Huron County Jail – Bad Axe, MI

Huron County Jail is in Huron County, MI and is the main correctional facility for that region. Looking for someone locked up in Huron County Jail? This site will tell you info about anything one might want to know about Huron County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Huron County Jail. How to view Huron County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Huron County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you need to make going to jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, just ask them, and also any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Huron County Jail
120 South Heisterman Street
Bad Axe, MI 48413

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone:
Fax Number:

Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Huron County Jail you will have to visit their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Huron County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, including custody status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find the same information about anybody booked or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by their last name. You can get their inmate information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is at another jail you will want to look here: List of all county jails in Michigan


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is a picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one face photo and a side picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Huron County Jail prisoners can be seen on the Huron County Jail website, or you can see them at the Huron County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to enter the first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot erased from the Huron County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can 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 are are released you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Usually, inmates at Huron County Jail will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you could have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You or someone you know will have to post 10% of the amount that was determined so you can bail out of jail. If you miss court, the person that paid your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the Huron County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Huron County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is easy. First, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you can’t get a bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets as collateral for the bond.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you must answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll 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 away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will let you make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process will take anywhere from 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get out of jail. It also can depend on whether or not you have a bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine how much your bail will be. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should plan to get discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Just bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, such as a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to give each visitor’s name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Huron County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you check the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are a lot more costly than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear 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 may be limited or forbidden.

The Huron County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not send anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail will be opened and inspected by staff, and will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Huron County Jail:

Huron County Jail
120 South Heisterman Street
Bad Axe, MI 48413

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Huron County Jail
120 South Heisterman Street
Bad Axe, MI 48413


The mail policy at Huron County Jail is always changing, so be sure to check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You may be thinking ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the legal system in Huron County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better.

To read more about how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer in Huron County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They are comprised of a file containing a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the Huron County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Huron County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records from your case are kept at the Huron County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides on your court case. They do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the judge will review when determining your sentence. Information will be requested from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember that you can request to receive your own copy of this report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

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 and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if a family member of friend is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, just go to the Huron County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those 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 this information on the internet, but you should know that you will not get the actual address, but rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay 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 these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you won’t be able to see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the Huron County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Huron County,the Huron County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Huron County jail is very scary, you will soon get used to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Huron 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 Huron 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 Huron County Jail is likely to change, so you should double check the official Huron County Jail site when you send funds to an inmate 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 Huron County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Huron 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 Huron 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 spent any time in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If your answer is yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could include in the review:

    • Conditions in Huron County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why were you locked up? How did the guards treat you? How was day to day life at Huron County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to find out how to get in touch with a friend from jail? Leave a message for them here.

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