Cooper Street Correctional Facility (JCS)

Cooper Street Correctional Facility 

Jackson County 

Jackson County 

A/Warden Michelle Floyd                      3100 Cooper St.
Jackson, MI 49201

Current jobs 

TELEPHONE: (517) 780-6175 OPENED: 1997
Males, 18 and older


This facility is the former Michigan Parole Camp in Jackson and is located across the street from the old State Prison of Southern Michigan.  It was expanded, with an increase in security and capacity (1752 beds), to create a Secure Level I prison which opened in July of 1997.

Cooper Street also serves as a release facility for prisoners who are about to parole, discharge, or transfer to community center placement.

The facility is an active member of the Department's Community Liaison Committee in the Jackson County area and maintains open lines of communication between the community and prison administration.


Academic programming includes Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Education Degree (GED), higher education development and degrees from Jackson College, MSU Inside/Out Program and U of M Programming. Various religious organizations are available through outside volunteer’s assistance and inhouse chaplain. Other community organizations include PAWS for a cause, Chance for Life, JCS Garden Program, Veterans, and Men of Merit. JCS offers the MDOC core evidence-based programming such as Advance Substance Abuse Treatment, MIVPP, Employment Readiness, Pre-Release, Michigan Sex Offender Program (MSOP), Violence Prevention Program (VPP), and Thinking for a change. Cooper Street Correctional Facility is designated as the In-Reach Facility for offenders who have been granted a P-70 parole that are returning to region 8: Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties.                                 

Routine medical and dental services are provided on site. Serious medical problems may be treated at either Duane L. Waters Health Center or Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital. 

As a Secure Level I facility, JCS has two high chain-link fences, rolls of razor ribbon wire, a perimeter detection system, and an armed perimeter security vehicle (ARV) patrolling the outside grounds.  There is also an alert response vehicle available for backup to the ARV if necessary.