SADO Hosts Informational Session for Friends and Family

Join SADO for an Informational Session on what to expect after a loved one is convicted of a crime and sentenced to the Michigan Department of Corrections. SADO staff will be on hand to address the process of appealing a conviction and how an appeal is different from the trial or plea proceedings, and will inform attendees on the visiting policies of the MDOC, how to communicate and stay connected with your incarcerated loved ones, and more.

Upcoming sessions include:

Saturday February 3, 2018 in Lansing at 12:00 pm

Tuesday May 8, 2018 in Detroit at 5:30 pm

Saturday August 11, 2018 in Detroit at 12:00 pm

Tuesday December 4, 2018 in Lansing at 5:30 pm

See flyer for details.

Detroit Location address:
645 Griswold, Suite 3300
Penobscot Building
Detroit, MI 48226

Lansing Location address:
Capitol National Center
200 North Washington Ave.
Suite 250, Lansing 48913

Additional Information

Space is limited, so if you plan to attend, please RSVP at least two days in advance by calling 313.256.9833. Sessions typically last an hour and a half. The sessions are free and open to all. Specific topics may vary slightly depending on what attendees wish to discuss. For questions about the event, please contact Marilena David-Martin at mdavid@sado.org or 313.256.9833. Please know that the specifics of an individual's case will not be discussed and no legal advice will be given at these sessions.

If you cannot make it to the session, you may download an information packet covering topics discussed at the session.

Detroit Parking Options: Parking meters can be found on the surrounding streets of Griswold, Congress, Shelby, Fort, and Lafayette. Meters take credit cards and coins, or you can download the Park Detroit app to pay by hour using your smartphone. If you don't have a smartphone, you can pay by phone. Visit Park Detroit for details. Meters run Mon - Sat until 10 pm.

A number of surface lots are available in the surrounding area, including those at the intersections of: Lafayette and Shelby, Fort and Washington, Fort and Cass, and Lafayette and Washington. Price ranges daily. Average cost is between $8 - $10 per day.

Lansing Parking Options: Parking is available at surrounding meters for $1/hour. Meters stop running at 6 pm.