|Sherry Knight, Jail Administrator
207 E. Cayuga St.
PO Box 568
Bellaire, MI 49615
ANTRIM COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
The Antrim County Correctional facility was built in 1955. Over the years renovations have been made to the building to increase the growing inmate population and to gain compliance with new Michigan Department of Corrections rules. The Antrim County Jail is rated to hold 56 inmates by the Michigan Department of Corrections.
The Antrim County Jail is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by 14 full time Corrections Deputies, 1 full time Food Service Director, 1 full time cook, 1 full time and 1 part-time nurse, 1 part-time Doctor, 4 Corporals, and one Sergeant/Jail Administrator. All Corrections Officers are certified through EMPCO, in partnership with the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP), the Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council (MSCTC) and the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association (MSA). All Corrections Officers must attend a 4 week corrections school (Paid) and maintain a minimum of 20 hours continued, annual training to maintain their certification.
Corrections Officers are responsible for the day to day operations of the jail, as well as court escort security, inmate transports to and from other jurisdictions and State Prisons around the State, and a host of other collateral duties. Some members of the Corrections Division are certified instructors in areas such as firearms, TASER®, CPR/AED/First Aid, defensive tactics, OC/Pepper Spray, and fire training, just to name a few.
The jail staff strives to maintain a safe, secure and sanitary facility, as well as insure all inmates are treated fairly and in conformance with State and Federal laws and the Constitution of the United States.