Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility

2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new crearture: the old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Who We Are

The Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility, named after the prison's first warden, is a facility for male offenders who are, on average, younger than most other prisoners.

Our Vision

Six vocational courses are offered: building trades, machine shop, welding, horticulture, auto mechanics and auto body reconditioning. Adult Basic Education and General Education Development completion are offered.

Religious services, counseling and psychotherapy and other programs are offered. Job skills, life skills, and pre-vocational counseling are also offered, as well as a program for anger control.

Types Of Activity

Prisoners are provided on-site routine medical and dental care. Serious problems are treated at the department's Duane L. Waters Hospital in Jackson, and emergencies can be referred to a local hospital.


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