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Special Alternative Incarceration Facility


18901 Waterloo Road, Chelsea, MI, 48118


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This is a minimum-security facility, and it can house about 450 male inmates at any given time. There are open bay dormitories for housing. An older facility, it was built in 1913 and is situated on over 150 acres in Michigan. Many inmates work at the Special Alternative Incarceration Facility performing tasks like janitorial duties, laundry service, and kitchen service, and these skills help prepare inmates to reenter society.

Special Alternative Incarceration Facility — General Information

Facility Name Special Alternative Incarceration Facility
Facility Type State Prison
Authority Michigan Department of Correction
Capacity 450
Address 18901 Waterloo Road, Chelsea, MI, 48118
Phone 734-475-1368
City Chelsea
Postal Code 48118
State Michigan
County Washtenaw County
Official Website http://www.michigan.gov/corrections/0,4551,7-119--5043--,00.html

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Search online. This website is updated regularly, but there might be an overlap between booking and when an inmate appears on the list. If you have additional questions, you can call 734-475-1368.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

You should address any mail to inmates at this address:

Inmate Name, ID Number

Special Alternative Incarceration Facility

18901 Waterloo Road, Chelsea, MI, 48118

You can include photographs in the mail as long as they are 4”x6” or smaller in size and do not contain nudity or sexual images. You can arrange for books and magazines to be sent directly to the inmate from the publisher; do not send these items yourself as they will be rejected during intake at the Special Alternative Incarceration Facility. Assume that all mail will be inspected for contraband prior to delivery to the inmate.

Sending Money

The easiest way to send money is probably to end money to an inmate through JPay at a kiosk in the Special Alternative Incarceration Facility lobby. You can also send money to an inmate through Access Corrections online. Payment should be made by using a MasterCard or Visa debit. You also have the option of making a payment over the phone at 734-475-1368.

Phone calls

Most jails and prisons in Michigan use the same system for inmate phone calls. While inmates at the Special Alternative Incarceration Facility cannot receive incoming calls, you can setup an account if you want to receive prepaid from your inmate. It is easy to set up an account online, and you can add money to an inmate’s phone account here as well. You can call 734-475-1368 if you need assistance in setting up an account.


Before visiting, you need to get on the approved visitors list. To inquire about getting approved for a visit, call 734-475-1368.

Here is a list of visitation guidelines you must follow during your visit.

Visiting Hours

Saturday — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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