Detroit Reentry Center (DRC)
Telephone: (313) 368-3200
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- prisoners, probationers, and parolees have been returned from the community for alleged violations of parole conditions. The facility houses male prisoners committed to the Department 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.
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 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.
Regular Visiting Hours
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 (3) 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.
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.
Visitor Applications and Eligibility: Visitors of parolees who have been returned to DRC from the community must complete new applications and have them approved prior to being eligible to visit. There is a link at the end of this web page that you can use to print a copy of the application form.
Visitor Processing: 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. For further information regarding the dress code, click here. Only certain items are allowed inside the facility. Examples include a locker key, I.D., visitor pass, etc. For further information regarding what items are allowed inside the facility, click here. 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.