Menominee County Jail – Menominee, MI

Menominee County Jail is in Menominee County, Michigan and is the primary correctional facility for the county. Know somebody in jail at Menominee County Jail? This site will tell you info about anything one might want to know about Menominee County Jailsuch as the following: Find out who’s in jail at Menominee County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the information that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Menominee County Jail
831 10Th Avenue
Menominee, MI 49858

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 906-863-4441
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 don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to locate them?

To see who is in jail at Menominee County Jail you need to navigate to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Menominee County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. Also, you can get the same information on anyone booked or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find their arrest information fast if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for is in another jail you can look here, too: Michigan County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is the photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Menominee County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the Menominee County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter the first and last name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot erased from the Menominee County Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, an inmate will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to return to the jail every day after work, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is dictated by how serious your charges are. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total set in order for you to be released. If you don’t go to your court date, that person will lose that 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 have to call the Menominee County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Menominee County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it’s very simple to do. To start with, you need to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If so, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Menominee County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you use the phone to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will be freed. Also, it might depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if the judge has to figure out your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the date of your release, plan to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail, and let them know that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring things that are allowed when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered in a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor must provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Menominee County Jail can change, so we suggest that you check the official Menominee County Jail jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are typically more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or cut altogether.

The Menominee County Jail phone number is: 906-863-4441

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not mail a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read and examined 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 an inmate at Menominee County Jail:

Menominee County Jail
831 10Th Avenue
Menominee, MI 49858

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Menominee County Jail
831 10Th Avenue
Menominee, MI 49858


The mail policy at Menominee County Jail is always changing, so you should review the the Menominee County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the court system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Menominee County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney? How did they do?

Court Records

Menominee County court records are public records. Court records contain a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You are able to access court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Menominee 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 any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records associated with your case are kept at Menominee County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your court case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the person who presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will consider when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you should request to have a copy of this report before sentencing, and correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can just go to the Menominee County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Menominee County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Menominee County jail, by phone, go there in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Menominee County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see this information online, but remember that you will not be able to get the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file that contains a docket and all filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. Go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • 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, usually won’t discover if that person has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Menominee County,the Sheriff 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

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in Menominee County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Menominee 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 Menominee 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 money to inmates is likely to change, so check the 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 Menominee County Jail

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 Menominee County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Menominee County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Menominee County Jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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