Emmet County Correctional Facility – Petoskey, MI

Emmet County Correctional Facility is located in Emmet County, MI and is the main correctional facility for this county. Know somebody locked up at Emmet County Correctional Facility? This guide will tell you all about anything you might want to know about Emmet County Correctional Facility,such as: How to locate an inmate at Emmet County Correctional Facility. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you info you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Emmet County Correctional Facility
450 Bay Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (231) 347-2036
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has someone that has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To look up who is in jail at Emmet County Correctional Facility you should navigate to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Emmet County Correctional Facility Inmate Lookup has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get the same information for anyone arrested and processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information quicker if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be locked up at a different jail you should look here: Michigan Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is the photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Emmet County Correctional Facility prisoners are on the Emmet County Correctional Facility website, or you can view them at the Emmet County Correctional Facility. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the prisoner’s first and last name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken off of the Emmet County Correctional Facility website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, a bail amount is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Usually, a prisoner will be given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to go back to jail every day after work, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for court, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the Emmet County Correctional Facility or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its really easy. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will ask to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your legal name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a phone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get released from jail. This process will take between 15 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge still needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered into the visitors log for the inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Emmet County Correctional Facility change often, so you should double-check the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (231) 347-2036

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail will be opened and read by the jail administration, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Emmet County Correctional Facility:

Emmet County Correctional Facility
450 Bay Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Emmet County Correctional Facility
450 Bay Street
Petoskey, MI 49770


The Emmet County Correctional Facility mail policy is always changing, so check the the Emmet County Correctional Facility website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and show you the way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer in Emmet County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the Michigan State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records include a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You have the ability to access court records with the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Emmet County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents associated with your court case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that will preside on your case. They do many different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to receive a copy of this report before sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you must go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Emmet County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view this information online, but remember that you will not find the street address, just the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a court docket and all documents filed in your case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the Emmet County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These databases are all linked so you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for crimes, which include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t find out if someone has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Emmet County,the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Emmet County jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Emmet County Correctional Facility, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Emmet County Correctional Facility uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send money to someone in jail might change, so be sure to double check the the Emmet County Correctional Facility website when you send money to an inmate there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Emmet County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Emmet County Correctional Facility, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Emmet County Correctional Facility

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?

    If you have, then please write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Emmet County Correctional Facility

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