Wexford County Jail is in Wexford County, Michigan and is the correctional facility for this area. Do you know somebody in Wexford County Jail? This page will tell you info about everything a person needs to know about Wexford County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much more…
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to offer info that you’ll need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.
Wexford County Jail
820 S. Carmel St.
Cadillac, MI 49601
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 231-779-9217
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?
Has somebody who’s been arrested and you need to locate them?
To find out who is in jail at Wexford County Jail you should visit their web site and do an inmate lookup.
The Wexford County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also find the same information about anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information more quickly if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member is in another jail you can look here, too: Other Jails in Michigan
A mugshot, also called a jail booking photo, is the photo taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one and a profile photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the mugshot, and they’re stored.
Mugshots of Wexford County Jail inmates can be found online, or you can view them at the Wexford County Jail. When viewing online you will have to enter their name, and a booking date, if you have one.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Wexford County Jail website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will 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 websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After booking, a bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you are required not to leave the area.
Usually, inmates will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to return to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on how serious your crime is. You or someone you know will have to pay ten percent of the total that was set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Wexford County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it is really easy. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the inmate will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure includes the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- You will have to answer some simple questions, such as your full name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
- They will let you use the telephone so you can contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get released. Also, it can depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For minor 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 have a discharge date, plan to get released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring things that are allowed when you go, like a driver’s license or ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visitation order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so review the official jail site before you go to the jail to visit.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Jail phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, phone calls might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Wexford County Jail phone number is: 231-779-9217
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and the mail will be sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Wexford County Jail is:
Wexford County Jail
820 S. Carmel St.
Cadillac, MI 49601
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Wexford County Jail
820 S. Carmel St.
Cadillac, MI 49601
The Wexford County Jail mail policy can change, so visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, an attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better your chances.
For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: Find a Lawyer
If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are real lawyers that are members of the Michigan State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
Court records are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a file containing a docket and all documents in the case. You have the ability to access your court records with the website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are maintained at the Wexford County Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the costs associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.
The Wexford County magistrate is the judge who presides over your case. They do different tasks, such as setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are able to request to receive your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.
After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.
Want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?
This is pretty simple to do, just just access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.
If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the Wexford County court website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.
Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Wexford County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted 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 offense. You are able to see sex offenders online, but you should know that you won’t see the precise address, just the address block that they live on.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.
Each state maintains a record of people’s criminal background. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t be able to find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- 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.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- 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.
- Conditions in Wexford County Jail.
- Jail layout and facility
- Staff and guards
- Jail food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Gang activity
- Programs and activities
To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Wexford County, the Wexford County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in the Wexford County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Wexford 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 Wexford 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 funds to Wexford County Jail inmates is likely to change, so we suggest that you check the official website before you send any funds.
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 Wexford County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Wexford 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.
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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.
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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 locked up at Wexford County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Wexford County Jail?
If yes, then you should write a review about it. Write about your experience because other people can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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