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MI DOC - Detroit Detention Center (DDC)

State Prison

Last Updated: April 16, 2021
17601 Mound Rd, Detriot, MI 48212

Detroit Detention Center is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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MI DOC - Detroit Detention Center (DDC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 313-368-8972

The inmates housed at Detroit Detention Center located at 17601 Mound Rd in Detriot, MI are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Detroit Detention Center (DDC) makes use of the former Mound Correctional Facility located on Mound Rd which was closed in January 2012. The DDC operates under an interagency agreement between the Detroit Police Department and the Michigan Department of Corrections. 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 36thDistrict Court or the 34th District Court.

Detroit Police Department Detainee Information Line: 313-596-2242

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.

General - The two state prisons in the city of Detroit are rare because of their placement in a densely populated urban setting. DDC is on the east side of the site; Ryan Correctional Facility is on the west side. The maintenance/warehouse functions are shared by the two facilities.

Mound sits on 39 acres previously owned by the Daimler Chrysler Corporation which used the area to store new cars prior to shipping. It now contains buildings to house prisoners as well as those to provide educational programs, food services, health services, and administrative services. The prison has a small segregation unit.

The facility is separated from the community along Mound Road by buffer fencing, a planting berm with evergreen and deciduous trees, as well as two perimeter security fences. The entire complex of Mound and Ryan Correctional Facilities covers 78 acres.

Programming - DDC is a Michigan Prisoner Re-entry Initiative (MPRI) facility and has the capability to place 120 offenders in the program at a time. MPRI offers a wide variety of programming to assist prisoners with their transition into the community. The prison's academic programs provide for special and remedial education through completion of General Education Development certification for prisoners including those in segregation. The priority is to develop reading skills for each prisoner at least to the eighth-grade level. Most prisoners are required to obtain GED certification prior to release from the facility. The career and technical education programs include horticulture, building maintenance, building trades, and computer literacy.

As with most Michigan prisons, volunteers help staff in providing prisoners with religious and other life enrichment programs.

Minor health care services are provided at the prison. Serious cases are treated at the Duane Waters Health Center in Jackson MI as well as at local facilities.

Security - DDC has four gun-towers to complement double 12 foot fences that are topped with coiled stainless steel razor ribbon wire. As at all secure facilities, an electronic detection system is inside the inner security fence. An armed vehicle patrols the perimeter in response to emergencies 24 hours a day. Buffer fences separate the surrounding area from the prison and help to keep intruders away.

Inmate Locator

MI DOC - Detroit Detention Center (DDC) is a facility in the Michigan Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) will cease in-person visiting inmates effective immediately for the safety of staff, prisoners, and the public. This will also include outside volunteers and other tours and groups who routinely come into the prisons.


The MDOC’s Video Visitation Pilot began on October 9, 2020 with online scheduling of video visits at Parnall Correctional Facility (SMT).
The pilot roll out continues, and visitors on the Approved Visitor List of a prisoner housed at the locations listed below will be able to request a video visit.
The basic steps that an Approved Visitor should follow can be found here.

Video Visiting Standards can be found here.

MDOC Pilot Facility Pilot Vendor Online Scheduling Began First Video Visits Parnall Correctional (SMT) GTL 10/9/2020 10/12/2020 G. Robert Cotton Correctional (JCF) GTL 10/13/2020 10/19/2020 Duane Waters Health Center (DWH) GTL 10/16/2020 10/19/2020 Chippewa Correctional (URF) GTL 10/26/2020 10/29/2020 Ionia Correctional Facility (ICF) GTL 12/15/2020 12/18/2020 Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility (MTU) GTL 12/15/2020 12/18/2020 Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility (WHV) GTL 11/9/2020 11/12/2020 Lakeland Correctional Facility (LCF) GTL TBD TBD

Visitation Information

MI DOC - Detroit Detention Center (DDC) - Visitation

Visiting Hours

Monday, Thursday and Friday are 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Weekend visits are according to an odd/even schedule, based on the last digit of the prisoner's number.
If the number ends in an odd digit that prisoner may have visitation only on the odd dated weekend day.

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