Iron County Correctional Facility – Crystal Falls, MI

Iron County Correctional Facility is in Iron County and is the main correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for someone locked up in Iron County Correctional Facility? This site gives you all about everything related to Iron County Correctional Facility: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information and advice you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that would be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Iron County Correctional Facility
2 S. Sixth Street – Suite 18
Crystal Falls, MI 49920

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 906-875-0651
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who’s in jail at Iron County Correctional Facility you should go to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Iron County Correctional Facility Inmate Lookup has information on persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information about anybody processed or discharged in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information fast if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one may be at another county jail you will want to check the other Michigan county jails in our Michigan County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Michigan


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is the picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be seen on the website, or you can view them at the Iron County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots online you will have to put in the person’s name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Iron County Correctional Facility site? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you’re in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.

Typically, inmates in the Iron County Correctional Facility will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the seriousness of your charges. You will have to post 10 percent of the total that was determined in order for you to bail out of jail. If you miss court, 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 Iron County Correctional Facility or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Iron County Correctional Facility site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its very simple to do. First, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t get a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, 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 you should hire a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • 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.
  • You will have to answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process will take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For minor 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, you should plan to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be put in the visitation log for the inmate. All visitors will have to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or eliminated completely.

Phone Number: 906-875-0651

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent using the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly print the name, prisoner number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail is opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Iron County Correctional Facility:

Iron County Correctional Facility
2 S. Sixth Street – Suite 18
Crystal Falls, MI 49920

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Iron County Correctional Facility
2 S. Sixth Street – Suite 18
Crystal Falls, MI 49920


The Iron County Correctional Facility mail policy can change, so be sure to check the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys, members of the Michigan State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a case file with a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Iron County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Iron County court magistrate is the person that rules over your court case. Magistrates do a number of things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Remember you are allowed to request to have a copy of the report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

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

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, 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, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information online, but remember that you can’t find the street address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access the 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 and every state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are all connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to the Iron County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not be able to find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Iron County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Iron County,the Iron County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Iron County jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Iron County Correctional Facility, 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 Iron County Correctional Facility 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 funds to inmates could change, so be sure to visit the the Iron County Correctional Facility website before you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Iron County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Iron County Correctional Facility, 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 Iron County Correctional Facility

    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:

    • 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 at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone there?

    If so, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    What to include in your comment:

    • Conditions in Iron County Correctional Facility.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Were you fairly treated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Iron County Correctional Facility

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to say wassup to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

    Post a message to people still locked up at Iron County Correctional Facility


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