Schoolcraft County Jail – Manistique, MI

Schoolcraft County Jail is in Schoolcraft County and is the correctional facility for that county. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Schoolcraft County Jail? This page will tell you all about everything a person needs to know about Schoolcraft County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much, much more.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you advice and information you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Schoolcraft County Jail
300 Main St.
Manistique, MI 49854

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (906) 341-2122
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To see who is in jail at Schoolcraft County Jail you will have to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Schoolcraft County Jail Inmate Search has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find information on anyone arrested and booked or released in the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can locate the information fast if you have their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for might be incarcerated at a different jail you will want to look here: Michigan County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can view them at the Schoolcraft County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the inmate’s first and last name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Schoolcraft County Jail website? This can be tricky, as the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you must not go out of town.

Usually, a prisoner in the Schoolcraft County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. Either you will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total amount that was set before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail 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 have to call the Schoolcraft County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Schoolcraft County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s really easy if you have the money. First, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually have a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If you have, 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

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of 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 have to answer a number of questions, such as your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process will take between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge must determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a release date, you should expect to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late. Just bring approved items with you, such as a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. This information will be put in the visitation log for the requesting inmate. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures change often, so visit the official Schoolcraft County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

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 . Jail phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: (906) 341-2122

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Schoolcraft County Jail
300 Main St.
Manistique, MI 49854

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Schoolcraft County Jail
300 Main St.
Manistique, MI 49854


The mail policy at Schoolcraft County Jail is always changing, so double check the the Schoolcraft County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the criminal justice system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. The Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Michigan.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They have a court case file with a docket sheet and all of the documents that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the online service, or by going to the Schoolcraft County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records related to your court case are maintained at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Schoolcraft County court magistrate is the person that rules on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to ask to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

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, ranging from community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

You can you should visit the Schoolcraft County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants online or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Schoolcraft County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have 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 crime. You are able to see this information on the internet, but remember that you will not find the precise address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records online, or at the Schoolcraft County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to the Schoolcraft County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any of the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t discover if that person has had any:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you call the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Schoolcraft County,the Schoolcraft County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

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

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Schoolcraft 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 Schoolcraft 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 someone in jail at Schoolcraft County Jail might change, so it would be best to visit the official website when 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Schoolcraft County Jail

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

    • 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 in Schoolcraft County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Schoolcraft County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Schoolcraft County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to talk to a person you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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