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Grand Traverse County Correctional Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: May 08, 2020
320 Washington St, Traverse City, MI 49686
Grand Traverse

Grand Traverse Co 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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Grand Traverse County Correctional Facility basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 231-922-4530

The Grand Traverse County Correctional Facility is a medium-security detention center located at 320 Washington St Traverse City, MI which is operated locally by the Grand Traverse 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. Grand Traverse County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Traverse City Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Guidelines - Facility operations will be consistent with guidelines established by the State of Michigan, Federal Bureau of Prisons and consideration to standards established by recognized authorities, corrections organizations including the ACA (American Correctional Association) and the NCCHC (National Correctional Healthcare).
Corrections Services - In addition to the basic correctional functions of custody, security, and supervision of the daily activities of an inmate population, Corrections staff are specialized in Court Services, providing bailiffs and security to all Grand Traverse County Courts. Jail staff facilitate all long-distance state transports, delivering sentenced offenders to the Michigan Department of Corrections, picking up subjects arrested on local warrants or court orders.
Inmate Calls - Inmate phone service through Securus. FIfteen-minute calls are $12.92. With an InmateAid number we can get the same 15-minute call for $3.15 (save $9.77 per call). Click here to check it out.
Jail Records - Jail records provide a wealth of information shared with law enforcement agencies, accessible through computer databases nationwide. Additionally, local, state and national statistics are partially supported by information obtained through the intake process.

Inmate Program Opportunities

The Grand Traverse Area is very fortunate to have many valuable resources and volunteers to contribute to the positive reinforcement of the inmate population. In addition, the programs offered to facility occupants are locally available, increasing the likelihood of successful reentry upon release from jail.

GED - In years past, one of our most valuable offerings has been the GED Program. Many inmates have fulfilled this requirement, gaining their High School Equivalency Diploma, ultimately leading to better employment and further educational opportunities. Unfortunately - due to budget cuts, we have been unable to fund this program since 2011. We are researching alternate sources for funding.

Specialized Courts - These program opportunities may also be represented in our local specialized courts, again adding to reinforce support for the inmate. The 86th District Court currently has in place, Sobriety Court, Domestic Violence Court, and Mental Health Court.

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Inmate Locator

Grand Traverse County Correctional Facility 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 Grand Traverse County Correctional Facility 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 231-922-4530.


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

Visitation Information

Grand Traverse County Correctional Facility - Visitation

Grand Traverse Correctional Facility reserves the right to deny visitation to any individual on the basis of safety and security for the facility. All visitors are subject to search at the discretion of Corrections Staff, failure to comply will result in denial of visitation.

Visitation is a privilege offered in an effort to allow inmates to maintain community, family and legal contacts. Visitation shall be available to all inmates unless otherwise rescinded as a result of disciplinary action.

Inmate Visitation Days/Hours

Male/General Population
Saturdays from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Privileged & Female General (Work Release & Inmate Workers)
Sundays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visitation Rules

Rules and procedures are in accordance with the Michigan Public Act 175, 1927 (MCL 800.281 (1)-801.263(2)).

  • Visitors must be on the Inmate Visitors list, including infants and children
  • Visitors must be 17 years old (verified by identification) or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Inmates will be allowed one 30-minute visit per visiting day
  • No food or beverages are allowed in the facility
  • No audio, video or recording devices are allowed
  • Profanity or indecent exposure will not be tolerated
  • The property will not be accepted or released during visiting hours*
  • Visitors must maintain control of children at all times
  • Children will not be left in the lobby while visiting

*Items Accepted During Visiting Hours

  • Funds for deposit (cash, money order, certified checks)
  • Funds for bond (cash, debit, credit cards)
  • Medication: Must be in a prescription bottle, identifying the name of the inmate, the medication, physician and prescription date.
  • Medical needs items: Physician-issued equipment, eyeglasses, contact lenses and supplies

Contact Visits

  • Contact visitation is only allowed for approved professional visitors.

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