Gus Harrison Correctional Facility (ARF)

Gus Harrison Correctional Facility

Lenawee County

Lenawee County

Warden Sherman Campbell                      
2727 East Beecher St.
Adrian, MI 49221



TELEPHONE: (517) 265-3900
OPENED: 1991
AGE LIMIT: Males, 18 and older


The Gus Harrison Correctional Facility is named after the department’s first director.  It is a multi-security prison on the eastern border of the city of Adrian.  The facility consists of 14 housing units and can house 2,362 prisoners.



Academic programs offer a range of educational opportunities including General Education Development, Special Education courses for prisoners with learning disabilities, and College courses. Vocational training is available in Optical, Culinary Arts and License Plate Production.

Other programs include Substance Abuse, BRIDGES (Domestic Violence Prevention), Violence Prevention Program, a cognitive restructuring effort called Thinking for a Change, Employment Readiness/Pre-Release, English as a second language and general and law library services. Prisoners can also participate in a program to train service dogs and therapy dogs.

The prison offers group counseling and religious services. For prisoners with mental health problems, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers are available.  An outpatient mental health team provides additional therapy. Referrals to outside medical facilities are made when necessary.

Prisoners are provided on-site routine medical and dental care.  Serious problems are treated at the department’s Duane L. Waters Healthcare in Jackson. Emergencies are referred to a local hospital. 


The Gus Harrison Correctional Facility protects its perimeter with double chain-link fences, buffer fences, razor-ribbon wire, electronic detection systems, video surveillance, two gun towers and patrol vehicles.