Gus Harrison Correctional Facility

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Gus Harrison Correctional Facility (ARF)
Coordinates41°53′13″N 84°00′24″W / 41.88700°N 84.00672°W / 41.88700; -84.00672Coordinates: 41°53′13″N 84°00′24″W / 41.88700°N 84.00672°W / 41.88700; -84.00672
StatusOpen
Security classLevels I, II, and IV
Opened1991 (1991)
Managed byMichigan Department of Corrections
WardenPaul Klee
Street address2727 East Beecher Street
CityAdrian
CountyLenawee
State/provinceMichigan
ZIP Code49221
CountryUnited States
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Gus Harrison Correctional Facility (ARF) is a Michigan prison, in Adrian, for adult male prisoners.

History[edit]

The prison was opened in 1991 and is named after the Michigan Department of Corrections's first director, Gus Harrison.[1]

On August 9, 2009, Parr Highway Correctional Facility was consolidated into Gus Harrison Correctional Facility.[2]

In early 2021, the facility was fined $6,300 over serious violations of Coronavirus regulations.[3] At the time 187 employees had tested positive to the virus and one had died; in addition, 1465 prisoners tested positive and seven had died.[3]

Facility[edit]

The prison has six housing units[4] used for Michigan Department of Corrections male prisoners 18 years of age and older.[1]

Security[edit]

The facility is surrounded by double fences with razor-ribbon wire and two gun towers. Electronic detection systems and patrol vehicles are also utilized to maintain perimeter security.[1]

Services[edit]

The facility offers libraries, group counseling, substance-abuse treatment, and education programs. Onsite medical and dental care is supplemented by local hospitals and the Duane L. Waters Hospital in Jackson, Michigan.[1]

Notable inmates[edit]

  • Chad Curtis, former major league baseball player convicted of sexual assault against three girl high school students.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Gus Harrison Correctional Facility (ARF)". michigan.gov. Michigan Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2015-07-30.
  2. ^ "Prison Directory". michigan.gov. Michigan Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2015-07-30.
  3. ^ a b "State fines Gus Harrison Correctional Facility after officer's COVID-19 death". Lenconnect.com. 26 February 2021. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Fifteen prison guards injured trying to stop lunchtime fight". The Gettysburg Times. Associated Press. August 15, 1995. Retrieved 2015-07-30 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  5. ^ Hanlon, Greg (April 3, 2014). "Sins of the Preacher: How Chad Curtis went from hero to convict". SportsonEarth.com. Retrieved April 8, 2014.

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