Osceola County Jail – Reed City, MI

Osceola County Jail is in Osceola County and is the main jail for that area. Know someone in Osceola County Jail? This page gives you information about everything related to Osceola County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Osceola County Jail. How to view Osceola County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer advice and information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that would help other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Osceola County Jail
325 W. Upton
Reed City, MI 49677

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (231) 832-2288
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Do you know someone who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Osceola County Jail you have to visit their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Osceola County Jail Inmate Search is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find info on anybody who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information fast if you enter their full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at another jail you should check the other Michigan county jails in our Michigan County Jail Guide: Michigan County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is a photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

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

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Osceola County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. You will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is determined using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this may 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 are released from jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you are required not to travel out of the county.

Typically, inmates can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to jail each day after work, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for court, the person that bailed you out of jail 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 Osceola County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, its very simple to do. First, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will request to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Osceola County Jail

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some basic questions, like what is your full name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us secrets that could help others get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you aren’t late. Just bring approved items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will be required to provide identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Osceola County Jail are always changing, so make sure that you review the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden.

The Osceola County Jail phone number is: (231) 832-2288

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 form of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and read by the staff, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Osceola County Jail
325 W. Upton
Reed City, MI 49677

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Osceola County Jail
325 W. Upton
Reed City, MI 49677


The Osceola County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so be sure to double check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are members of the Michigan State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Michigan.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Osceola County court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a case file containing a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You have the ability to access your court records via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate acts as the judge that presides on your case. They do different functions, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. 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 go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, just visit the Osceola County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the court records on the website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by going to the Osceola County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to get the actual address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not discover if someone has had any:

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

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Osceola County,the Sheriff 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 getting locked up in Osceola County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Osceola 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 Osceola 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 people in jail is always changing, so review the official Osceola County Jail site before you send any funds.

    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 Osceola County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Osceola 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 Osceola 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.

    What to write in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


    Click here to write your review of Osceola County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to reconnect with a friend from jail? Write your message below.

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