Detroit Reentry Center

17600 Ryan Road
Detroit, MI 48212
TELEPHONE: (313) 368-3200


The department first opened the Ryan Correctional Facility under the jurisdiction of Correctional Facilities Administration (CFA) in 1991.  Effective October 28, 2012, the Ryan Correctional Facility was repurposed and renamed the Detroit Reentry Center (DRC).  DRC 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.  DRC houses parolees who are required, as a specific condition of their parole, to participate in and satisfactorily complete reentry programming, as well as parole violators who are believed to have violated a condition of parole and are being considered for parole revocation proceedings or other appropriate action. The center also incarcerates a small population of prisoners.

DRC provides residential reentry programs that parolees are required to satisfactorily complete prior to their release into the community.  Recreational, social, and religious programs are available to both parolees and prisoners.  Approximately 200 community volunteers help staff in providing prisoners with faith-based programming. Health care is provided at DRC, the Duane L. Waters Health Care in Jackson, or local hospitals in the event of emergencies.

The intent of the center is to enhance public safety, parole success, and provide prisoners with needed dialysis treatment.