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Michelle M. Sanborn
Jail Administrator

Michelle oversees the administrative operations of the Macomb County Jail. The jail has 1458 beds, and is the largest single-site corrections detention facility in the State of Michigan.

Michelle’s responsibilities include inspections, accreditations and compliance with numerous federal, state and local mandates. She’s involved in the revision of policies and procedures to improve efficiency of jail operations, safety and security of the facility. Michelle over see’s contracts for prisoner programs and services and is involved in technology procurement, physical plant concerns, renovations and jail expansion projects.

Michelle began working at the Macomb County Jail in 1984 as a Substance Abuse Therapist. She holds a Masters Degree, is a Certified Social Worker and Certified Jail Manager.

She implemented the first prisoner Pay to Stay program in Michigan, has been active in conducting training seminars across the Nation, and is involved in numerous committees and other related criminal justice projects. Michelle is the former 1st Vice President of the American Jail Association, and served 14 years as the Secretary for the Michigan Sheriff’s, Jail Administrators’ Association.
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