Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility (WHV)
Acting Warden Jeremy Howard
The facility serves as the only correctional facility in Michigan that houses females. The facility provides all reception center processing which includes thirteen housing units for general population prisoners in level I, II, and IV, Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI), Residential Treatment Program (RTP), Acute Care, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Infirmary and Segregation.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 offices.
Our mission is to create a safer Michigan through effective offender management and supervision in our facilities and communities while holding offenders accountable and promoting their rehabilitation.
In 2018, the MDOC launched a Gender Informed Practice Assessment at Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility. That assessment, and related work to learn what the department was doing well and what it could improve upon, led to the creation of this Strategic Plan. It is designed to make sure the facility offers programs and care that is gender responsive, trauma-informed and evidence-based and also focuses on the needs and professional development of the department's dedicated and valuable staff at WHV. View the plan.
Adult Basic Education and General Education Development preparation classes are offered, as well as pre-release and life skills instruction. Vocational training is currently offered in Horticulture & Food Technology. With the opening of the Vocation Village expected in 2020, additional trades including 3D printing, Carpentry, Computer Programming, Employee Readiness, Office Technology and Manufacturing will become available to the population. All trades are gender specific to the female population to assist in Offender Success.
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, and general library and law library services.
PLEASE NOTE: Visitors may not enter grounds for visits until 15 minutes prior to the start of visiting hours. Visitors will not be allowed to enter gates during shift change (1:45-2:15). Visits will not be processed 60 minutes prior to the end of visiting hours. Individuals not visiting will be required to leave facility grounds. Waiting in the parking lot is not allowed. Vehicles must be secured, windows up, sunroofs closed, and doors locked.
Cell phones & Tobacco are not prohibited.
Lockers are available to secure personal belongings for 50 cents.
Visitors must comply with dress codes.
For more information regarding dress codes and prohibited items click here.
Visiting Vending Machines: Each lobby is equipped with an AVI card dispenser. In order to receive a card, a $5.00 bill needs to be inserted into the machine. You will receive a card with the $5.00 loaded. A maximum of $25.00 can be loaded to a card for each visitor. Paper money or coins are not allowed on a visit.
Number of Allowed Visits (Monthly):
Level One - 8 total
Level Two - 7 total (only 2 on weekend including RTP)
Level Four - 5 total (only 2 on weekends)
Acute Care - 5 total (NON-CONTACT)
Segregation - 4 total (NON-CONTACT)
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.