How To Connect With A Parnall Correctional Facility Inmate

Connect With an Inmate How To Connect With A Parnall Correctional Facility Inmate

How To Connect With A Parnall Correctional Facility Inmate

If you have a friend or family member who is in the Parnall Correctional Facility, you're sure to want to be able to contact them. Located in Jackson, Michigan, you may not know how to best contact people inside the facility.

Parnall was originally a part of the former Michigan State Prison, but it was divided in 1988 into several institutions. Males the age of 18 or older may be sentenced to this minimum-security facility when convicted of a crime.

DoNotPay can help you learn how to begin writing a prisoner. It is important for maintaining contact and may be helpful if you ever choose to visit your loved one.

Parnall Correctional Facility Contact Information

The Parnall Correctional Facility is a minimum-security prison for men 18 and older. It was established in 1926 and has a large operating capacity of 1,696 inmates. Since it is a minimum-security prison, visitation and contact with inmates are relatively easy. However, it is still a secured facility, so there may be plenty of guidelines for gaining access to your friend or relative that is incarcerated there.

If you need information about the facility, you have the option to contact Parnall Correctional Facility at:

Physical Address1780 East Parnall Rd Jackson, MI 49201
Phone Number517-780-6004
WardenDave Shaver
General EmailN/A

How to Contact Inmates at the Parnall Correctional Facility

The Parnall Correctional Facility allows for a few different ways to get in contact with people who are incarcerated.


To be able to have a phone call with an inmate in the Parnall Correctional Facility, you will have to wait for that inmate to call you first. Calls cannot be placed from the outside of the prison to someone inside. Once the call has been connected, expect the need to give credit card information so that you may be charged for the phone call.


Mail can be sent to a person in the facility by writing to the address listed above. All envelopes must include the inmate's name and MDOC number on it, and all letters coming in are subject to search.

In-Person Visits

To schedule a visit, you must apply at least 72 hours in advance of the day you want to come in. Visitation hours are Monday to Friday, from 2:00 PM to 8:30 PM, or Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM, and can only be scheduled for two hours at a time.

Arrive a short time earlier than expected, since there are different things you may have to do before going in for the visit. This is just for ensuring the continued security of the prison.

  • Searches of property
  • Searches of person
  • Signing paperwork
  • Showing proof of identity

Video Visitation

Video visitation is going to be better and easier for those who live farther away from the prison. This process can be simple, but costs money and requires an internet connection to do.

If you want to complete a video visitation with a loved one in prison, you must make sure you are set up with the correct accounts and payment to do so.

  1. Visit the GTL visitor website and create an account.
  2. Once the account is approved, video visits can be requested.
  3. Each video visit lasts for 20 minutes at a cost of $3.20, paid in advance.

How to Send Money to a Parnall Correctional Facility Inmate

You can send money for an inmate to use in the store by using the GTL Connect Network, using their trust fund services. With this method, you must create an account then select the facility name and inmate of your choosing.

After the money has been sent to an inmate, you may not request a refund at any time. So it's important to ensure that you send the money properly or you may end up wasting your money.

Get in Touch With the Help of DoNotPay

Using DoNotPay is the fastest and easiest solution to making sure you find your loved one who has been incarcerated. Using their Connect with an Inmate feature, you can get in contact simply by providing an ID or Booking number, along with the name of the prison and unit they are located in.

How to Use DoNotPay

  1. Locate the Connect with an Inmate service on DoNotPay.


  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.


  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.


  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.


  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!


DoNotPay Can Do So Much More

Just because you have DoNotPay help you to get into contact with a loved one, doesn't mean you can't use them for other things. DoNotPay prides itself in being able to assist during many situations that you may face every day.

For simple and comprehensive help, please contact us to get a hold of your loved one today.

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