The Kalkaska County Jail is an adult facility located within the Village of Kalkaska. The jail has a capacity of 62 inmates and is governed by the Administrative Rules for Jails by the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC).
During the past four years of inspections performed by MDOC, the Kalkaska County Jail has received 100% compliance awards. This distinct honor has been shared with only four other Michigan counties.
We strive to provide Kalkaska County inmates with a safe, humane and secure environment while housed in our facility. Our staff of dedicated professionals works diligently to reduce recidivism while respecting the rights and dignity of the inmates. Custodial care is given in a non-discriminatory manner and continuance of family and community contacts are encouraged.
Inmates housed are awaiting pre-trials, detention or have been sentenced to time not more than 1 year.
The following prisoner sentence reduction programs are available to qualifying inmates:
-Supervised work details
-Monitored release program (electronic tether).
Inmates are also provided with the following educational courses:
General Education Studies, Substance Abuse and anger management counseling. Medical and mental health services are provided when necessary. In addition, area chaplains and church clergy often provide assistance and spiritual guidance to inmates within our facility.