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Gus Harrison Correctional Facility (ARF)

Administration building at Gus Harrison Correctional Facility

Gus Harrison Correctional Facility (ARF)

Lenawee County


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

Telephone: 517-265-3900
Open: 1991
Gender/Age Limit: Males, 18 and older
Security Levels: I, II, IV
Prisoner Capacity: 2,362
Number of Employees: 500

General


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 The Ability Center’s Assistance Dogs Program. The dogs are trained at the facility and once they have completed the program, they are placed in a home to serve as a service companion. The facility can train up to 20 dogs at one time.

Programming


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. 

Security


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.