Isabella County Jail – Mt Pleasant, MI

Isabella County Jail is in Isabella County and is the main correctional facility for that region. Are you looking for somebody locked up at Isabella County Jail? This guide tells you information about anything you might need to know about Isabella County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And everything else.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice you need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that could help others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Isabella County Jail
207 N. Court Street
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Isabella County Jail you have to navigate to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Isabella County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. You can also find info about anyone arrested and processed or released within the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get the information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is in another county jail you should check our Michigan county jail guide: Michigan County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a intake photograph, is a photograph that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one full face and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the website, or you can see them in person at the Isabella County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the inmate’s legal name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to have your mugshot taken down from the Isabella County Jail site? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can 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 do bail out you will have to agree to go to your court date, and you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.

In most cases, an inmate will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while locked up.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. You will either have to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order for you to be released. If you miss court, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you have to call the Isabella County Jail. If you have all 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 see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but usually, its very simple to do. First, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not take a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bail bondsman may use your assets as collateral for the bond.

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

Have you ever used the services of Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • 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 takes you through the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, have to answer some questions, such as your legal name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you make a phone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell your story. How long did it take to get through intake? What was you treatment like? Can you tell us things that might help others get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will get released. Also, it will depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the date of your release, you should expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring necessary items when you go, like your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will go in the visitors log as an approved visitor. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so review the official Isabella County Jail jail site before go to the jail 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 . These phone calls are much more costly than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, 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, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.

The Isabella County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail is opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Isabella County Jail:

Isabella County Jail
207 N. Court Street
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Isabella County Jail
207 N. Court Street
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858


The mail policy at Isabella County Jail changes, so we suggest that you double check the the Isabella County Jail website before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have rights, the first of which is the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the court system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this subject, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Isabella County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the Michigan State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

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 contain a file with a docket and all of the motions, documents, and evidence in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the Isabella County website, or by going to the Isabella County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Isabella County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case in court. They do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you can ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, 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 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 could receive a date that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you will have to visit the Isabella County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

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 court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Isabella County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view this information online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the actual address, but only the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the filings and documents filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Isabella County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of someone’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t find out if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you call the Isabella County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Isabella County,the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Isabella County Jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon settle into the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate 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 Isabella 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 Isabella 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 Isabella County Jail inmates can change, so be sure to double check the the Isabella County Jail website before you send funds to an inmate.

    Commissary

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

    Inmate Medications

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

    Meals

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

    Pods / The Yard

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

    Gangs

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


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Isabella County Jail

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

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

    The definition of victim includes:

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

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

    Victim Notification

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

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

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

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

    Domestic Violence

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

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


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate at this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

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

    Things you could write in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Isabella County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story to tell. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

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

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to reconnect with somebody you met when you were locked up? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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