Easterling Correctional Facility became operational on March 3, 1990 with a capacity for 600 general population inmates and 52 segregation inmates. Located approximately 2.5 miles southeast of Clio on Highway 10. The facility sits on a 200-acre lot with approximately 30 acres inside the fence. The campus-style complex was designed to house medium custody inmates.
Easterling has a dorm dedicated to drug treatment for inmates who have a history of substance abuse. A staff of drug counselors manages approximately 170 inmates involved in the program, including aftercare.
Easterling also provides vocational and educational programs for inmates through Sparks State Technical College. Approximately 225 inmates participate in improving themselves through literacy or GED classes, or in trades such as drafting, industrial electricity, cabinet making, plumbing, or brick masonry.