Montmorency County Jail is located in Montmorency County and is the main correctional facility for that area. Looking for someone in jail at Montmorency County Jail? This page will tell you all about everything one might want to know about Montmorency County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.
Montmorency County Jail
11045 M-32 West
Atlanta, MI 49709
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone: (989) 785-4094
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?
Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you need to locate them?
In order to see who’s in jail at Montmorency County Jail you need to go to their website and perform an inmate lookup.
The Montmorency County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons currently in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can get information on anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24-hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate the information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If your friend or loved one might be at another jail you will want to check the other Michigan county jails in our Michigan County Jail Guide: Michigan County Jails Directory
A mugshot, or intake photo, is the photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is made up of one full face photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the photos, and they’re stored.
Mugshots of Montmorency County Jail prisoners can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Montmorency County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the prisoner’s name, and an arrest date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Montmorency County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, bail is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If 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 do bail out you are required to promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you are required not to leave the county.
Usually, prisoners in the Montmorency County Jail will be given early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of jail.
Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined so you are able to be released. If you don’t go to court, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take checks. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner 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.
If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and usually charge a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases request to use your assets as collateral for the bond.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get 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 intake process includes each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- You will answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
- They will allow you to make a phone call so you can talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail uniform.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. Also, it might depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge must figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the sheriff has a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if they find one, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Just bring things that are allowed when you go, for example your driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.
Inmates need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Montmorency County Jail can change, so make sure that you visit the official site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. 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 when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges may be limited or cut altogether.
The Montmorency County Jail phone number is: (989) 785-4094
Sending Mail to Inmates
Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read and inspected by the staff, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Montmorency County Jail:
Montmorency County Jail
11045 M-32 West
Atlanta, MI 49709
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Montmorency County Jail
11045 M-32 West
Atlanta, MI 49709
The mail policy changes, so you should check the the Montmorency County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the court system. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better off you’ll be.
For more information on this subject, read: How to Find an Attorney in Montmorency County
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers who are admitted to the Michigan State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law.
Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Montmorency County court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records using the website, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records from your case are kept at the Montmorency County Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, for example 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 the fees.
The Montmorency County magistrate is the person that will preside over your court case. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life, which the judge will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget you can request to have a copy of this report before sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even 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 could be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your sentence.
Want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?
You can just visit the jail’s website, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and this information is freely available.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Montmorency County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information online, but bear in mind that you can’t get the actual address, but rather the block they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to the Montmorency County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t be able to see if they had:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- 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 facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Commissary and food
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Gang activity
- Activities and programs
To get this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it easy? Did you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Montmorency County, the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of spending time in the Montmorency County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm to wake up at about six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following 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 Montmorency 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 Montmorency 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 inmates at Montmorency County Jail could change, so you should check the the Montmorency 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 Montmorency County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Montmorency 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.
Tell Your Story
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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