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.