Macomb County Jail – Mt. Clemens, MI

Macomb County Jail is in Macomb County and is the correctional facility for that region. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Macomb County Jail? This guide will tell you about everything one might want to know about Macomb County Jail,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Macomb County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Macomb County Jail intake procedures. Court records. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information that you’ll need to make going to jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Macomb County Jail
43565 Elizabeth Road
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 586-469-5151
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and need to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to see who’s in jail at Macomb County Jail you will have to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Macomb County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find the same information about anybody arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you have their name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for is in a different jail you can check our guide to other Michigan jails: Michigan County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the photos, and they are on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Macomb County Jail prisoners can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Macomb County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to input their first and last name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot removed from the Macomb County Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means 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 getting your mugshot removed, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you will not be permitted to leave the county.

Typically, an inmate at Macomb County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to stay jail each day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on how serious your crime is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total that was determined in order to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Macomb County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s very simple to do. First of all, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Macomb County Jail

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each 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.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some simple questions, such as your full name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes from 30 minutes to all day. In other words the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, expect to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring allowed items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, as well as the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put in the log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Macomb 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

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about 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 you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 586-469-5151

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected by staff, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Macomb County Jail:

Macomb County Jail
43565 Elizabeth Road
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Macomb County Jail
43565 Elizabeth Road
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043


The inmate mail policy at Macomb County Jail can change, so you should visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or family member find a lawyer for you. You might be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, an attorney can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the court system in your county. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about this, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the Michigan State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records are comprised of a case file containing a docket and every documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the Macomb County website, or at the Macomb County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Macomb County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records related to your case are kept and available to you at Macomb County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about your background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Remember you are allowed to request to have your own copy of the report before sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are required to report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you should query the Macomb County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Macomb County court website or you are able to call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state 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 offenders on the internet, but you should know that you can’t find the actual address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and any documents filed in the case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Macomb County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not be able to see if someone has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you 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? Did you search online or did you call the Macomb County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your comments could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Macomb County,the Macomb County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Macomb County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Macomb County Jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Macomb 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 Macomb 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 inmates at Macomb County Jail could change, so visit the official Macomb County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate.

    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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Macomb County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Macomb 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 Macomb County Jail

    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:

    • 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 an inmate at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Macomb County Jail?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Macomb County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you fairly treated? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to get in touch with someone from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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    Links and Resources

    Main Macomb County Jail Website
    Macomb County Jail Inmate Search
    Macomb County Jail Mugshots
    Macomb County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Macomb County Jail Visitation Policy Link
    Macomb County Jail Jail Mail Link
    Macomb County Jail Inmate Search
    Macomb County Warrant Inquiry
    Macomb County Jail Arrest Inquiry
    Macomb County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Macomb County Jail Employment


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  1. scully says:

    This is hilarious! I love everyone in jail! :-)

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