Manistee County Jail – Manistee, MI

Manistee County Jail is in Manistee County, MI and is the main correctional facility for this county. Know somebody locked up at Manistee County Jail? This site gives you information about anything one might want to know about Manistee County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Manistee County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give information and advice that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Manistee County Jail
1525 E. Parkdale Ave.
Manistee, MI 49660

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (231)-723-8435
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and want to contact them?

Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

In order to find out who is in jail at Manistee County Jail you will have to navigate to their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Manistee County Jail Inmate Search has information on people currently in custody, including custody status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get information on anyone booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find the information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member could possibly be locked up at a different jail you can check the other Michigan county jails in our Michigan County Jail Guide: Michigan Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is a photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they’re kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Manistee County Jail prisoners can be found online, or you can view them at the Manistee County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken off of the Manistee County Jail site? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and you are required not to leave the county.

In most cases, prisoners in the Manistee County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay is dictated by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set so you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for court, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Manistee County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. They generally charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman will use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Manistee County Jail

Have you ever had to use a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

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

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some basic questions, like your full name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 30 minutes to all day. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, it might depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into jail custody. 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 aren’t late. Only bring approved items with you, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. Each and every visitor must provide identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures can change, so you should review the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are much pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: (231)-723-8435

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and reviewed by the staff, and the mail will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Manistee County Jail, use this address:

Manistee County Jail
1525 E. Parkdale Ave.
Manistee, MI 49660

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Manistee County Jail
1525 E. Parkdale Ave.
Manistee, MI 49660


The mail policy at Manistee County Jail is always changing, so you should double check the official website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the legal system in your county. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more information on how to find an attorney, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Michigan.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Manistee County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed. You can access your court case records with the Manistee County website, or at the Manistee County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Manistee County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records from your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with your background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you are able to request to receive a copy of the report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to query the Manistee County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Manistee County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access this information on the website, but remember that you will not get the street address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the Manistee County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not find if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your story might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Manistee County,the Manistee County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Manistee County Jail is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to 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 Manistee 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 Manistee 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 money to jail inmates can change, so you should double check the official Manistee County Jail site when 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 Manistee County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Manistee 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 Manistee 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us 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 Manistee County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Trying to get in touch with someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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