Genesee County Jail – Flint, MI

Genesee County Jail is located in Genesee County and is the correctional facility for the county. Do you know someone locked up in Genesee County Jail? This page will tell you all about anything related to Genesee County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Genesee County Jail. How to view Genesee County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Genesee County Jail
1002 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 810-257-3557
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find them?

To find out who’s in jail at Genesee County Jail you will need to click on their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Genesee County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find the same information about anybody booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information faster if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be at another jail you should check our guide to other Michigan jails: List of all jails in Michigan


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is the photo that the police take when you are booked into jail. They take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Genesee County Jail inmates are on the website, or you can go in person to the Genesee County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in the person’s first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Genesee County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until then you are required not to leave the county.

Typically, prisoners can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail each day after work, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined so you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Genesee County Jail. If you have all the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Genesee County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will have to answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Do you know any tips that could help other people that get arrested get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process may take from 15 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge needs to determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a release date, you should expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail intake center, and let them know that believe that there could be 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 so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you go, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor will have to provide identification. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Genesee County Jail are always changing, so you should visit the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 810-257-3557

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, prisoner number, and the jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Genesee County Jail:

Genesee County Jail
1002 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Genesee County Jail
1002 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502


The Genesee County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so be sure to review the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or family member to find an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the court system in your county. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

For more information about how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the Michigan State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They contain a file containing a docket and each of the documents in your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the online service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records associated with your case are available at Genesee County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you will have to go to the Genesee County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t see the actual address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that contains a court docket and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records on their website, or at the Genesee County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to the Genesee County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not be able to find out if they has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Genesee County,the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Genesee County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon settle into the daily routine. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Genesee County Jail, 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 Genesee County Jail 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 rules for sending funds to jail inmates might change, so we suggest that you visit the official Genesee County Jail site when you send funds 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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Genesee County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Genesee County Jail, 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 Genesee County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims 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 spent any time in Genesee County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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