Gladwin County Jail – Gladwin, MI

Gladwin County Jail is located in Gladwin County, Michigan and is the main jail for the area. Are you looking for somebody at Gladwin County Jail? This guide will tell you about anything you might need to know about Gladwin County Jail,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Gladwin County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Gladwin County Jail intake procedures. Gladwin County court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any tips or comments that would help others would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Gladwin County Jail
501 W. Cedar Avenue
Gladwin, MI 48624

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 989-426-7121
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is locked up and don’t know how to locate them?

Has somebody that has been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Gladwin County Jail you will have to navigate to their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Gladwin County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can also find information about anybody arrested and processed or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information faster if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is the picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually one full face and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they are on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the Gladwin County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Gladwin County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the full name, and the booking date, if you have one.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken off of the Gladwin County Jail website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more in-depth article about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about when you get out. After booking, bail will be set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released you will have to promise to go to your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

Usually, an inmate can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail each day after work, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set before you can get discharged from jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you should hire a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in most cases use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used a Bail Bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer a number of questions, such as your full legal name, your address, date of birth and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the telephone to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any tips that could help others make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail can take from 15 minutes to many hours. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get let go. It also depends on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring approved items with you, for example your driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered in the visitors log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Gladwin County Jail can change, so you should visit the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

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Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls might get reduced or forbidden completely.

The Gladwin County Jail phone number is: 989-426-7121

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You should write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail will be opened and reviewed by the jail staff, and will be sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Gladwin County Jail is:

Gladwin County Jail
501 W. Cedar Avenue
Gladwin, MI 48624

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Gladwin County Jail
501 W. Cedar Avenue
Gladwin, MI 48624


The Gladwin County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so it would be best to visit the the Gladwin County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or relative find an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Gladwin County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are members of the Michigan State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records have a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case via the online 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 when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the charges associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Gladwin County court magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case in court. Magistrates do a number of different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to ask to see your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you might get locked up immediately, or given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out just query the Gladwin County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the Gladwin County jail 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. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Gladwin County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Gladwin County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see this information on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the precise address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Gladwin County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to the Gladwin County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not see if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your account could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Gladwin County, the Gladwin County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in Gladwin County Jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon settle into the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Gladwin County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Gladwin 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 funds to inmates at Gladwin County Jail is always changing, so you should double check the site before you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self-contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Gladwin County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Gladwin County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Gladwin County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people will know what to expect.

    What to put in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story about it. How’d you get locked up? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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

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