G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility (JCF)

G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility 

Jackson County 

Jackson County 

Warden Shawn Brewer
3500 N. Elm Road
Jackson, MI 49201

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TELEPHONE: (517) 780-5000 OPENED: 1985
AGE LIMIT: Males, 18 and older
SECURITY LEVELS: I, Secure Level I, II and IV

The G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility sits on 114 acres and is located northwest of the intersection of Elm Road and I-94 in Jackson County.

The prison is a combination of pole barns, which have weatherized buildings, sealed concrete flooring and plaster-board walls, and other buildings that are brick, mortar, steel and glass.


Academic programming includes Adult Basic Education, General Education Development preparation, Special Education and several vocational training programs.

Routine medical and dental care is provided on site. Serious medical problems are treated at the department's Duane L. Waters Health Care.


Security includes three 12-foot fences, rolls of razor-ribbon wire, two perimeter towers, an acoustic sensing system and an electronic detection system. A patrol road surrounds the perimeter of the facility, and a vehicle responds to all detection system alarms. Surveillance camera systems are located throughout the facility.