Parnall Correctional Facility (SMT)

Parnall Correctional Facility 

Jackson County 

Jackson County 

Warden Melinda Braman                       1780 E. Parnall
Jackson, MI 49201


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TELEPHONE: (517) 780-6004 OPENED: 1926
AGE LIMIT: Males, 18 and older


Parnall Correctional Facility (SMT) is a minimum-security prison that houses 1696 prisoners.  Initially it was part of the former State Prison of Southern Michigan until its break up. SMT maintains 47 buildings, including 5 housing units setting on 45 acres 

The facility offers academic and vocational  programming, as well as religious and self-improvement programs. SMT is an in-reach facility for the Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative (MPRI) for the Jackson region  

Prisoners are provided on-site medical, dental and psychological treatment. More serious cases are treated at Duane L. Waters Hospital. 

A variety of work assignments are offered within the facility; as well as jobs in the Michigan State Industries, including meat processing, creamery, textile, metal furniture, shoe factory, sign shop.  


The perimeter consists of two 16-foot chain link fences with razor-ribbon wires and electron