Lenawee County Jail – Adrian, MI

Lenawee County Jail is in Lenawee County, MI and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Looking for someone locked up at Lenawee County Jail? This page will tell you information about everything you might need to know about Lenawee County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Lenawee County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and any comments or feedback that might be beneficial to others is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Lenawee County Jail
405 N. Winter
Adrian, MI 49221

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 517-263-0524
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and want to find them?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To look up who’s in jail at Lenawee County Jail you should go to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Lenawee County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can get info on anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information faster if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you can check our guide to other Michigan jails: Other Jails in Michigan


Mugshots

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

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Lenawee County Jail inmates can be searched on the Lenawee County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Lenawee County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input their name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Lenawee County Jail website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you must not travel out of the county.

Usually, inmates will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail each day after work, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined so you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but usually, its really easy. To start with, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Lenawee County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some simple questions, like your full name, home address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged takes from 15 minutes to many hours. So, the faster you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you are not late. Just bring allowed items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s names will go into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor will be required to provide identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Lenawee County Jail can change, so make sure that you double-check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. 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 inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 517-263-0524

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be sent via US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail will be opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Lenawee County Jail is:

Lenawee County Jail
405 N. Winter
Adrian, MI 49221

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Lenawee County Jail
405 N. Winter
Adrian, MI 49221


The Lenawee County Jail mail policy changes, so it would be best to visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Lenawee County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are members of the Michigan State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Michigan.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Lenawee County court records are a matter of public record. They have a case file with a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the Lenawee County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your case are kept at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Lenawee County magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to see your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you should query the Lenawee County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the website or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Lenawee County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You can access these listings online, but remember that you can’t find the exact address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the Lenawee County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find if that person has had any:

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

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Lenawee County,The Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Lenawee County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will be required to 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 Lenawee 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 Lenawee 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 procedure to send funds to Lenawee County Jail inmates might change, so be sure to visit the the Lenawee County Jail website before you send any money.

    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 Lenawee County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Lenawee 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 Lenawee 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 been a prisoner in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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