The Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility
in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility
are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.
The men, women and juveniles being held in the Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility
are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Kent County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Michigan Prison
or Federal Prison System
Inmates in the Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility
are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.
The other jail facilities in Kent County, Michigan are: Kent County Community Re-entry Center
, Kent County Honor Camp
, Wyoming City Jail
. In addition, Kent County houses the following juvenile facility: Kent County Juvenile Detention
On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Kent County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility
Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Kent County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.
Kent County Jail & Correctional Facility Inmate Search
Kent County Sheriff's Office
703 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Jail (Main): 616-632-6412
Juvenile Detention: 616-632-5758
District Attorney: 616-632-6714
Adult Probation: 616-363-6808
Juvenile Probation: 616-363-6808
Adult Court: 616-363-6124
Juvenile Court: 616-632-6664
Public Defender: 616-774-9577
To find out how much it will cost to bail out a recently arrested offender in Kent County call 616-632-6300.
Visitors to the Kent County Correctional Facility must schedule a visit at least 24 hours in advance. Scheduling a visit can be done online by going here.
If you need assistance on how inmate visitation works in Kent County there are several instructional videos here.
You can also schedule a visit by calling 616-632-6383 any day between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM or you can schedule a visit using the kiosk in the jail lobby if you don't have your own computer or email address.
Internet Visitation from your home computer can take place any day of the week during the following hours:
8:00 to 11:00 AM, 1:00 to 4:00 PM, 6:00 to 10:00 PM.
Visiting Hours for the Community Re-Entry Center are on Saturday and Sundays only during the following hours:
8:00 to 11:00 AM, 1:00 to 3:00 PM, 6:00 to 10:00 PM.
Go here and scroll to the bottom to review policies and visit times for Lawyer, Clergy and other professional visits at all facilities.