Quick Facts

  • The jail processes nearly 10,000 individuals over the course of a year.
  • The central part of the jail was constructed in the mid 1960s. An extensive remodel was completed in the mid 1980s
  • In 2006, the Law Enforcement Center moved from the jail location which allowed for much needed beds, raising occupant capacity to 168. The remodel included an upgraded state-of-the-art security system, providing increased monitoring and safety for both staff and occupants.
  • Grand Traverse Correctional Facility is a Regional Training Center, hosting Corrections Academies and other specialized training programs for jail staff throughout Michigan. Our facility is certified with 100% compliance in state-mandated training standards as established by the Michigan Sheriff's Coordinating and Training Council  (MSCTC).
  • Grand Traverse Correctional Facility has been honored for five consecutive years for 100% compliance with Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) Administrative Rules for Jails.