Luce County Jail is in Luce County, Michigan and is the main correctional facility for this region. Looking for someone locked up at Luce County Jail? This guide will tell you about anything a person needs to know about Luce County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Luce County court information. And much, much more.
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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is designed to give information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail less stressful. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.
Luce County Jail
411 West Harrie Street
Newberry, MI 49868
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (906) 293-8431
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is incarcerated and want to find out where they are?
Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?
In order to look up who is in jail at Luce County Jail you have to visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.
The Luce County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get the same information on anybody processed or released within the past 24-hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information faster if you’ve got their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If your friend or family member is at a different jail you can check our Michigan county jail guide: Michigan Jails
A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is a photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. They take one full face and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they’re stored.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested are online, or you can go in person to the Luce County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the full name, and the booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Luce County Jail website? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
Read our in-depth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until then you will not be permitted to travel out of the county.
Typically, inmates in the Luce County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house when you are not working.
Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. Your bail amount depends on the seriousness of your charges. You or someone you know will have to put up 10 percent of the total set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever put up your bail money won’t get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Luce County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.
To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Luce County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- First, will answer some simple questions, such as what your legal name is, address, birthdate and contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- They will take your mugshot.
- All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
- You will then be allowed to make a phone call to get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will have to wear a jail uniform.
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When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. This process will take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you have a cash bond or if a judge still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go, such as your driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.
The inmate have to provide each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put into a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors must provide identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies can change, so make sure that you review the official Luce County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
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 . Calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.
Phone Number: (906) 293-8431
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You must print the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail gets opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Luce County Jail:
Luce County Jail
411 West Harrie Street
Newberry, MI 49868
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Luce County Jail
411 West Harrie Street
Newberry, MI 49868
The mail policy can change, so it would be best to check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the court system. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better off you’ll be.
For more information about how to find a lawyer, read our guide: Find a Lawyer
If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are members of the Michigan State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?
Court records are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records have a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access court records using the Luce County website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Luce County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your court case are maintained at Luce County Clerk of Court office.
Court fees and costs 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 court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.
The Luce County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of things, like setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will review when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Be sure to remember that you can request to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it and correct any mistakes.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date to report to jail to serve your term.
Want to find out if a family member or friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
To do this, you will have to go to the jail’s website, and do a search using:
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Luce County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access these offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to find the precise address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the Luce County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive 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 the following crimes:
- Drug Possession.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not find if that person has had any moving violations, like:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Traffic accidents.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- 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, yard and pod facility and layout
- Guards and jail staff
- Commissary and food
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Inmate safety
- Inmate programs and activities
To find driving records, you have to do a driving history search.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account might make it easier for others.
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On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Luce County, the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of spending time in the Luce County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Luce 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 Luce County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.
How To Send Money to an Inmate
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
The process for sending funds to jail inmates could change, so be sure to review the the Luce County Jail website when you send money to an inmate.
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 Luce County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Luce 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.
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Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?
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Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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