G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility

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G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility
Location3500 N Elm Avenue
Jackson, Michigan
Security classmixed
Managed byMichigan Department of Corrections

The G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility is a state prison for men located in Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, owned and operated by the Michigan Department of Corrections.[1]

This facility dates from 1985. Cotton, which is an inmate educational facility, is one portion of the former Michigan State Prison, described as the largest walled prison in the world as late as 1981, when it was rocked by extensive, damaging riots. [2] The prison was divided in 1988 into smaller institutions. As of 2016, Cotton and three other components remain open:


  1. ^ "G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility". Michigan Department of Corrections. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Largest Walled Prison "Totally Locked Down"". Washington PA Observer-Reporter. Associated Press. 28 May 1981. Retrieved 10 August 2016.

Coordinates: 42°17′18″N 84°23′16″W / 42.288383°N 84.387717°W / 42.288383; -84.387717