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About Hancock State Prison




·Provides housing for males eighteen years of age and older who have been convicted of serious crimes

·Academic/vocational, substance abuse, and other program services

·Medical services 16 hours per day, 4 days per week with 12 hour weekend coverage

·Vegan Diet

·Child Nutrition Program

·In-House Transitional Center


  • Nine (9) general population dormitories housing 96 inmates each
  • Two (2) segregation units with a combined total of 133 beds
  • J Unit is one (1) open bay tent housing unit housing 70 inmates
  • The Annex contains four (4) open bay dorms housing 50 inmates each.

Work Details

  • City and County contract and non-contract details
  • Institutional work details include inside and outside maintenance
  • Fire Station
  • Yard Orderlies, Barbershop, Library, Food Service, Sanitation, Laundry Operations, and Dorm Orderlies.


  • Academic:General Education Diploma, Adult Basic Education, Literacy Remedial
  • Counseling:Motivation for Change, Re-entry, Matrix Early Recovery Skills, Family Violence, MRT, Thinking for a Change, Relapse Prevention, Individual Counseling, ITC Career Center, Confronting Self. SOPP
  • Recreation:General Recreation, Intramural Sports
  • Volunteer Services:Heads-Up, AA Religious Activities: Activities: Seventh Day Adventist, Jehovah Witness, Catholic, Protestant, General Services, Jumah and Talim services weekly. Bill Glass and KAIROS ministries.
  • Vocational/OJT: Food Service, Laundry, Barber, Maintenance, Firefighting, GCI, Laundry, Grounds Maintenance, Custodial Maintenance, Career Center, and General