Kalkaska Couny Jail – Kalkaska, MI

Kalkaska Couny Jail is located in Kalkaska County, Michigan and is the main jail for the area. Looking for somebody at Kalkaska Couny Jail? This site tells you information about everything a person needs to know about Kalkaska Couny Jailsuch as the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. How to view Kalkaska Couny Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Kalkaska Couny Jail intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give you all the info you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and please leave any tips or comments that could be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Kalkaska Couny Jail
605 N. Birch Street
Kalkaska, MI 49646

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to contact them?

Has a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To look up who’s in jail at Kalkaska Couny Jail you will need to go to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Kalkaska Couny Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons currently in custody, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can find information on anyone arrested and processed or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, birth date, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member might be locked up at a different jail you can look here: Michigan County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is the picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. They will take one full face and one profile photo. Your name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Kalkaska Couny Jail prisoners can be viewed on the Kalkaska Couny Jail website, or you can go in person to the Kalkaska Couny Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input their legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Kalkaska Couny Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the different websites with mugshots, 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 are incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount is set by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and you are not allowed to leave town.

In most cases, prisoners can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the Kalkaska Couny Jail. If know the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Kalkaska Couny Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, its very simple to do. To start with, figure out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

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

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer some questions, like what is your legal name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to make a phone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Can you tell us things that will help other people make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process will take from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get discharged from jail. It also can depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge needs to decide on how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, plan to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go into the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will be required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Kalkaska Couny Jail visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to visit the official Kalkaska Couny Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated completely.

The Kalkaska Couny Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and reviewed by staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Kalkaska Couny Jail:

Kalkaska Couny Jail
605 N. Birch Street
Kalkaska, MI 49646

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Kalkaska Couny Jail
605 N. Birch Street
Kalkaska, MI 49646


The Kalkaska Couny Jail inmate mail policy can change, so be sure to double check the official Kalkaska Couny Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these is that you have 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 get a friend or relative to find an attorney when you call. You might 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 defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate the criminal justice system in your county. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more information on how to find an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Kalkaska County

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the Michigan State Bar Association and are fully licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They have a file with a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access court records via the Kalkaska County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office 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 for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the costs from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, like setting bail, issuing warrants for arrest, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will consider when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to ask to receive a copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service, house arrest, and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date that you are required to go to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do this, just access the Kalkaska County jail website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, 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 the arrest warrants on the Kalkaska County jail website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on both a national and 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 these listings online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to see the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket and any documents filed in your case. You are able to access the court records online, or at the Kalkaska County Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete 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 Possession.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

If you do a criminal records check, usually will not discover if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Kalkaska County,the Kalkaska County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in Kalkaska Couny Jail is no fun, soon you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will have to 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 Kalkaska Couny 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 Kalkaska Couny 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 rules for sending money to people in jail is likely to change, so be sure to visit the site before you send any money.

    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 Kalkaska Couny Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kalkaska Couny 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 Kalkaska Couny 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:

    • 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 is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Kalkaska Couny Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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