Can anyone tell me about Camp White Lake?
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#1 Oct 15, 2008
I have a daughter who is at Camp white lake. I'd like to learn all I can about the place but the Michigan Doc gives very little information. Can anyone tell me what the resident dwellings are like..what kind of work the women have to do...and any info about the conditions at the camp? Can the women walk around without fences or bars? Do the guards wear uniforms or their own clothing? What can the women wear?
I'll take any and all informtation I can get. Thank you for your help.
#2 Nov 9, 2008
I know where it is. It is on White Lake Road between Teggerdine Rd. and Cuthbert Rd, On the south side. Chain link fence 8-10 ft with some out buildings. Thats about it.
#3 Jan 9, 2009
i drive past this place every day. i don't believe there is even a sign out front. we in white lake refer to it as the "womens prision". as far as i know it looks like its a very low security prision. i never see anyone walking around inside (there are windows but i don't believe bars, but i'm not sure). i have never seen anybody outside, milling about, unless there is a back area where they go. it is pretty small. never very many cars out front. there are two buildings. one where the "prisioners" are kept and then another big building, like maybe where they keep work vehicles and what have you. like i said, i drive by there every day, to and from work and there in never ANY kind of activity. without knowing what is going on inside the building, i would have to say that it looks low security and pretty decent.
i hope this helps.
#4 Jan 9, 2009
i also went and did a search for "camp white lake" as i'm sure you did and only came up with this:
ADW: Gerald G. Brown
8110 E. White Lake Road
White Lake, MI 48386
Region 3 Oakland County
Built in 1981 and located in the Pontiac State Recreation Area in northern Oakland County, Camp White Lake is under the administrative control of the Robert Scott Correctional Facility. Camp White Lake has a staff of 38 and a capacity of 160 prisoners. Housing female offenders, this facility offers education, Public Works and programming designed to assist the prisoner's re-entry into society.
Since: Dec 08
#5 Jan 14, 2009
There was an article about the prison in the last 6 mos. in one of the area newspapers, you could probably dig it up with a little effort.
They have a volleyball court out back and are allowed time outside, as I have seen them playing volleyball and walking around the fenced property. I have seen prisoners outside of the fenced area with a prison guard walking to and from the the maintenance building on the site. From what I understand it is a place where they hold short term prisoners(<5 yrs?), and the ones they had interviewed for the article have a positive impression of the place.(being what is)
#6 Nov 2, 2010
I have been by this location an wonder who owns it an is it for sale ?an how much could it be turned in a home? I would like any feed back its a great location the garage is great
#7 Jun 29, 2011
I resided at camp white lake,from 2008/2009,,,,
We were allowed to go outside from7:00am till9:45pm in summertime.
We wore state blues like any other prison an was given the oppertunity to buy,jogging suits to wear around the units an yard,sandles,tshirts,
We had big holiday dinners,fun holiday activities in an outside the prison,,,,,,yes it was a small prison,yard in back,small fencing,pinic tables an track,also multi purpose room which was for chow an recreational activities.
Four units,rooms1-24, each unit can hold 48 prisoners,each unit has its own shower room,3showers,3stalls,3sinks.P retty much it!!!
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