Marquette County Jail – Marquette, MI

Marquette County Jail is located in Marquette County and is the main jail for the region. Know someone at Marquette County Jail? This guide gives you info about anything you might need to know about Marquette County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Marquette County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information and advice you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that might help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Marquette County Jail
236 W. Baraga Ave.
Marquette, MI 49855

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 906-225-8435
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who’s in jail at Marquette County Jail you have to navigate to their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Marquette County Jail Inmate List has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can find information for anyone who has been arrested or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can get the information quicker if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one might be in another county jail you can check our guide to other Michigan jails: Other Jails in Michigan


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is the photograph taken by the police when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the Marquette County Jail website, or you can see them at the Marquette County Jail. When viewing online you have to enter their full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Marquette County Jail site? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail will be decided by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are required not to go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner in the Marquette County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that 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 Marquette County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Marquette County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

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

Have you ever had to use a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, 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 Programs
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • First, will have to answer some questions, like your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any secrets that could help others to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged can take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the faster you post bail, the quicker you will be released. Also, how fast you get released can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge must determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go to jail, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. This information will be put in the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so double-check the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone calls may be limited or forbidden.

The Marquette County Jail phone number is: 906-225-8435

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of delivery. You should write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail is opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Marquette County Jail
236 W. Baraga Ave.
Marquette, MI 49855

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Marquette County Jail
236 W. Baraga Ave.
Marquette, MI 49855


The mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to visit the official Marquette County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you get a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the Michigan State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a case file containing a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case using the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Marquette County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Marquette County magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include your background information and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can request to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do this, just query the Marquette County jail website, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records online or you can call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Marquette County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be listed and registered on both a national and 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 listings online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to get the street address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any documents filed in your court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you call the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Marquette County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Marquette County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Marquette 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 Marquette 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 someone in jail at Marquette County Jail can change, so we suggest that you check the the Marquette County Jail website before you send money 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 Marquette County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Marquette 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 Marquette 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 Marquette County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in what you write:

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


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Marquette County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Marquette County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to throw a shout out to somebody you met when you were locked up? Post a message to them below.

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  1. Michele B says:

    Please could I have Scott L ID number and tell him I’ll write soon. I love and miss him.

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