Midland County Jail – Midland, MI

Midland County Jail is located in Midland County and is the main correctional facility for the region. Looking for somebody in jail at Midland County Jail? This site gives you information about everything related to Midland County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate at Midland County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you information that you need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Midland County Jail
101 Fast Ice Drive
Midland, MI 48642

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (989) 832-6612
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To see who’s in jail at Midland County Jail you will have to navigate to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Midland County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to get info on anybody who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information quicker if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you’re searching for is in another jail you will want to check our Michigan county jail guide: List of all county jails in Michigan


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photo, is a picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can see them at the Midland County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input the inmate’s legal name, and the booking date, if you have it.

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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 removed from the Midland County Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you’re locked up, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve been booked, bail will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and you will not be permitted to leave town.

In most cases, inmates will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will be required to pay is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was set in order to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court appearance, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it is simple to do if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the inmate will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a bail bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • First, will answer a number of questions, like your full name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to talk to a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply 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 get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring approved items when you go to jail, such as your driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitors log for the requesting inmate. All visitors will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors showing up late or that does not have a visitation order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Midland County Jail can change, so it would be wise to review the official jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are much more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Midland County Jail phone number is: (989) 832-6612

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of delivery. You have to print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Midland County Jail is:

Midland County Jail
101 Fast Ice Drive
Midland, MI 48642

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Midland County Jail
101 Fast Ice Drive
Midland, MI 48642


The mail policy changes frequently, so it would be best to check the official website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have 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 get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you through the court system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

To read more about the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read our guide: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by independent investigators, forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Michigan.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are public records. Court records are comprised of a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

The Midland County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages access to court records. 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 records, documents, and evidence from your court case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Midland County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review when decide your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember you can request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to 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 will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is locked up, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to query the Midland County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check court records on the website or call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with legal papers, which can be a court order. You can find these by going to the 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 tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not get the precise address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a court docket and any of the documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the Midland County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. You are able to go to the county courthouse and check in person or you can check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t see if that person has had any:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Midland County, the Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Midland County Jail is no fun, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then 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 Midland 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 Midland 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 someone in jail at Midland County Jail could change, so be sure to check the official website before send money to someone in jail there.

    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 Midland County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Midland 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 Midland 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:

    • 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.

    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 been locked up at Midland County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Midland County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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