Dickinson County Jail is in Dickinson County and is the primary jail for the county. Know somebody locked up in Dickinson County Jail? This page gives you information about anything you might want to know about Dickinson County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Dickinson County Jail. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Court records. And much more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you all the advice and information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and any comments or tips that might be beneficial to others is much appreciated.
Dickinson County Jail
300 East “D” Street
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (906) 774-6270
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and need to contact them?
Has a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?
In order to look up who’s in jail at Dickinson County Jail you need to click on their link and use the inmate lookup.
The Dickinson County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who are in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and schedule for visitation. You can find information for anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their inmate information fast if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or loved one could possibly be in another jail you will want to look here: List of all jails in Michigan
A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is the photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will be on the photos, and they are stored at the jail.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be viewed on the Dickinson County Jail website, or you can view them at the Dickinson County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter their legal name, and the arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Dickinson County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is a public record. You have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Once you are locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, a bail amount will be decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are required not to leave town.
Typically, prisoners in the Dickinson County Jail will be given time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.
Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your crime is. You will need to put up 10% of the amount that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.
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 Dickinson County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Dickinson County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s easy. First, find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman may use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- The first thing you will have to is you will answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- You will get to use the phone so you can get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to wear a jail uniform.
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When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process may take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged. It also might depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be released 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, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if they find one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Just bring required items with you, like your driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the visitation log for the inmate. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Dickinson County Jail visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to visit the official jail site before you go.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are usually pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, phone calls might get cut back or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: (906) 774-6270
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be sent using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and read and inspected by staff, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Dickinson County Jail is:
Dickinson County Jail
300 East “D” Street
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Dickinson County Jail
300 East “D” Street
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
The inmate mail policy at Dickinson County Jail can change, so check the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better off you’ll be.
For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: Find an Attorney
If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.
Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? What was your experience?
Dickinson County court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are all costs from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
The Dickinson County magistrate is the judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates do several different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Bear in mind you can ask to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if someone is locked up, or has ever been locked up?
You can you should query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their approximate booking date.
- and their jail ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Dickinson County court website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.
Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders have to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the internet but bear in mind that you won’t get the precise address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record 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 such as possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
During a criminal records search, you generally will not find out if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding tickets.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Guards and jail staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Inmate safety
- Jail gangs
- Prisoner activities and programs
To find driving histories, you have to do a driving history search.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you do your search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.
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The FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Dickinson County, the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of being incarcerated in Dickinson County Jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get a wake-up alarm every morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate 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 Dickinson County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Dickinson 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 inmates is always changing, so we suggest that you double check the site before you send funds to an inmate there.
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.
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.
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.
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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Types of Jobs at Dickinson County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Dickinson 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.
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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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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?
If so, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so other people will know what to expect.
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Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?
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