Sheriff_Logo Sherry Knight, Jail Administrator
207 E. Cayuga St.
PO Box 568
Bellaire, MI 49615
Phone:  231-533-8627
Fax:  231-533-8166


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. 

Now newly added to our jail 

GUARDIAN RFID® helps jails of all sizes maximize defensibly, compliance, and operational efficiency by managing, monitoring, and tracking in-custody inmates in real-time.  GUARDIAN RFID is deployed by jails of all sizes throughout the United States.

Inmates are required to wear non-implantable devices at all times. Any incident of non-compliance will not be tolerated. Inmates will be subject to fines and disciplinary action, including prosecution.

All systems and devices using RFID technology are designed, tested, and manufactured to comply with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations. RF energy levels generated are similar to those found in consumer electronics. Inmate-worn devices are hypoallergenic. RF-based inmate identification is the exclusive property of Antrim County.