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
Security classLevels I, II, and IV
Opened1991 (1991)
Managed byMichigan Department of Corrections
WardenPaul Klee
Street address2727 East Beecher Street
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.


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]


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


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]


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]


  1. ^ a b c d "Gus Harrison Correctional Facility (ARF)". Michigan Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2015-07-30.
  2. ^ "Prison Directory". Michigan Department of Corrections. Retrieved 2015-07-30.
  3. ^ a b "State fines Gus Harrison Correctional Facility after officer's COVID-19 death". 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 open access
  5. ^ Hanlon, Greg (April 3, 2014). "Sins of the Preacher: How Chad Curtis went from hero to convict". Retrieved April 8, 2014.

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