Gus Harrison Correctional Facility (ARF)
Warden Sherman Campbell 2727 East Beecher St.
Adrian, MI 49221
Telephone: (517) 265-3900
Age Limit: Males, 18 and older
Security Levels: I, II and IV
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.
The facility operates a dog program with Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI). The dogs are trained at the facility and once they have completed the program, ADAI places the dog in a hom to serve as a service companion. The facility can train up to 20 dogs at one time.
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, MiDVP (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.
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.
Visitor Processing: Visitors may arrive up to 30 minutes prior to visiting hours but will not be processed until visiting hours begin. Visitors may use the restroom and store their personal items in the visitor lockers at this time. Please note that cellular devices are not permitted inside of the facility. Visitors may not wait in their vehicles on state grounds. All vehicle windows and doors must be secured. Visitors must comply with dress codes and remove prohibited personal items before entering the gates. For information regarding dress codes, click here (link please)
Visitor Lockers: Please plan to bring $0.25 to be used as a deposit for storing your personal items in our lockers. Cell phones, cameras and other recording devices are not allowed inside of the facility and should remain locked in your vehicle. Other personal items, such as a purse, wallet or keys can be secured in a locker. For a list of prohibited items, click here (link please)
Photo Tickets: Visitors may purchase photo tickets for $2.50 (on prepaid card) in the visiting room. These photos may be taken home by the visitor or remain with the prisoner. All photographs taken of prisoners will be supervised by the staff and approved by staff prior to distribution to the prisoner or visitor. All photographs will be limited to one prisoner per photograph. All persons in photographs must be completely clothes, i.e. no shirtless pictures.
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.