The Record-Eagle's past and continuing coverage of Grand Traverse County's jail:

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TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Police investigated an attempted suicide in Grand Traverse County’s jail hours after a settlement in the inmate …

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County commissioners will discuss inmate health at their monthly meeting Wednesday, following an ongoing contro…

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County Administrator Nate Alger has completed his inquiry into the handling of a former jail inmate’s medical c…

TRAVERSE CITY — Brenda Strait knew something wasn’t right the first time she stepped into Dr. James Leete’s office with her drug-addicted son.

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County sheriff’s Lt. Chris Barsheff takes command of a county jail wracked by scandal in the wake of former Cap…

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County's jail Capt. Todd Ritter submitted his resignation letter April 11, a week after officials placed him on…

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County officials hope to increase the safety of inmates at the county jail by making modifications to shower areas.

TRAVERSE CITY — In the wake of two inmate suicides, Grand Traverse County commissioners formed a committee to enhance the mental health servic…

TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities accused a woman of attempting to smuggle drugs into the jail after a deputy found a pipe with leftover meth inside.

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County’s jail is set for a few small facelifts that many hope will increase safety.

TRAVERSE CITY — Administrators at Grand Traverse County’s jail fired an officer who faces charges following allegations he passed notes betwee…

TRAVERSE CITY — Darcie Pickren knows the stress and isolation that comes with a jail sentence.

TRAVERSE CITY — Mental health services in the Grand Traverse County Jail will be expanded to allow for inmates to receive mental health care p…

TRAVERSE CITY — Marco Brown nearly joined the ranks of one type of statistic, and now strives to keep himself a member of another sort.

TRAVERSE CITY — Corrections officers and first responders revived a man after he stopped breathing in Grand Traverse County's jail during a su…

TRAVERSE CITY — An attorney for the families of two inmates who killed themselves inside Grand Traverse County’s jail hopes to uncover thousan…

TRAVERSE CITY — A settlement puts to bed a lawsuit over Grand Traverse County sheriff's officials withholding of certain details in a jail inm…

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County’s sheriff had a simple message for county commissioners: The services provided at the jail are woefully …

TRAVERSE CITY — An inmate serving time for an embezzlement conviction faces an additional criminal charge after police said he sexually assaul…

TRAVERSE CITY — An inmate at Grand Traverse County's jail claimed another inmate sexually assaulted him as he slept, authorities said.

TRAVERSE CITY — Deputies again prevented a suicide at Grand Traverse County’s jail after an inmate was spotted on surveillance cameras with a …

TRAVERSE CITY — Panicked screams from fellow inmates echoed throughout Grand Traverse County’s jail before officers found Marilyn Lucille Palm…

TRAVERSE CITY — Officials provided only a thumbnail sketch of circumstances surrounding a woman's apparent suicide inside Grand Traverse Count…

TRAVERSE CITY — A woman’s death is under investigation after corrections officers again found an inmate hanging dead inside Grand Traverse Cou…

TRAVERSE CITY — A lawsuit targets Grand Traverse County officials after some claimed a recent, closed-door commission meeting ran afoul of sta…

EDITOR'S NOTE: The continuing grim grip of the nationwide opioid epidemic, probes into a high-profile suicide inside Grand Traverse County's j…

TRAVERSE CITY — Police said a local inmate twice tried to kill herself in one evening at Grand Traverse County’s jail before she was eventuall…

TRAVERSE CITY — Another inmate's suicide attempt was again thwarted by corrections officers after deputies said they stopped a local man from …

TRAVERSE CITY — A 48-year-old inmate was taken to a hospital after he was found attempting to hang himself from his bunk bed, marking the seco…

TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities said they interrupted a recent suicide attempt after an inmate at Grand Traverse County’s jail tried to choke hers…

TRAVERSE CITY — The parents of an inmate who hanged himself in Grand Traverse County’s jail aim to hold the county and the sheriff’s departmen…

TRAVERSE CITY — Corrections officers said they stopped an inmate’s recent suicide attempt inside a jail cell.

TRAVERSE CITY — A lawyer aims to pry loose key details surrounding an inmate’s suicide at Grand Traverse County’s jail with a lawsuit levied a…

TRAVERSE CITY — A Traverse City woman faces accusations she broke into a relative's safe to steal prescription pills.

TRAVERSE CITY — Tom Bousamra has seen many holes to fill during his 30-plus years as a chaplain for Grand Traverse County’s jail.

TRAVERSE CITY — A Michigan Sheriff’s Association investigation indicates unchecked cells, botched paperwork and other inadequacies at Grand Tr…

TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities anticipate a potential lawsuit following “some indications” of negligence or wrongdoing by corrections officers af…

TRAVERSE CITY — Alan Bradley Halloway will remain in Grand Traverse County’s jail on a $1 million cash or surety bond after he was arraigned o…

TRAVERSE CITY — A man accused of shooting another during an argument outside a Traverse City apartment complex will face multiple felony charg…

TRAVERSE CITY — KeAnna Harris saw a stranger fire four shots into a man's body, amid a flurry of kicks and punches, before fleeing the Bay Hil…

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TRAVERSE CITY — A Blair Township man's mistaken release from jail led to a dog's death after it attacked a sheriff's deputy tasked with rearre…

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TRAVERSE CITY — An inmate in Grand Traverse County's jail was revived after paramedics administered an overdose-reversal drug, authorities said.

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TRAVERSE CITY — A new plan effectively reverses a much-criticized move by Northern Lakes Community Mental Health officials to withdraw service…

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TRAVERSE CITY — Local defense attorney Janet Mistele couldn't understand why a jailed client’s messages asking for help from Northern Lakes Co…

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TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County commissioners will follow their legal counsel's recommendations in the run-up to a pending trial about a…

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TRAVERSE CITY — A civil lawsuit over a man's death in Grand Traverse County's jail is poised to begin trial in federal court.

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County officials could lease an unused portion of the county's jail facilities to a nonprofit addiction treatme…

TRAVERSE CITY — Officials from Grand Traverse County and Northern Lakes Community Mental Health will discuss a possible resolution to a long-running dispute over mental health services for county jail inmates during a Wednesday meeting.

TRAVERSE CITY — Attorneys representing Grand Traverse County want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the county and Sheriff Tom Bensley related to a man's death in the county jail.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Newsmakers 2014 profiles people, places and events that made news in the Grand Traverse region during the past year.

TRAVERSE CITY — Tight money and looming, major changes on the Grand Traverse County's governing board arrested a push by some county officials to build a new jail.

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County’s jail capacity could shrink — at least on paper — if county officials embrace a recommendation to elimi…

TRAVERSE CITY — A Grand Traverse County commissioner will question how the county pays for jail mental health services during a committee meeting set for Wednesday. Board members during the meeting will consider renewing a contract with Traverse City-based Nexus Family Services to provide substance abuse and life skills education programs to inmates.

TRAVERSE CITY — An inmate tried to kill himself at Grand Traverse County's jail by cutting his arm with a broken plastic spoon.

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County's sheriff backed off his efforts to bar potential media access to a jailed high-profile criminal defenda…

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TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County is headed to court in an effort to collect money from county jail inmates.

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TRAVERSE CITY — Some Grand Traverse County officials appear eager to build a new multimillion-dollar jail, even before two federal jail consul…

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TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County commissioners might dust off a decade-old proposal to build a new jail.

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TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County sheriff’s deputies found a jail inmate who walked away from his work release two months ago.

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Randy Woodcock takes prescribed methadone and morphine every day.

A man who escaped from the Grand Traverse County jail earned more time there because of his breakout.

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A man who died in jail had about twice the normal lethal dose of methadone in his system, reports indicate, but a doctor contracted by the jai…

A man who died in the Grand Traverse County Jail had a high amount of methadone in his system, his mother said.

Grand Traverse County paid a private psychiatrist more than $20,000 a year for at least 7 years to provide services to jail inmates, despite a…

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TRAVERSE CITY — Three sergeants are among four Grand Traverse County sheriff's employees suspected in thefts of money from an inmate fund, but…

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TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County Jail corrections officers are the prime suspects in an investigation into disappearances of more than $1…