Missaukee County Jail – Lake City, MI

Missaukee County Jail is in Missaukee County and is the primary correctional facility for this county. Know somebody locked up in Missaukee County Jail? This guide tells you information about everything related to Missaukee County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Missaukee County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the advice and information you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that would help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Missaukee County Jail
110 S Pine St
Lake City, MI 49651

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 231-839-4338
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and need to find them?

Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

To find out who’s in jail at Missaukee County Jail you need to click on their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Missaukee County Jail Inmate Search has information on people currently in custody, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can get info about anyone who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can find their arrest information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our guide to other Michigan jails: Other Jails in Michigan


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the website, or you can see them in person at the Missaukee County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in their name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Missaukee County Jail site? This is difficult, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will 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 sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and you must not leave town.

Usually, an inmate at Missaukee County Jail are given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was set before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the Missaukee County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, 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 will need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

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

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, 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 Programs
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer some questions, like your full name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How did the guards treat you? Do you have any things that might help other people make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process may take between 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get let go. Also, it might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a magistrate has to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, expect to be released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, and tell them that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go to jail, like your drivers license or even ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of visitors as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
The Missaukee County Jail visitation procedures can change, so it would be wise to review the official 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 . Calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on 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 under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 231-839-4338

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail is opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Missaukee County Jail
110 S Pine St
Lake City, MI 49651

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Missaukee County Jail
110 S Pine St
Lake City, MI 49651


The inmate mail policy at Missaukee County Jail is always changing, so we suggest that you review the the Missaukee County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Michigan.

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

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records contain a file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed in the case. You can access your court case records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your court case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Missaukee County court magistrate acts as the judge that will preside on your court case. They do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to get your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your term.


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Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to go to the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the 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 inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t see the precise address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the Missaukee County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from other states. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not discover if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Was your search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Missaukee County Jail is quite unpleasant, soon you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at about six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following breakfast participate 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 Missaukee 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 Missaukee 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 process for sending money to inmates can change, so you should review the the Missaukee County Jail website when send money to someone in jail there.

    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 Missaukee County Jail

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

    • 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 an inmate in Missaukee County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write down what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Missaukee County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did going to jail affect your life?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to talk to someone you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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