Overview

Wayne County operates the largest jail system in the State of Michigan, which includes three major facilities with an average daily population of about 2,600 people. The facilities house pretrial and sentenced felons, misdemeanants, ordinance, and civil Friend of the Court violators as well as U.S. Marshal detainees. Below is contact information for each of the county’s three jail facilities.

The Jails and Courts Division are under the command of Chief Jeriel Heard

DIVSION I: “The Andrew C. Baird Detention Facility”

570 Clinton Street, Detroit, MI 48226 Get Map
Commander Lynnette Cain

Jail Division I (Andrew C. Baird Detention Facility) houses male and female, pretrial and sentenced, inmates who are clinically assessed as needing residential (daily) mental health services, in addition to psychotropic medications. Also, male and female, pretrial and sentenced, inmates who are medically assessed as requiring daily and on-going medical services are housed in an infirmary. Law library and recreation services are provided to all special needs and general population inmates. Video arraignments of inmates are conducted daily with the 36th District Court for the city of Detroit. Wayne County Probate Court hearings for inmates who are mental health consumers are conducted via video conferencing. Inmates who are classified as requiring exceptionally close monitoring and segregation from the general population are housed in Jail Division I. Inmates who are classified as medium and low risk and eligible for general population housing are double bunked.

For prisoner general information, contact 313.967.6672

DIVSION II: “The Old Wayne County Jail”

525 Clinton Street, Detroit, MI 48226 Get Map
Commander Scott Gatti

The Division II Jail (Established Jail) opened in 1929 and in 1996 four dormitories were converted to housing units with eight beds each. This increased the capacity to 770 beds. This is a linear supervision type jail.

For prisoner general information, contact 313.967.6672

 

DIVSION III: “The William Dickerson Detention Facility”

3501 Hamtramck Dr, Hamtramck, MI 48212 Get Map
Commander David Praedel

The Division III Jail (William Dickerson Detention Facility) opened in November 1991 and currently has a capacity of 896 beds. This jail is a direct supervision type facility.

For prisoner general information, contact 313.967.6672