Who We Are
This facility is the former Michigan Parole Camp in Jackson, and is located across the street from the old State Prison of Southern Michigan. It was expanded, with an increase in security, to create a Secure Level I prison which opened in July of 1997.
Cooper Street also serves as a centralised staging point for prisoners transferring to the Camp Program and as a release facility for prisoners who are about to parole, discharge, or transfer to community centre placement.
Types Of Activity
Various religious activities, work assignments, self-improvement programs (i.e., group therapy, group counselling, Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous), and leisure time activities (i.e., recreation programs and prisoner organisations), are also available. The facility operates as a Drug Treatment Prison, as well as a state-wide Michigan Prisoner Re-entry Initiative program site.