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Kent County MI Correctional Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: May 10, 2021
703 Ball Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Kent 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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Kent County MI 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: 616-632-6300

The Kent County MI Correctional Facility is a medium-security detention center located at 703 Ball Ave Grand Rapids, MI which is operated locally by the Kent 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. Kent County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Grand Rapids Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Correctional Facility is a system of facilities that house the inmates committed to the custody of the Sheriff. In addition to these, the jail always has a small number of inmates out on Writs that are temporarily lodged in other jails or prisons.

The main jail employs the podular and dormitory housing designs to accommodate approximately 1,100 inmates of all security classifications. The facility is programmed for internal security to consist of a combination of direct and indirect supervision.

We are one of the few facilities in the country to have three state-of-the-art integrated computer systems working simultaneously. We employ a Jail Management System which ties in with our live scan Identix fingerprint and Video Mugshot systems.

Inmates order commissary on Wednesday - they have phone cards available for direct dialing ($20 min). Inmate phone service through Securus. Fifteen-minute calls are $8.10. With an InmateAid number, we can get the same 15-minute call for $3.15 (save $4.95 per call). Click here to check it out.

Inmate Locator

Kent County MI 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 Kent County MI 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 616-632-6300.


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

Visitation Information

Kent County MI Correctional Facility - Visitation

Special Notes

  1. All visitations are via video and subject to unforeseen lock-down and other situations which may postpone or cancel all visitations.
  2. Cell phones and other electronic recording devices are prohibited in the video visitation area. Lockers are available for storage of personal items. The cost to use a locker is twenty-five (25) cents, quarters only. Change is not available at the jail. The quarter will be refunded after the locker key is returned.
  3. If the person you visited seems depressed, is making suicidal statements or you have given them disappointing news, please inform KCCF Mental Health Staff at (616) 632-6222.

Personal Visitation

All visits have to be scheduled 24 in advance. A visitor may schedule by:

  • Scheduling online using the Renovo Visitor Website
  • Visitors can call the visitation line at (616) 632-6383 for scheduling assistance, 7 days a week between 9:00am and 9:00pm.
  • For visitors that do not have access to a computer or have an e-mail address, a kiosk is available in the visiting lobby.
  • Online help is available on how to use the Renovo website by viewing online videos.

Code of Conduct for Visitors

  • Visitors will adhere to certain rules of dress. High cut shorts, halter tops, low cut dresses or blouses, tank tops and dresses with slits past the knee will not be allowed. Shirt and footwear must be worn.
  • No visit will be permitted if the visitor appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • During the visit, the visitor will remain seated.
  • The use of gum, food, drink, matches, lighters and/or all tobacco products are prohibited within the Correctional Facility.
  • No cell phone, recording device or camera will be allowed into the facility or visitation area.
  • A visit can be terminated by KCCF staff at any time, without notice.
  • A professional visitor cannot use the professional visiting privilege to visit a relative. The visit must occur and count as a regular visit.
  • Children will not be left unattended in the visitation or accounting lobby area.

General Population & Juvenile Inmate Visitation Policy

  • Visitors must check in AT LEAST 20 minutes prior to their visitation start time. Visitors frequently arriving late may be banned.
  • Juvenile inmates must have an approved list of visitors before they are allowed to have any visits.
  • General population inmates will receive one (1) visit per week. Only two (2) visitors will be allowed per visit.
  • Visitors ages 17 and under cannot schedule visits by themselves and must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Working trustees will receive three (3) visits per week. Only two (2) visitors will be allowed per visit.
  • Visiting hours Mon-Fri: All inmates can visit from 8:00am to 11:00am; 1:00pm to 5:00pm; 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
    Visiting hours Sat-Sun: All inmates can visit from 8:00am to 11:00am; 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
  • Additional visits per week will be available for purchase ($15). For example: if an inmate already had their 1 visit used for the week, a visitor can purchase a 2nd, 3rd or 4th visit.

Internet Video Visits (At-Home Visitation)

Kent County Correctional Facility offers at home, internet video visits

  • This technology allows visitors who are not able to visit at the facility to schedule visits and video chat, from home, with an inmate using the Renovo Scheduling System.
  • Visits will take place 7 days a Week from 8:00am to 11:00am; 1:00pm to 5:00pm; and 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
  • 25-Minute Visit is $10.00
  • 10-Minute Visits are $4.00
  • Code of conduct policies remains the same as onsite visitation, if the rules and regulations are broken, a visitor will be banned from internet visitation.

Married Inmates (both housed within the jail) Visitation

Married inmates will be allowed to visit when both are incarcerated. A married inmate shall be responsible to prove they are legally married. Married inmates will be limited to one visit per week.

Hospitalized Inmate Visitation

An inmate that has been admitted into the hospital will not be allowed, visitors. Attorney or emergency visits due to serious medical conditions must be approved by an on-duty Shift Sergeant only. These approved visits are subject to the hospital's visitation rules.

Administrative Restrictive Unit Visitation

Inmates housed in the administrative restrictive unit will receive one (1) visit per week. Only two (2) visitors will be allowed to visit.

Visiting for the administrative restrictive units will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays only. The visiting times are 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Professional Visitation

Professional visitors wishing to visit must come to the visiting/information desk at the Kent County Correctional Facility and register. A valid approved issued I.D. must be presented to staff. Professional visitors without any of the following listed approved I.D's must get prior approval to visit an inmate from Jail Administration by calling (616) 632-6401 or Inmate Service Administrator by calling (616) 632-6379.

  • Professional visiting list
  • Probation/Parole ID
  • Attorney bar card
  • Police Agency ID
  • Bondsperson
  • Court personnel

Professional visitors will not be allowed access without approved ID or pre-approval from Jail Administration.

Professional visitors will be allowed to visit from 8:00am to 11:00am; 1:00pm to 5:00pm; and 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Additional visiting information:

  • Professional visitors will not be permitted to bring any photography equipment, recording devices, laptops, tablets, portable DVD players or cell phones into the secure facility without prior approval from the Jail Administration.
  • All weapons must be secured in the provided gun lockers prior to admittance into the facility.
  • All visitors must successfully pass through the metal detector before being allowed into the facility. All bags and/or briefcases will be searched prior to entry.
  • Do not bring contraband into the facility. Contraband is anything which is not issued to the inmate or explicitly approved by the Jail Administration. Examples can include but are not limited to: pencils, pens, paper, envelopes, paperclips, stamps, food items, hygiene items, clothing items, etc.
  • Do not accept any gifts or favors from inmates and do not do favors for them. Do not mail letters or relay messages on their behalf, or make purchases for them. Basic needs are adequately provided to all inmates.
  • • While some degree of confidentiality is important, professional visitors are required to immediately report any indication of planned escape, violence, suicide or anything which could jeopardize the safety and security of the facility.
  • Refer to the “Code of Conduct for Visitors” above for additional information.

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