Roscommon County Jail – Roscommon, MI

Roscommon County Jail is located in Roscommon County, Michigan and is the primary jail for this county. Are you looking for someone locked up in Roscommon County Jail? This site will tell you info about everything one might want to know about Roscommon County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Roscommon County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Roscommon County court information. And more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Roscommon County Jail
111 S Second St.
Roscommon, MI 48653

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 989-275-5101
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To search who’s in jail at Roscommon County Jail you will need to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Roscommon County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested, including current status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can find information on anybody processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you can check the other Michigan county jails in our Michigan County Jail Guide: Michigan County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is the picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and one profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed online, or you can see them at the Roscommon County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the prisoner’s name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken off of the Roscommon County Jail site? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are not allowed to leave town.

Typically, prisoners at Roscommon County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you are charged with. You will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set in order for you to be released from jail. If you miss your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail 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 need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not accept checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will in most cases use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Roscommon County

Have you ever hired a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, 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
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released 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 each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, street address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us how it happened. How long did it take? How did the guards treat you? Can you tell us tips that could help others get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process may take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will be freed. Also, it might depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go, such as your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be put into the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies can change, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are generally pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Roscommon County Jail phone number is: 989-275-5101

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail gets opened and reviewed by the staff, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Roscommon County Jail is:

Roscommon County Jail
111 S Second St.
Roscommon, MI 48653

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Roscommon County Jail
111 S Second St.
Roscommon, MI 48653


The mail policy is always changing, so visit the official website before you send a letter.


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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 that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find an attorney, click: Find a Lawyer

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. The Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys, members of the Michigan State Bar and are licensed to practice law.

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

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Roscommon County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are all costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Roscommon County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides over your court case. Magistrates are judges that do many different things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings 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 arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to get a copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After 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 to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but remember that you will not get the exact address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t find out if they has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Roscommon County,the Roscommon County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

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

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Roscommon 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 Roscommon 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 Roscommon County Jail inmates is always changing, so you should double check the official 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Roscommon County Jail

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

    • 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to reconnect with someone from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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