Antrim County Jail – Bellaire, MI

Antrim County Jail is in Antrim County and is the primary jail for this county. Are you looking for someone in jail at Antrim County Jail? This page will tell you all about everything you might want to know about Antrim County Jail: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Antrim County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Antrim County court information. And everything else.

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information that you’ll need to make the process less stressfull. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it, and any comments or feedback that would help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Antrim County Jail
207 East Cayuga St.
Bellaire, MI 49615

Phone Number and Fax Number

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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 find out where they are?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Antrim County Jail you will have to visit their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Antrim County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find the same information about anyone processed or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you have their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for is at another jail you can check our Michigan county jail guide: Michigan County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is a picture that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one face photo and a side picture. Your full name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Antrim County Jail prisoners can be searched on the Antrim County Jail website, or you can see them at the Antrim County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to enter their name, and the booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken down from the Antrim County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that day you are required not to leave the area.

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

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to stay jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your court date. The amount of bail that is set all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to post 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the Antrim County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, it is really easy if you have the money. First, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases ask to use your assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Antrim County

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your full name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please share your experience. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Do you have any tips that could help other people to get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to many hours. Or, simply, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, how fast you get released might depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if the magistrate needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, plan to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must start your sentence, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell them that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring allowed items with you, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor has to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so we suggest that you double-check the official 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 . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You should write or type the person’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Do not mail a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read and inspected by the staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Antrim County Jail
207 East Cayuga St.
Bellaire, MI 49615

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Antrim County Jail
207 East Cayuga St.
Bellaire, MI 49615


The mail policy at Antrim County Jail changes, so it would be best to review the the Antrim County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and help you through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better your chances.

To read more about how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Court Records

Antrim County court records are public records. They are comprised of a case file with a docket and each of the documents filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access the records and documents in your court case via the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Antrim County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your court case. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget that you should request to receive a copy of this report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

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

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Antrim County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but remember that you will not see the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents filed in the case. You can access the court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the Antrim County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will find out if someone has 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.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t discover if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the Antrim County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Antrim County,the Antrim County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Antrim County jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Antrim 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 Antrim 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 money to inmates might change, so we suggest that you visit the site when send funds 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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Antrim County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Antrim 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 Antrim County Jail

    Requirements:

    • 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 Drivers 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:

    • 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.

    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 an inmate at Antrim County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Antrim County Jail

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    Make some good friends in jail? Want to throw a shout out to a friend from jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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