Shiawassee County Jail – Corunna, MI

Shiawassee County Jail is located in Shiawassee County and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Shiawassee County Jail? This site will tell you all about everything you might want to know about Shiawassee County Jail: Find an inmate at Shiawassee County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court records. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the information and advice you need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Shiawassee County Jail
201 E Mcarthur
Corunna, MI 48817

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 989-743-3411
Fax:

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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 want to locate them?

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

To find out who’s in jail at Shiawassee County Jail you need to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Shiawassee County Jail Inmate Search is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find the same information on anyone booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their inmate information faster if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or loved one may be in a different jail you should check the other Michigan county jails in our Michigan County Jail Guide: Other Jails in Michigan


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is the picture that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one and a side-view photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Shiawassee County Jail inmates can be found on the Shiawassee County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Shiawassee County Jail. When viewing online you will have to input their first and last name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Shiawassee County Jail website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no 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 are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave the county.

Typically, a prisoner will earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

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

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Shiawassee County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but thankfully, it’s very simple to do. To start with, you need to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. This money will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases request to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

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

Have you ever used the services of bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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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 process is made up of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some questions, like what is your full name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • 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 get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, you should share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you tell us secrets that might help others to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process can take from 30 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell someone that think that there is a warrant out 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. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late to report. Only bring necessary items with you, like a driver’s license or even your ID, prescription medication, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitors will be entered into the visitation log as an Authorized visit. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you visit the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 989-743-3411

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the staff, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Shiawassee County Jail
201 E Mcarthur
Corunna, MI 48817

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Shiawassee County Jail
201 E Mcarthur
Corunna, MI 48817


The Shiawassee County Jail inmate mail policy is always changing, so review the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the legal system. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you 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. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You are able to access your court case records via the internet service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Shiawassee County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Shiawassee County court magistrate is the judge that rules over your case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to see a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just just access the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should 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 court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Shiawassee County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to get the actual address, rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that includes a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records online, or at the Shiawassee County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to the Shiawassee County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t find out if that person has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Shiawassee County,the Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work 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 Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee 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 procedure to send money to people in jail changes, so it would be best to double check the official website when you send funds 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 Shiawassee County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee 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.

    Tell Your Story


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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 an inmate in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Shiawassee County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


    Write a review about Shiawassee County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Shiawassee County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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