FIRST - Michigan State Prison - Jackson, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bobfrapples8
N 42° 15.412 W 084° 24.372
16T E 713953 N 4681554
Quick Description: The site of Michigan's first state prison which was opened in 1839 in Jackson, Michigan.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 4/30/2022 4:06:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM1643G
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:
From the State of Michigan historical marker at the prison:

This was the original site of Michigan's first state prison, approved by the legislature in 1838. A temporary wooden prison, enclosed by a fence of tamarack poles, was built on sixty acres donated for that purpose here. In 1839 the first thirty-five prisoners were received. A permanent prison was built three years later. Beginning in the 1880's under Warden H. F. Hatch a greater emphasis was placed on the education and rehabilitation of prisoners. After 1934 the inmates were housed in the new prison north of Jackson.

Famous prisoners who were incarcerated here:
Ron LeFlore - MLB player
Jack Kevorkian - Euthanasia proponent
FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location

Date of FIRST: 1/1/1839

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