Jail Division


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

DIVISION 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 313.224.0797

DIVISION 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 313.224.2247


DIVISION 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 313.875.7000


Online WCSO Inmate Information

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VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. Victims and other concerned citizens can also register to be notified by phone, email or TTY device when an offender's custody status changes. Users can also register through their participating state or county toll-free number.


Bond Information

The bonding out of a person incarcerated can be a very detailed process. It requires ensuring the accuracy of information pertaining to all inmates before they are released. Therefore, having valid picture identification and someone present for the identifying of the released person is very important.

Additionally, a check of police records, court documents and warrant information must be done. Any information regarding the person being bonded out must be verified prior to his or her release. This may result in additional monies being needed, or the transferring of a person to another Law Enforcement Agency. Due to the thorough nature of the checks we must conduct to assure a proper release, patience and time are key elements for this process.

Although a person can be bonded out at anytime of the day, paperwork or the release of individuals will not be processed during Shift changes, but will resume immediately thereafter. It is the Wayne County Sheriff's Office intent to complete the release process as quickly as possible and we appreciate your patience.
List of approved bond companies

Associated Fees
Associated with every bond is an additional charge of $10.00 for each individual bond that is paid, as well as a booking fee of $12.00 that is assessed to all individuals booked into the Jail if it has not been previously paid. All monies are due and must be paid before a person can be released.

Where to Pay Bonds
Bonds may be posted at the various District Courts, 3rd Circuit Court, and Friend of the Court when courts are open.
Bonds may also be posted at Jail Division I for inmates housed in either Jail Division I or Division II.
Bonds for Jail Division III inmates must be posted at that facility, which is located at 3501 Hamtramck Drive at Conant in Hamtramck.


Inmate Commissary Accounts

Money may by deposited into a Wayne County Jail Inmate's Commissary account under the following conditions: the money order must contain the Inmate's full and correct name and his WCJ Inmate number in order for the monies to be credited to the proper account. The money order must contain a return address and preferably a telephone number, in the event the person is discharged or there is a problem with the money order - the Property Room would like to be able to contact the sender or be able to return the money.

There is no limit on the total deposit that can be made to an account, however: no single money order can be over $100.00.

Money orders for those persons being held at Jail Divison I orJail Divison II may be dropped off at the deposit window at Jail 1 any time of any day. Jail Division III inmates may also have monies dropped off at Jail 3. Money orders may be sent through the US mail to any inmate in any of our facilities c/o the jail division they are being housed with the inmate number on the envelope and money order.



Inmate Visitation Schedule


(Andrew Baird Detention Facility) | Get Map
570 Clinton Street at St. Antoine in downtown Detroit.

Visitation times each day are:
7:00 am until 10:00 am
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm

Monday Last names starting with A through C
Tuesday Last names starting with D through H
Wednesday Last names starting with I through M
Thursday Last names starting with N through S
Friday Last names starting with T through Z
Saturday Minor child visitation with approval and by appointment only.

No Visitation on Sundays



(Old Jail)
525 Clinton Street at Beaubien in downtown Detroit. | Get Map

Visitation times each day are:
8:30 am until 10:00 am
1:00 pm until 3:30 pm
7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

Monday Last names starting with A through C
Tuesday Last names starting with D through H
Wednesday Last names starting with I through M
Thursday Last names starting with N through S
Friday Last names starting with T through Z
Saturday Minor child visitation with approval and by appointment only.

No Visitation on Sundays



(William Dickerson Detention Facility) | Get Map
3501 Hamtramck Drive at Conant in Hamtramck. Visitation times each day are:
7:00 am until 10:00 am
7:00 pm until 10:00 pm

Monday First Floor Inmates
Tuesday Second Floor Inmates
Wednesday First Floor Inmates
Thursday Second Floor Inmates
Friday First Floor Inmates
Saturday Second Floor Inmates

No Visitation on Fridays


Jail Programs


Jail Work Programs:

Sentenced inmates who are classified as a low security risk are permitted to perform labor in the kitchen, laundry, housing units and support services areas. Work details include distribution of linen and jail issued clothing, removal and disposal of garbage/trash, sanitation and assisting with the transfer of materials/products from delivery trucks at the dock. Inmate workers are not compensated with currency, but can earn up to 25% sentence reduction for performing labor. The inmate worker program is operated in all three jails and annually saves over ten million ($10 million) dollars for Wayne County taxpayers.
Tether Program: The Wayne County Sheriff's Office operates a Tether Program that averages over 500 enrolled participants per day and over 3,000 enrollments per year. Sheriff's deputies use GPS technology to track and monitor the participants at all times. The Tether Program also utilizes alcohol monitoring equipment that is able to detect alcohol consumption through the skin of those participating in the program. The Tether Unit uses round the clock notification procedures from the Monitoring Centers in order to provide a quick response to violations of the program rules. The program receives participant referrals from all of the Wayne County District Courts and the Wayne County Third Circuit Court.

Veterans Justice Outreach Program:

The role of Veterans Justice Outreach Program (VJO) is to provide information and assessment services to eligible veterans involved with the criminal justice system. By utilizing alternative treatment options, eligible veterans can be to referred to appropriate VA and community services that will provide community readjustment, encourage adherence to treatment and prevent recidivism.

Education Training Research Services (ETRS):

Jail-based Felon/Misdemeanor programs. Jail Based Treatment Programs are designed to lead clients down the path of recovery by teaching them about the disease of addiction. Frequent interaction reinforces these principles, which will ultimately empower them to develop and maintain control over their thinking and actions. Additionally, the program will help clients to become stronger when relating to others and help them make different choices to prevent recidivism. WCSO offers the following ETRS programs: JB PLUS Personal Assessment and Growth Experience (PAGE): This is a cognitive behavior program that serves to assess a sentenced felony inmate's individual risks and needs for ceasing criminal behavior. This re-entry program prepares the inmate with a resource of cognitive tools along with community based support programs that are customized to meet individual needs. After the jail program completion, the inmate moves on to a second phase of community agencies that provide continued services including employment placement, substance abuse/relapse prevention and medical/mental health programs and housing. Domestic Violence (DVT): This award-winning Domestic Violence Transition Program is offered, sometimes required by court order, to all sentenced domestic violence offenders. The program involves intensive early intervention to correct cognitive behavior leading to family violence. This program provides tools for inmates to make choices of non-violent and non-assaultive behavior. Following the jail program completion, a community based program is started; recommendations by the facilitator are made on an individual case by case basis.


Drunk Driving Jail Reduction (DDJR):

This community based program is offered to OWI 3rd offense inmates. Based on the severity of the incident, defendants may be placed in a 12-week program or in a 14-18 week community based "Renewal Program." The program offers a group setting with individual counseling. Case plans and assessments are created & ETRS works with the client's probation agent. In the program, they learn what their concerns are and how to resolve them.


Benny N. Napoleon
Wayne County Sheriff
(313) 224-2222

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