About Hancock State Prison

Mission:

  • 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

Housing:

  • 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.

Programs:

  • 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 Clerk