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Marquette Branch Prison (MBP)

1960 U.S. Hwy 41 South
Male prison
(906) 226-6531
Opened in 1889
Prison Description

Marquette Branch Prison was authorized by the Michigan State Legislature in 1885. The prison was subsequently built on the shores of Lake Superior on property that was a gift to the State from the Marquette Businessmen's Association. The prison was completed in 1889 at a cost of less than $200,000. The Level V portion of the facility has four general population housing units and two administrative segregation housing units. The Secure Level I portion of the facility has four housing units located outside of the concrete wall surrounding Level V.

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I have been approved to visit one of your inmates, but I have a question, how would i communicate with this individual, by email, mail service, phone, etc. Please help me. Can I send money to him? HOw is all of these things done? Thanks so much Judith Laseman

Tami Mercer
Tami Mercer

I also have a question about mail that you didn’t answer, but Miss Judith did, How about the “Emailing a prisoner” I know it’s something new for this one, and myself! So, any advice?


Hi Tami, Please note the following information: SUPERSEDES DOM 2016 – 3R (effective 02/02/2016) Prisoners/parolees in Correctional Facilities Administration (CFA) facilities and the Detroit Reentry Center (DRC) may be allowed to receive electronic messages (e-mail) from members of the public, including family members, sent through a vendor approved by the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC). General population prisoners/parolees at all CFA institutions and DRC may also allowed to send e-mail to members of the public. Only e-mail sent and received through JPay are authorized. This service is available at no cost to the Department. The system links information to reveal… Read more »