Woodland Center Correctional Facility (WCC)
Acting Warden Sonal Patel
Telephone: (734) 449-3320 Opened: 2009 Age Limit: Males, 18 and older, except under certain circumstances 17 and below which are then housed separately.
The Woodland Center Correctional Facility presently houses the Inpatient Mental Health and Crisis Stabilization Program for MDOC. An infirmary and clinic provide medical services for all prisoners being housed at WCC. One housing unit houses Level I prisoners. A food serving area is located within the housing complex and the kitchen is located outside the secure perimeter.
The Crisis Stabilization Program (CSP) is a referral based program for prisoners experiencing a serious mental health crisis. The intention is to diagnose, treat and stabilize the prisoners. Individualized treatment plans are utilized to deliver optimal mental health care in an inpatient setting. Three levels of care exist within the facility: CSP, Acute Care (AC), and Rehabilitative Treatment Services or RTS. Prisoners move through this system as clinically indicated with the intention of discharging to lower levels of mental health care. WCC also has an infirmary with 23 beds providing inpatient mental health and health care to sub-acute prisoners up to and including inpatient dialysis. Approximately one hundred general population prisoners also reside at the facility, working as porters, in food service, maintenance, warehouse, clerks and as prisoner observation aides.
Phase I Substance Abuse Education, Phase II Substance Abuse Outpatient, Violence Prevention Program, Moderate Blood Borne Pathogens Training, Prisoner Observation Aid training, Live In Aide training, Alcoholics Anonymous, Thinking For a Change, Cage Your Rage, ACT Work Keys, Psychoeducational Group, Self-Esteem Group, Basic Social Skills, Relaxation Therapy, Anger Management, Managing Negative Emotions, Symptom Management, Dual Diagnosis, ADL Training, Cognitive Skills Group, Coping Skills, Creative Arts, Creative Expression, Current Events, Developing Tolerance, Discharge Planning, EMU Theater, Feeding Group, Life Skills, Movie Discussion, Music Listening, Recreation Therapy, Self-Expression, Social Skills, Stress Management, Therapeutic Games, Therapeutic Reading, Understanding Mental Illness, Woodland Journal, Pet Therapy.
Visting on state recognized holidays as follows:
Level 4 prisoners are allowed 5 visits a month.
Level 1 prisoners are allowed 8 visits a month.
STG II prisoners are allowed 3 visits a month.
STG II prisoners are allowed 2 non-contact visits a month.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I obtain medical or mental information of a prisoner?
The prisoner will have to authorize MDOC to release confidential medical and mental information to the specific individual. This is completed with the Patient’s Authorization of Disclosure of Health Information Form (CHJ-121). Please contact our health care department for further questions.
How can I arrange an attorney visit with my client?
You can ask for the Administrative Assistant in scheduling attorney visits. Please have your P card number readily available. Attorney visits must fall within the visiting hours of the facility unless special circumstances exist.
Who can I contact with questions about visiting application process?
Please ask for the Deputy Warden’s office for questions regarding the visiting application process.
Who can I contact if there is a family emergency of a prisoner?
You can ask to speak to the Administrative Assistant in dealing with family emergency of a prisoner.
Where do I go when I arrive at the facility?
All visitors will need to enter the main entrance at the front of the building. When you arrive to the entrance gate, please push the call button and a staff person will be with you momentarily. Please remember to secure cell phones in your vehicle. No tobacco products, vaping, or weapons are allowed in the facility. Please have a valid government identification on you prior to entering the facility. Any additional questions can be answered by calling the facility at 734-449-3320.
What are the directions to WCC?
WCC is located off exit 54 of US23 on M-36. The address is 9036 E M-36 Whitmore Lake, MI 48189. You can click on the map above for Google Map directions or follow the link here.