Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility

The Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility is a mixed-custody Michigan state prison for female inmates that is located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. This facility can house approximately 2,400 inmates.

The Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility serves as the only prison in Michigan which houses females. It provides all reception center processing which includes thirteen housing units for general population prisoners in level I, II, and IV, Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT), Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI), Residential Treatment Program (RTP), Acute Care, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Infirmary and Detention.

Women's Huron Valley services include personnel, prisoner records, business office, maintenance operations, warehouse operations, and houses Correctional Mental Health Programs Administration and the Washtenaw County Parole office.

The facility has two perimeter security fences with electronic detection systems. Security cameras are located throughout the facility and perimeter. Vehicles with armed personnel patrol the perimeter.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting Hours at Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility are as follows:

Level IV:
Wednesday                 2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday                           8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday                      8:00 am – 10:30 am

Levels I & II:
Sunday                        8:00 am – 8:30 pm
Monday                       2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday                      8:30 am – 8:30 pm
Wednesday                8:30 am – 1: 00 pm
Thursday                    8:30 am – 8:30 pm
Friday                          2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday                     12:00 noon – 8:30 pm

Acute Care & Infirmary:
Monday                       9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Friday                          8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday                     8:00 am – 10:30 am

Monday                      9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Unit Emmett B GP & DBT:
Monday                     9:00 am – 1:30 pm

General Visiting Rules

If you would like to visit an inmate at Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility, the first step is to complete a Visiting Application to request approval. You must submit the Visiting Application before your visit to allow for review of the Application, and your inmate must also place you on their visitor list.

You will be subject to a search by officers when you arrive for your visit. Anyone who fails to clear the metal detector after two attempts will be screened by use of a handheld metal detector. The facility will also use the black light hand marking system. The black light will be used to check visitors’ hand marking when they exit the visiting room. 

A maximum of five people are allowed to visit with a prisoner at one time. Children under the age of two are not counted in that number. 

A detailed list of visiting rules at Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility can be found by clicking here. You can also find a complete Family Information Packet by clicking here.

Personal Property Allowed in the Visiting Room

You are allowed to bring the following items into the visiting room:

  • Locker key
  • Visitor pass
  • Identification card
  • Money for vending machines – a maximum amount of $25.00 per visitor or no more than $60 per group visit.
  • For visitors with infants: Two, clear plastic bottles, one pacifier, and one single-layered baby blanket (no quilt or comforter style). A clear “sippy cup” is permitted when a toddler is visiting.
  • Medications and/or medical equipment which may be needed by a visitor during a visit are permitted with the approval of the shift commander.
  • A service animal which provides service for a disabled visitor is permitted to accompany the visitor while in the visiting room. 
  • Immediate family members may bring legal documents in on a visit for review only with the prisoner. The documents cannot be left with the prisoner nor left at the front desk for the prisoner. These items are subject to search before being taken into the visiting room. 

Dress Code

Visitors must be fully dressed in clean clothes that do not have holes and undergarments must be worn, including underpants/panties. Adult females must wear a brassiere. Clothing which exposes undergarments is prohibited. 

Clothing which exposes excessive skin 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. 

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 not allowed. 

Visitors are permitted to wear religious clothing and headgear into the visiting room, but they are subject to search and inspection.

Footwear is required. 

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.

Watches, including electronic wristbands, pendants, eyeglasses, and other similar items containing a camera, GPS, wireless, or electronic functions 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 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. 

Physical Address

Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility
3201 Bemis Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197-0911

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/7RE6j1bwjjp3CfLx5

General Phone Number

​(734) 572-9900

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name and DOC Number
Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility
3201 Bemis Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197-0911

All inmate mail sent to the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility must include 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 (www.michigan.gov/mdoc).

Prisoners may receive magazines, newspapers, and books ordered from the following Internet vendors, provided the publication is not used and is sent directly to the prisoner from the Internet vendor:

  • Amazon.com
  • Walmart.com
  • BarnesandNoble.com
  • EdwardRHamilton.com and HamiltonBooks.com
  • Prisonlegalnews.org
  • humanrightsdefensecenter.org/action/publishing/
  • Schulerbooks.com

FFP Program

The FFP Program is an approved customized package program that allows loved ones to send authorized items to inmates.The spend limit is $100, not including tax and shipping, per FFP order placed. Only one FFP order is allowed per prisoner per quarter (i.e., Jan-Mar; Apr-Jun; Jul-Sep; Oct-Dec). 

For additional information, please visit the FFP website at www.michiganpackages.com.

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility, 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

The easiest way to send money to an inmate at Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility is via the GTL ConnectNetwork by using their Trust Fund service. 

You must create a ConnectNetwork account and then select Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility and your inmate before you can deposit money into the Trust Fund (commissary) account.

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

Programs For Inmates

Adult Basic Education and General Education Development preparation classes are offered at Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility, as well as pre-release and life skills instruction. 

Vocational training is offered in Auto Mechanics, Building Trades, Business Education Technology, Horticulture, Food Technology, and Custodial Maintenance. 

The first Vocational Village for female offenders opened at Huron Valley in 2019. Prisoners participating in Vocational Village programming are housed together in one unit that acts as a therapeutic learning environment that supports their success.

By housing prisoners together who share a common goal of improving their lives through education, a positive and productive environment has been created. Housing the prisoners together offers many advantages such as the opportunity to discuss educational topics during non-class time, eating together, and attending other programs and leisure time activities.

Prisoners have full days of training and classroom instruction intended to mimic a typical workday outside prison walls, and will receive state and nationally-recognized certifications in their trade.

All facets of the Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative are offered on site. Programs are gender responsive and trauma-informed. Prisoners have access to religious programs, substance abuse treatment, psychological services, general library, and law library services.  Phase I Programs offered in Cognitive Therapy, Violence Prevention, and Social Support.

Prisoners are provided on-site routine medical and dental care. Pregnant prisoners receive counseling, parenting classes, and child care options. Medical emergencies are referred to local hospitals.

Food Rescue

Women in the prison's horticulture program operate a half-acre organic garden inside the prison which contributes 40% of the produce donated to the Washtenaw County Food Gatherers food rescue program.

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Careers at Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility

If you are interested in a career with the Michigan Department of Corrections at the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility, you can find job listings by clicking here