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Wayne County Jail is located in Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan.

The primary aim and focus of this county jail are on re-entry that involves the use of programs that target the promotion of effective reintegration of offenders back to communities upon release from prison. Their reentry program includes a comprehensive management approach that is carried out to assist offenders and help them acquire the life skills that they need to succeed in the community and become a law-abiding citizen. A variety of programs such as pre-release programs, drug rehabilitation, and vocational training, and work programs.

Wayne County jail has three divisions and a juvenile detention facility.

- Jail I is Andrew C Baird Detention facility that houses male and female inmates who are at a pretrial, being mentally assessed or sentenced.

- Division II Jail was opened in 1929 and had four dormitories that are converted into housing units with eight beds each. Now it is a linear supervision jail with a capacity to hold 770 inmates.

- Division III Jail also is known as the William Dickerson Detention facility. It was opened in 1991 with a current capacity to hold 896 inmates. It is a direct supervision type facility.

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- The Juvenile Detention Facility helps in improving a youth’s movement. It has 194 beds and can, therefore, hold that many young offenders. The Juvenile detention facility admits children over the age of eight and up to the age of 20 for charges that have occurred prior to their 17th birthday.


Wayne County Jail Overview

  1. Jail food service

Wayne County Sheriff’s Department Food Service Division ensures that all inmates housed in the Jail Divisions receive meals that are all nutritionally balanced, well-planned, and prepared and served in the manner that meets established industry standards for health and safety. They even partnered with CBM Food Service to provide food services. Meals are offered three times per day to the inmate population. They provide meals are for inmates who are traveling to court or a work assignment.

  1. Jail Chaplains Ministry

Grace Through Faith Ministries is an outreach program that helps inmates through educational, entrepreneurial, vocational programs to improve their chances of staying out of jail when they are released. Volunteers help out during the programs, and the ministry provides Bibles, food, clothing, and shelter to the convicted after they are released.

  1. Jail Health Services

They have health care clinics in Downtown Detroit and Hamtramck. They provide inmates with access to medication that is prescribed by the Jail physicians. Special housing is also provided for inmates with mental health issues who need to be kept isolated from the general population.

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  1. Recreation

Wayne County Jail offers a diverse range of recreational opportunities to its inmates. These activities include outdoor and indoor basketball and volleyball, checkers, chess and card games. All inmate housing units are provided with access to television, and a jail operated video system to ensure that the movies are appropriate.

New plans for Wayne County Jail

Wayne County announced that it was going to build a $553-million justice center as a solution to the long-stalled Gratiot jail project on March 7th, 2018.

County Executive Warren Evans announced that the construction that was set to begin in October and be completed by spring/summer 2022. It will house a 2,280-bed jail, offices for the sheriff's department, prosecutor's staff, a criminal courthouse, and a juvenile detention facility.

Wayne County Jail contact information

You can contact Wayne county jail through their email, which is, or their telephone number, which is, 313-224-2222.

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