Detroit Reentry Center (DRC)

Ryan Correctional Facility 

Wayne County 

Wayne County 

Warden Kenneth Romanowski
17600 Ryan Road
Detroit, MI 48212



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TELEPHONE: (313) 368-3200
OPENED: 1991
AGE LIMIT: Males, 18 and older


The Detroit Reentry Center is located on the east side of Detroit on 39 acres, off Ryan Road. The land was previously used by Daimler Chrysler AG to store automobiles.

The facility contains buildings for housing, educational and vocational instruction, 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.

The institution's academic program provides for special and remedial education as well as General Education Development completion for all prisoners, including those in segregation. The educational program priority is to develop reading skills for each prisoner to the eighth grade level. Vocational training includes an on-the-job training program for porters and food service. The vocational food technology program serves meals as part of the training. About 200 community volunteers help staff in providing prisoners with faith-based programming.

Health care is provided at the prison, at the Duane L. Waters Health Care in Jackson or at local hospitals in the event of emergencies.

Security is provided by two 12-foot fences, electronic detection systems, razor-ribbon wire, gun towers and buffer fencing.