G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility – Michigan

Do you know someone incarcerated at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility?  G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility is a state prison in the Michigan state prison system.  This guide gives you info about anything you might want to know about G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility,like:  Learn how to locate an inmate.  Visiting an inmate here.  The address and phone number at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility  Mailing or sending money to an inmate at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility.  And much much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility
Year Opened: 1985
Type: Males
State: Michigan
County: Jackson County.
DOC: Michigan Department of Corrections
Security Level: I, Secure Level I, II and IV
Warden Name: Debra Scutt

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Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to someone at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility, and be sure to use the physical address if you want to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to mail something to someone in prison so that you correctly address the letter or package, and follow the correct protocol for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the appropriate directions, it might get sent back.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility
3855 Cooper Street 
Jackson MI, 49201

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility
3500 N. Elm Road 
Jackson MI, 49201

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (517) 780-5000
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


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Use the street address if you are going to visit a prisoner. Be sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections below before you try to visit an inmate at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility.

G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility
3500 N. Elm Road 
Jackson MI, 49201

Directions

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Phone Number

State prison inmates don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call inmates, however, there are cases when it might be helpful to have the telephone number to G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility.
(517) 780-5000

Inmates may be able to call out with:

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

Fax Number

G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility prisoners don’t have faxes, so you won’t get to fax a letter to an inmate, but there are cases when it may be necessary to know the fax number to G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility.

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for the facility. You can’t reach individuals at this address. If you need to email an inmate, check out the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility you must follow an exact procedure to ensure that the message gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners can’t access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you have to follow when sending mail to a inmate. If you do not then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

before you send a letter or package, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison staff will open and inspect all received general mail. Received general postal correspondence can be read as frequently as necessary to keep safety and security or watch problems regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you need to address a package or letter to a state prison inmate at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility
3855 Cooper Street 
Jackson MI, 49201

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary which was started to provide prisoners a bank-like account for inmate funds and for buying things not issued to inmates by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can add funds to prisoner’s Commissary accounts with the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can choose to send prisoners funds by way of postal mail and must send it to this address and follow the steps provided below:

The deposit must be in a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold, and during this period the inmate will not have access to the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that do not have correct prisoner information if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be accepted for deposit so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prisoners are often changed to different prison facilities in the state, so sometimes you may have to look up the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to look up an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Michigan state prisons: Michigan State Prisons

Michigan Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you go to visit an inmate at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility, make sure you be aware of this information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each Michigan prison has its own policies for inmate visitation and these rules are changed frequently. The rules discussed here may be changed since this was written, so make sure to also check G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility’s website to find the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer ensures each visitor signs the inmate visitors log upon entering the visitation area and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Positive picture ID of all visitors is required. The best forms of identification are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; however, a state photo ID is acceptable.

For all of the things listed below, check the official prison facility website as this info changes often:

  • 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

Information about G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility records will be posted ASAP.

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

Information about G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility death row to be added later.

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

Parole

Details about Michigan parole procedures 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.

Release

More information about release procedures for G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility coming.

Inmate Programs

Academic programming includes Adult Basic Education, General Education Development preparation, Special Education and several vocational training programs.

Routine medical and dental care are provided on site. Serious medical problems are treated at the department’s Duane L. Waters Health Care.

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Prison Life

Information about what life is like at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility coming soon.

  • 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.

News

A section on news at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility will be posted ASAP.

Photos

A photo section will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a prison job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison in your previous job?

If so, go to: G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility Jobs

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Website

The official website: G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility 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:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have 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

Details about resources for family members of inmates at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility coming soon.

History

A section with the history of G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous G. Robert Cotton 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.

Links

Information About Other Michigan State Prisons: Michigan State Prisons

G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility Links

The official website: G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility Website
G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility Jobs

Michigan Department of Corrections Links

Michigan Department of Corrections Main Website
Michigan Department of Corrections Prison Directory
Michigan Department of Corrections Prison Map
Michigan Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
Michigan Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Michigan Department of Corrections Most Wanted

Michigan Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Michigan State Prison Inmate
JPay Services for Michigan State Prison Inmates
Sending Mail to Michigan State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Michigan State Prison Inmates
Michigan State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility

Have you ever been incarcerated at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your prison experience so that other people will know what to expect.

What to write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gang activity
  • Programs and activities

If you are a prisoner at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


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