionia County Memorial Hospital and the Duane L. Waters Health Center in Jackson.
Security consists of two 12 foot wire fences (which incorporate a Stun Fence), razor ribbon, gun towers, security surveillance cameras and a personal alarm system for staff throughout the facility. Enclosed officer's stations separate each wing within the Level V housing units. A patrol vehicle with armed personnel constantly patrols the prison perimeter.