Detroit Reentry Center

The Detroit Reentry Center is located on the east side of Detroit on 39 acres, off Ryan Road. It was formerly known as Ryan Correctional Facility. The facility is unique in Michigan because it houses three distinct populationsー prisoners, probationers, and parolees who have been returned from the community for alleged violations of parole conditions.  

Detroit Reentry Center also houses male prisoners committed to the Department of Corrections who require long-term dialysis treatment, which is provided onsite.

The land was previously used by Daimler Chrysler AG to store automobiles. The facility contains buildings for housing, programs, food services, a health clinic, dialysis unit, administrative offices, warehouse storage, and security. The prison has a small segregation unit and is separated from the surrounding area by a six-foot landscaped berm with evergreen and deciduous trees.

This facility can house a maximum of 879 inmates, both male and female.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Regular Visiting Hours at Detroit Reentry Center are as follows:

Level II

Monday and Friday                2:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday                                  9:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday                                     2:30pm to 8:30pm


Thursday                                8:30am to 10:30am
Thursday                                11:30am to 1:30pm (appointment only)

Eligible Parolees & Probationers

Thursday                                2:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday                                 2:30pm to 8:30pm
Sunday                                    9:00am to 1:00pm

State Recognized Holiday Visiting Hours:

  • Segregation 8:00am to 10:00am
  • Level Two Prisoners 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • RSAT Parolees 2:30pm to 8:30pm

Visitors are allowed on grounds beginning at 2:15 p.m. during the week,  8:45 a.m. on the weekend, and 15 minutes before the respective holiday visiting periods on holidays. Visitors are allowed in the lobby beginning at 2:20 p.m. during the week and 8:50 a.m. on the weekend. Visits will not be processed later than 30 minutes prior to the end of visiting hours. 

General Visiting Rules

Anyone who wishes to visit an inmate must be placed on their visiting list, and they also must complete a Visiting Application to request approval to visit. The Visiting Application must be submitted in advance to allow for review of the Application.

Cell phones, pagers, cameras, and other electronic devices are not allowed in the building. They must be left in your locked vehicle, or if a locked vehicle is not available for this use, they may be locked in the visitors’ lockers, but must be turned off. 

Visitors may enter the lobby at the above listed times, but visits will not be processed until visiting hours begin. All visitors must comply with the standard dress code.   

Only certain items are allowed inside the facility. Examples include a locker key, I.D., visitor pass, etc. Visitors must ensure that prohibited personal items are properly stored before entering the gates.

Vending Machines: Change machines are available in the lobby for your convenience. Change may be used to purchase food from the visiting room vending machines. No paper currency or credit/debit cards are allowed in the facility.

Photographs: Visitors may purchase photo tickets for $2.50 per ticket via the vending machine in the lobby. All photos will be taken under staff supervision, and all photographs will be approved by staff before they are distributed to the offender or visitor.

Dress Code

  • Visitors must be fully dressed in clean clothes that do not have holes
  • Undergarments must be worn including underpants/panties; adult females must wear a brassiere. 
  • Clothing which exposes excessive skin (e.g., abdomen, breast, chest, back, thigh, etc.) is prohibited. This clothing includes, but is not limited to, see-through clothing, tube/halter tops, and shorts or skirts/dresses that are more than 3” above the knee. 
  • A visitor who is fourteen years of age or younger must be attired in clothing which covers his/her body from the base of the neck to the top of the knees. T-Shirt and shorts/trousers are acceptable, but a sundress is not acceptable. 
  • Clothing which exposes undergarments is prohibited. 
  • Extreme form-fitting clothing, including but not limited to yoga pants, running tights, jeggings, unitards, etc. may not be worn as outer garments. 
  • Clothing which displays words, symbols, gestures, or pictures that may be perceived as obscene or inflammatory are prohibited. 
  • Outer garments such as shawls/ponchos, lightweight coats/jackets (including denim and jogging suit jackets), winter coats/jackets, shrugs, vests, headgear, gloves, or outer boots that slip over a shoe are not allowed in the visiting room. Blazers, suit coats, and sweaters are permissible. Note: Hooded garments are prohibited. 
  • Visitors are permitted to wear religious clothing and headgear (e.g., Hijab, yarmulke, turban, habit, etc.), into the visiting room; they are subject to search and inspection. It may be necessary for MDOC staff to search/inspect these items at any time during the visiting process. 
  • Footwear must be worn at all times. 
  • Jewelry worn by visitors will be itemized on entry and on leaving the visiting area. Jewelry is limited to no more than ten pieces. Note: Jewelry which includes an open compartment or space designed to contain photographs, hair, ashes, etc. is prohibited (e.g., lockets, rings, charms, vials, etc.). 

Also prohibited are watches, including electronic wristbands, pendants, eyeglasses, and other similar items containing a camera, GPS, wireless, or electronic functions. 

Physical Address

Detroit Reentry Center
17600 Ryan Road
Detroit, MI 48212

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General Phone Number

​(313) 368-3200

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Detroit Reentry Center
17600 Ryan Road
Detroit, MI 48212

When writing to a prisoner at Detroit Reentry 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 (

FFP Program

The FFP Program is a Department-approved customized package program that allows family members and others to send authorized items to prisoners while safeguarding against the introduction of contraband.  

There is a limit of $100, not including tax and shipping, per FFP order placed.  Only one FFP order may be placed by or for a prisoner per quarter (i.e., Jan-Mar; Apr-Jun; Jul-Sep; Oct-Dec). Only the first order placed by or for a prisoner each quarter will be processed, regardless of who placed the order or the value of the order.

For additional information about this program, visit the FFP website at

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Detroit Reentry 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 Reentry Center via the GTL ConnectNetwork with their Trust Fund service. 

After creating a ConnectNetwork account and selecting Detroit Reentry 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

The programs offered at the Detroit Reentry Center are the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT), Advanced Substance Abuse Treatment (ASAT), Thinking for a Change (T4C), Bridges (domestic violence program), and Intensive Detention Reentry Program (IDRP). 

GED programming is also offered to prisoners, parolees, and probationers. Health care is provided at the prison, or at the Duane L. Waters Health Care in Jackson or local hospitals in the event of emergencies.  

Residential Treatment Program

The Residential Treatment Program (RTP) is the recommended level of care for seriously mentally ill prisoners who continue to demonstrate significant impairments in social skills as well as a limited ability to participate independently in activities of daily living. These individuals cannot function adequately in the general population without significant supports and modified behavioral expectations. Prisoners participating in the RTP program are housed in specialized units that provide on-site care from a multidisciplinary team consisting of a psychiatrist, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and a variety of specialized therapists.

The RTP is based on a bio-psychosocial rehabilitation model. Central to this model is the expectation that seriously mentally ill individuals cannot be successfully treated solely with psychotropic medications. Therefore, the primary treatment focus of the RTP is provision of those skills necessary to enable prisoners to function independently within the general prison population or in the community following parole release or discharge. Group therapy is the primary focus of treatment, providing RTP prisoners with a wide range of groups including, but not limited to: physical activity groups, Dual Diagnosis, Dialectical Based Training and cognitive restructuring.

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Careers at Detroit Reentry Center

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