Wayne County Jail & Prison

Find Wayne County Michigan jails, prisons, detention centers, departments of corrections, and penitentiaries. Jails and prisons provide information on inmate searches, rosters, lookups, lists, records, and mugshot photos.


Canton Jail 1150 South Canton Center Road Canton MI 48188 313-224-2222


Livonia Jail 15050 Farmington Road Livonia MI 48154 313-224-2222

Taylor Police Jail 23515 Goddard Road Taylor MI 48180 313-224-2222

Wayne County Jail I 570 Clinton Street Detroit MI 48226 313-224-2222

Wayne County Jail II 525 Clinton Street Detroit MI 48226 313-224-2222

Wayne County Jail III 3501 Hamtramck Drive Hamtramck MI 48211 313-224-2222

Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility 1326 Saint Antoine Street Detroit MI 48226 313-224-2222

Westland Jail 36701 Ford Road Westland MI 48185 313-224-2222

About Wayne County Jails & Prisons

A Wayne County Jail or Prison is a secure facility located in Wayne County, MI where individuals, referred to as inmates, are involuntarily confined and their freedoms and movement are restricted as a consequence of criminal behavior. Wayne County Jails are short-term facilities where inmates either await trial or sentencing for a crime, or serve relatively short sentences. Wayne County Prisons are longer-term facilities where inmates serve out a prison sentence, usually of a year or more, for their crimes.

You may contact Jails & Prisons for questions about:
  • Locating Wayne County inmates
  • Finding out who is in Jail or Prison
  • Searching for criminal records
  • Performing Wayne County background checks
  • Contacting, visiting and sending money to inmates
Wayne County Inmate Searches

All levels of Wayne County Jails and Prisons provide information about inmates upon request. You may contact correctional facilities to search for inmates. Detention facilities in Wayne County, MI provide details of Jail and Prison rosters, inmate contact information, visitation policies and procedures, and how send money to loved ones who may be incarcerated. Wayne County inmate searches and lookups are available by contacting Wayne County Jails, Wayne County, Michigan State, and Federal Prisons.

Wayne County Jails

Jails are Wayne County government facilities in the county criminal justice system. A Lockup is a particular type of Jail that serves as a temporary holding facility, attached to the Wayne County Police Department or Wayne County Sheriff's Department, which houses suspects while they await bail or transport to another Jail.

Prisons in Wayne County, Michigan

Wayne County Prisons can be categorized by level of security: minimum, medium, or maximum. Minimum Security Prisons allow inmates considerable daily movement and are intended for non-violent criminals and inmates who pose little risk of escape or threat to prison staff or other inmates. Medium Security Prisons are somewhat more restrictive facilities, but still allow for daily movement and house inmates in housing units instead of cells. Maximum Security Prisons are reserved for the most violent offenders and those who pose the highest escape threat, and these facilities place the greatest restrictions on inmates.

In Michigan, State Prisons are run by a Department of Corrections (DOC) or the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Federal Prisons are the responsibility of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP). While most prisons are owned and operated by government agencies, many prisons have been privatized. Private prisons are owned and operated by for-profit companies under contract with government agencies, though oversight of private prisons remains the responsibility of Wayne County, Michigan State, and Federal Government.