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Crawford County MI Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: June 28, 2019
200 W Michigan Ave, Grayling, MI 49738

Crawford County MI Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Crawford County MI Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 989-348-4822

The Crawford County MI Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 200 W Michigan Ave Grayling, MI which is operated locally by the Crawford County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Crawford County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Grayling Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Crawford County Jail houses pre-trial detainees and prisoners sentenced to one year or less with 51 beds. Offenders who are arrested by any agency in our county are lodged within the Crawford County Jail in Grayling. In addition to housing prisoners on violations of state statutes, we also house inmates from time to time for the Immigration and Naturalization Service, outside counties, and the Michigan Department of Corrections on a temporary basis. Agencies who house prisoners from outside our county pay for each day the subject is housed, and those funds are turned over to the County Treasurer for general fund revenue. The jail houses minimum to maximum security inmates, work release and trustees to include male and females. The jail has a state of the art surveillance and cell door locking system needed to maintain the many levels of security to ensure employee, public and inmate safety.

Many programs at the Crawford Co Jail help to assist in providing counseling services and the skills necessary to help reduce recidivism.

Some of these programs include:

  • Community Corrections
  • Work Release Program
  • Education Programs
  • GED program (in partnership with the Crawford AuSable School District)
  • Jail Ministry / Religious Volunteers
  • Community Service i.e.; recycling center, Grayling Recreation.

Housing reimbursement

In accordance with the Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated 801.83, reimbursement of expenses:

"Financial status of prisoners, forms, Section 3, (the county may seek reimbursement for any expenses incurred by the county relation to the charge. The charges for which a person was sentenced to the Crawford County Jail as follows".

"From each person who is incarcerated, of not more than $ 30.00 per day for the expenses of maintaining that inmate or the actual per diem cost of maintaining that inmate, whichever is less, for the entire period of time that inmate was confined to include any period of pretrial detention, in the Crawford County Jail".

MCLA 801.257 allows that an inmate may not receive a reduction in his / her term under Section 7 Act 60 of Public Acts of 1962, if that inmate refuses to cooperate with the County in seeking reimbursement.

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Inmate Locator

Crawford County MI Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Michigan. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Crawford County MI Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 989-348-4822.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Crawford County Jail - Visitation

Visiting hours are set up in accordance with the first letter of the inmate's last name and will be as follows:

A - I Monday 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
J-Z Tuesday 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm


Inmate visitors will be limited to the following:

  • Immediate family - is defined as mother, father, sister, brother, child, wife, husband, mother in law, father in law, brother in law, sister in law, step parents, step children, step brother, step sister, grandchildren, grandparents.

  • Children under the age of 15 will not be counted as a visit. There is no exception to this rule for normal visiting times.

  • Attorneys at any reasonable time, excluding meal times and not after 8:00 pm, unless pre-approved by the Jail Commander.

  • Clergy on any day of the week from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, or any special visit as authorized by the Jail Commander.

Attorneys and clergy should call before visiting to reserve a room for the visit, or it will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Each inmate is limited to 2 visitors per visitation period - 30 minutes per visit.

Visitors will leave coats and baggage in the area provided for the same.

All visitors will sign in 30 minutes prior to the end of the specified visiting times. Once they sign in, they must remain in the lobby area. Only the visitor to see the inmate shall sign the sheet.

Inmates may receive money orders only from visitors. The money order must be given directly to the Corrections Officer.

Any visitor giving an inmate any item not approved by these rules will be removed from the jail.

All mail for inmates must be sent through the US Postal Service.

All monies for an inmate must be in a money order. Cash will not be accepted for any reason.

A visitor must be 18 years of age to visit without parents or guardian supervision. The only exception will be if the visitor is married to the inmate and can prove it by producing a marriage license.

Prior inmates of this Jail or prison system will not be allowed to visit. The only exception will be if the inmate is a parent or child of the inmate.

The lobby of the Jail will be open to visitors 15 minutes before visitation only.

There is no smoking within the Jail, Sheriff's Office and Crawford County Building.

Children shall remain in the lobby area under parental supervision. There will be no disruptive or loud activity. The Crawford County Sheriff's Office or the County of Crawford shall not accept any responsibility for any visitors injured in the lobby or on office grounds.

All visitors must remain in the lobby area of the jail or if outside in the area in front of the lobby doors.

Any inmate receiving items from a visitor not approved by these rules shall have disciplinary action taken.

Any visitor or inmate caught violating any of these rules shall be removed from the visitation area and their name submitted to the Jail Administrator along with a report for future denial of visits.

If in the discretion of the Corrections Officer, it is felt that a visitor is intoxicated or on an illegal drug, that visitor will be denied access to visit.

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