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MI DOC - Charles Egeler Reception & Guidance Center (RGC)

State Prison

Last Updated: November 08, 2021
Address
3855 Cooper St, Jackson, MI 49201-7547
Beds
122
County
Jackson
Phone
517-780-5600

Egeler Reception Center is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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MI DOC - Charles Egeler Reception & Guidance Center (RGC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 517-780-5600

The inmates housed at Egeler Reception Center located at 3855 Cooper St in Jackson, MI are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

The Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center (RGC) serves as a quarantine facility responsible for intake processing of all male offenders who are adjudicated adults sentenced to a term of incarceration with the Michigan Department of Corrections. Prisoners with new commitments, parole violators, and youthful offenders are received at RGC for assessments, screening and classification prior to their placement in general population prisons throughout the agency. RGC sits on 53 acres and also houses the 152-bed Duane L. Waters Health Center. RGC, along with the Parnall Correctional Facility, was carved out of the old State Prison of Southern Michigan (SPSM).

The Reception and Guidance Center contains three separate units: RGC Main Complex houses quarantine prisoners pending completion of their reception center processing; C Unit houses minimum-security prisoners primarily with medical issues; and Duane L. Waters Health Center provides medical services to male and female prisoners throughout the Michigan Department of Corrections and includes telemedicine support services, inpatient care and outpatient treatment.

Michigan State Prison or Jackson State Prison, which opened in 1839, was the first prison in Michigan. After 150 years, the prison was divided, starting in 1988, into four distinct prisons, still in Jackson along with the Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center, the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility where inmates can finish their general education the Cooper Street Correctional Facility which is the common point of processing for all-male state prisoners sentenced to any Michigan prison; and the Parnall Correctional Facility which is the common point for processing of all-male state prisoners about to discharge, parole, or enter a community center or the camp program.

Intake Processing - Prisoners receive a variety of psychological, medical, educational and security classification evaluations upon arrival at RGC.Prisoners are all medically screened by professionally trained correctional health care staff during the intake process. Prisoners are subjected to twelve days of intake processing prior to being classified for transfer to a general population facility capable of meeting their medical, program and security needs. The average length of stay at RGC is 30 to 45 days. Prisoners with significant medical needs or prisoners involved in parole revocation hearings are held at the facility until their medical or due process concerns are resolved.

Security - The perimeter of the facility is protected by a double chain link fence equipped with a non-lethal stun fence, RB Tech and concertina wire. A perimeter security vehicle is utilized for security reasons when necessary.

AGE LIMIT: Males, 18 and older

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Covid Visitation Information

The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) will cease in-person visiting inmates effective immediately for the safety of staff, prisoners, and the public. This will also include outside volunteers and other tours and groups who routinely come into the prisons.

OCTOBER 9, 2020: THE MDOC IS MOVING FORWARD WITH PLANS TO PILOT VIDEO VISITATION AT SEVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES STATEWIDE

The MDOC’s Video Visitation Pilot began on October 9, 2020 with online scheduling of video visits at Parnall Correctional Facility (SMT).
The pilot roll out continues, and visitors on the Approved Visitor List of a prisoner housed at the locations listed below will be able to request a video visit.
The basic steps that an Approved Visitor should follow can be found here.

Video Visiting Standards can be found here.

MDOC Pilot Facility Pilot Vendor Online Scheduling Began First Video Visits Parnall Correctional (SMT) GTL 10/9/2020 10/12/2020 G. Robert Cotton Correctional (JCF) GTL 10/13/2020 10/19/2020 Duane Waters Health Center (DWH) GTL 10/16/2020 10/19/2020 Chippewa Correctional (URF) GTL 10/26/2020 10/29/2020 Ionia Correctional Facility (ICF) GTL 12/15/2020 12/18/2020 Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility (MTU) GTL 12/15/2020 12/18/2020 Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility (WHV) GTL 11/9/2020 11/12/2020 Lakeland Correctional Facility (LCF) GTL TBD TBD

Visitation Information

Michigan DOC - Charles Egeler Reception & Guidance Center (RGC) - Visitation

Visiting Hours

Monday, Thursday and Friday are 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Weekend visits are according to an odd/even schedule, based on the last digit of the prisoner's number.
If the number ends in an odd digit that prisoner may have visitation only on the odd dated weekend day.

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