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Macomb County Jail - Maximum Security area tour

The County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a special event to allow the public one final opportunity to tour a portion of the existing Macomb County Jail, a historic landmark before it undergoes demolition later this year. Visitors will be allowed to walk through the original Maximum Security area which was built in the 1960’s and somewhat resembles Alcatraz.

When: Wednesday, May 15th and Thursday, May 16th - 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Macomb County Jail - West Entrance, 43565 Elizabeth Rd, Mt Clemens, MI 48043

Please note: 
Reservations are required and interested parties including large groups, such as schools or clubs can schedule a tour by contacting Macomb County Sheriff's Office Training Division at 586-307-9311. 

Attendees are advised that stairs are required for access to the West Entrance of the facility.

The demolition of a portion of the current jail facility is part of a larger initiative to make way for the new Central Intake and Assessment Center with renovations being done to the remaining parts of the jail. This center is designed to provide crucial support to individuals in need of mental health and substance use assistance within the community. More information regarding the Safe and Healthy Macomb initiative can be found on

This occasion marks a unique opportunity to witness history in the making and to commemorate the legacy of the Macomb County Jail.

Date: May 15, 2024
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Department: Sheriff
Category: Community Events
Location: Macomb County Sheriff's Office