Detroit Detention Center

The Detroit Detention Center is a detention center that operates as the central lockup for the city of Detroit. It is staffed by members of the Detroit Police Department, as well as employees of the Michigan Department of Corrections. This facility can hold up to 200 detainees, and it is adjacent to the Detroit Reentry Center. 

Before the Detroit Detention Center was turned into an inter-agency collaboration between the Detroit PD and the MDOC in 2013, it was previously known as the Mound Correctional Facility.

The DDC holds all pre-arraigned detainees 17 years of age or older in the City of Detroit for up to 72 hours. The detainees at the DDC are booked, and fingerprinted by MDOC employees and are arraigned by either the 36th District Court or the 34th District Court.

The Detroit Detention Center currently uses two of the buildings located on the premises. Building 100 is used as the Administrative Building for DDC administrative staff and Building 500 is used for holding detainees. Building 100 is also used by the Detroit Police Department for initial arrestee intake, suspect interviews, line-ups, and other detective duties. Department policies that apply to prisoners do not apply to the detainees at the DDC. 

However, Department policies which govern personnel matters, custody and security measures, use of force, physical plant requirements, and other non-prisoner related matters apply unless specifically exempted by the CFA Deputy Director or designee.

The perimeter includes a double fence, electronic detection systems, razor-ribbon wire and a patrol vehicle.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

There are no visiting hours at Detroit Detention Center because the inmates are pretrial detainees.

Physical Address

Detroit Detention Center
17601 Mound Road
Detroit, MI 48212

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Detroit Detention Center
17601 Mound Road
Detroit, MI 48212

When you send mail to a prisoner at Detroit Detention Center using the US mail system, the envelope must include the address of the facility as well as the offender’s name and MDOC number. If you do not know this information, you can search the OTIS Database, located on the MDOC’s website (

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Detroit Detention Center can’t receive incoming calls, but they do have access to phones and are allowed to make monitored outgoing calls during approved hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Michigan, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can send money to an inmate at Detroit Detention Center via the GTL ConnectNetwork with their Trust Fund service. 

After creating a ConnectNetwork account and selecting Detroit Detention Center and your inmate to add to your account, you can deposit money into his Trust Fund (commissary) account at any time. Deposit amounts vary, but the most common denominations are between $10 and $100. All funds appear on the inmate’s account quickly, efficiently, and accurately.

While using this website is the easiest and fastest way to make a Trust Fund deposit, there are several different payment options available. Note: all Trust Fund deposits are final; there are no refunds issued.

Programs For Inmates

There are no programs for inmates at Detroit Detention Center.

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Careers at Detroit Detention Center

If you are interested in a career with the Michigan Department of Corrections at the Detroit Detention Center, you can find job listings by clicking here.