The Calhoun County Correctional Facility is located in the City of Battle Creek and was opened in 1994. It is a Direct Supervision facility, meaning that corrections officers work in the living areas of the inmates/detainees. The jail is rated for 630 inmates/detainees and employs a staff of approximately 120. The local population averages 275-325 inmates/detainees and, in order to offset costs and raise revenue for the County, rents out remaining beds to other cities, counties, and the federal government.
The Corrections Division is further responsible for Court and Justice Center Security, as well as the transportation of inmates/detainees to and from Courts and other correctional facilities.
- Secure lodging for pre-sentenced and sentenced inmates/detainees
- Prisoner Transport and Court Security
- Support Services to Inmates/Detainees (24-hour NCCHC Accreditated Medical Care, food service, religious support, laundry, counseling, GED education, etc.)
- Contract Civil Detention
The Calhoun County Correctional Facility is a 24-hour / 7-day-a-week operation. However, inmate/detainee visitation takes place between 7:00 am - 2:45 pm, Monday-Friday, with the last visitation request accepted at 2:15pm, as follows:
Inmates/Detainees with last name beginning with:
Inmate/Detainee Correspondence *
185 East Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, Michigan 49014-4066
Jail Chaplain: Brett Folkena (269) 969-6321
Chaplain Emeritus: Dave Mason (269) 969-6321
Inmate/Detainee Information: (269) 969-6303**
Inmate/Detainee Visitation: (269) 969-6313
* Inmate/Detainee mail will be opened prior to delivery to the inmate/detainee and searched for contraband, unless it is clearly marked as "Legal Mail" from a bona fide Law Firm. In these cases, Legal mail will be opened in the presence of the inmate/detainee and then searched for contraband.
** It should be noted that the only information permissible to be given the public concerning an inmate/detainee is whether he/she is lodged and what the bond amount will be.
Inmate/Detainee Account Fund
The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office accepts funds for inmates/detainees that will be held in an account. These funds may be used to purchase items from the correction center commissary, pay for medical and other health related expenses, haircuts, and other items as they come up. You can send funds in the following ways:
- Cash (in person)
- Western Union
- Credit Card (at the following number: 866-345-1884)
Please make sure you include the inmate's/detainee's full name on the envelope.
Policies and Procedures
Adult visitors must be at least 17 years old and provide and valid drivers license, personal ID card, or Military ID. All of the above must include a photograph. Visitors under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult visitor.
All persons entering the Justice Complex must enter through the main entrance and will be subject to search by a metal detector. Handbags and other items will be passed through an X-ray machine.
Because of the secure nature of the facility, citizens are not allowed free access to the jail. However, organized tours are made available to groups. If you are interested in a tour, please contact Lt. Thomas at (269) 969-6353 or Lt. Hirakis at (269) 969-6346.
- Cell Phones
- Firearms or other weapons
- Knifes of any kind
- Chemical Sprays
- Photographic or recording devices
- Video Games
- Music Devices