Barry County Jail is in Barry County, MI and is the main correctional facility for the region. Know somebody incarcerated at Barry County Jail? This guide gives you info about everything one might want to know about Barry County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate at Barry County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Barry County court information. And much much more…
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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give information and advice you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others is welcome.
Barry County Jail
1212 West State Street
Hastings, MI 49058
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and want to locate them?
Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?
To see who’s in jail at Barry County Jail you have to navigate to their website and use the inmate lookup.
The Barry County Jail Inmate List is a list of persons currently in custody, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. You can find info on anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You can find their arrest information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.
If your friend or loved one might be in another county jail you should check our Michigan county jail guide: Michigan County Jails
A mugshot, also known as a booking photo, is a photograph that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They take one full face and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they are kept on file.
Mugshotes of Barry County Jail prisoners can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Barry County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the person’s legal name, and a booking date.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to get your mugshot removed from the Barry County Jail site? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
If you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be set by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are are released you are required to promise to show up for court, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave town.
Typically, inmates in the Barry County Jail can earn early release in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.
If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could be allowed to live 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 get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay all depends on how serious your crime is. You will have to pay ten percent of the total set in order to be released. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose all of the bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Barry County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but in some cases, it is simple to do if you have the money. First, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail won’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.
If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will in these cases use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
To contact a local bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Barry County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
- You must answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- You will be allowed to make a phone call to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.
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When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge still needs to decide on the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you must begin your jail sentence, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and let them know that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring required items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the sentencing order from court.
To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
The Barry County Jail visitation procedures can change, so you should double-check the official Barry County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or cut altogether.
The Barry County Jail phone number is:
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You cannot use any other form of mail delivery. You should write or type the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and examined by staff, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Barry County Jail:
Barry County Jail
1212 West State Street
Hastings, MI 49058
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Barry County Jail
1212 West State Street
Hastings, MI 49058
The mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to check the the Barry County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you understand the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.
For more info on this subject, go to: Find a Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by independent investigators, experts in forensics as well as social workers. Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are members of the Michigan State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?
Barry County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records with the Barry County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence relating to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.
The magistrate is the judge that will preside over your case. Magistrate judges do several different things, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.
Your pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to see a copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Are you trying to find out if someone is locked up, or has been an inmate in the past?
This is pretty simple to do, just you need to go to the Barry County jail website, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Barry County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is freely available.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
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 in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but keep in mind that you can’t get the exact address, just the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the Barry County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug offenses.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not find if someone has had any:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Traffic accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Drivers License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Commissary and food
- Having Visitors
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Gang activity
- Activities and programs
To find this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.
Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your account might make it easier for others.
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The FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Barry County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List:
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that spending time in Barry County Jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm for wake-up each morning at six in the morning, and then you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Barry 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 Barry 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 someone in jail can change, so you should review the site 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 Barry County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Barry County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.
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There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.
If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.
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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.
Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.
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Sex Offender Information and Search
All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever spent any time at Barry County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?
If you have, then please tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.
Things you might want to include in your review:
Tell Your Story
Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?
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