Parnall Correctional Facility

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Parnall Correctional Facility
Location1780 E Parnall Road
Jackson, Michigan
Security classminimum
Managed byMichigan Department of Corrections

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

The facility's buildings were first opened in 1926. Present-day Parnall 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, Parnell and three other components remain open:


  1. ^ "Parnall Correctional Facility". Michigan Department of Corrections. Retrieved 10 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′29″N 84°23′26″W / 42.291275°N 84.390635°W / 42.291275; -84.390635