Parnall Correctional Facility – Michigan

Looking for someone in prison at Parnall Correctional Facility? Parnall Correctional Facility is a state correctional facility in the state prison system in Michigan. This page tells you info about everything one might want to know about Parnall Correctional Facility: How to do a prison inmate search. Visiting an inmate at this prison The prisons’s phone number and address. Sending money and mail. And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Parnall Correctional Facility
Year Opened: 1926
Type: Males
State: Michigan
County: Jackson County
DOC: Michigan Department of Corrections
Security Level: Level I
Warden Name: Debra Scutt

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Contact Information

In this section you will find the street address and mailing address for Parnall Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a package or letter to a prisoner at Parnall Correctional Facility, and make sure to use the physical address if you want to know the actual location of Parnall Correctional Facility.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below if you are going to send something to an inmate so that you properly address the letter or package, and do the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not follow the appropriate steps, it might get sent back.

Parnall Correctional Facility
1500 Caberfae Highway
Manistee MI, 49660

Street Address / Prison location


Parnall Correctional Facility
1780 E. Parnall
Jackson MI, 49201

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you plan to visit an inmate. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below before you go to visit an inmate at Parnall Correctional Facility.

Parnall Correctional Facility
1780 E. Parnall
Jackson MI, 49201


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Phone Number

Parnall Correctional Facility prisoners don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call inmates, but, there are some times when it might be helpful to have the telephone number to Parnall Correctional Facility.

Parnall Correctional Facility inmates are able to call out with:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t fax inmates, but there are cases when it is helpful to have the fax machine number to Parnall Correctional Facility.

Email Address

This email address is the primary email address for Parnall Correctional Facility. You won’t be able to email inmates using this email address. If you want to find out how to send an email to an inmate, read the Inmate Email information below.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate you must follow an specific procedure to make sure that the email letter is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners do not have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that are necessary to follow when mailing postal mail to a inmate. If you don’t follow the procedures then what you sent might be returned to you.

Before you proceed, read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Parnall Correctional Facility guards open and read and inspect all incoming general packages and mail. Incoming general correspondence is able to be read as frequently as necessary to keep security and safety or monitor a problem regarding a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the correct format for how you have to address a letter to a state prison inmate at Parnall Correctional Facility:

Parnall Correctional Facility
1500 Caberfae Highway
Manistee MI, 49660

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates a bank type account for inmate monies and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add funds to prisoner’s Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners funds through postal mail and must send money to the address below and follow the directions given below:

The funds must be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold period, and in this time the inmate will not get the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that don’t have appropriate prisoner information provided the envelope it was sent it has a valid return address. Cash and checks cannot be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are from time to time moved to various correctional facilities throughout Michigan, so sometimes you may have to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link below to find an Parnall Correctional Facility inmate.
Inmate Search

To find other Michigan state prisons: Michigan State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at Parnall Correctional Facility, be sure that you know this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has its own rules for prisoner visitation and these rules get changed frequently. The procedures below could be out of date when you are reading this, so make sure to also go to Parnall Correctional Facility’s website to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures all visitors sign the inmate visitors log when they enter the visitation area and upon exiting.

Identification Required

Picture identification of all visitors will be required. The best forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state picture id is OK.

For everything listed below, read the official Parnall Correctional Facility site because this information is changed frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Section about Parnall Correctional Facility records coming.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Section about Parnall Correctional Facility death row coming.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


More information about Michigan parole coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about getting released from Parnall Correctional Facility will be posted ASAP.

Inmate Programs

The facility offers academic and vocational programming, as well as religious and self-improvement programs. SMT is an in-reach facility for the Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative (MPRI) for the Jackson region

Prisoners are provided on-site medical, dental and psychological treatment. More serious cases are treated at Duane L. Waters Hospital.

A variety of work assignments are offered within the facility; as well as jobs in the Michigan State Industries, including meat processing, creamery, textile, metal furniture, shoe factory, sign shop.

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Prison Life

Information about prison life coming.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Parnall Correctional Facility news to be added later.


A photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Parnall Correctional Facility
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Parnall Correctional Facility.

If you have any photos of Parnall Correctional Facility that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a prison? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, go to:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Section about Parnall Correctional Facility inmate family resources to be added later.


A section with the history of Parnall Correctional Facility will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Parnall Correctional Facility inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other Michigan State Prisons: Michigan State Prisons

Parnall Correctional Facility Links

The official website:

Michigan Department of Corrections Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Parnall Correctional Facility

Have you ever been an inmate in Parnall Correctional Facility? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Parnall Correctional Facility?

If so, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your prison experience so that others can learn what to expect.

Things you can put in what you write:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison facility and layout
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are a prisoner here, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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  1. Betty A. says:

    To Whom it may concern: I’m writing in regards to your store or commissary Why AREN’T inmates getting their scheduled store? I feel its terrible that guards can take their any day to deliver a inmates store . Why is this? some inmates wait for store because of transfers, but when I know store is there and its not getting deliverd or a call out to pick it up “THAT A GUARD MESSING WITH PEOPLE AND HE SHOULD NOT BE IN HIS EMPLOYMENT AS IS> A PERSON HEARS THESE SITUTIONS ALL THE TIME. please check into this situation. Thank You

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