Monroe County Jail is located in Monroe County, Michigan and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Know somebody in Monroe County Jail? This page will tell you about everything one might want to know about Monroe County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much, much more.
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their friends and family. The goal of this guide is to give you info that you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and also any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation is appreciated.
Monroe County Jail
100 E Second St
Monroe, MI 48161
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?
Do you know someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?
In order to look up who is in jail at Monroe County Jail you have to go to their web site and do an inmate lookup.
The Monroe County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find info about anyone who has been arrested or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get their arrest information more quickly if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the inmate you are looking for may be at a different jail you should look here: Michigan Jails
A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photograph, is a photo taken by the police during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.
Mugshotes of Monroe County Jail prisoners can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Monroe County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the prisoner’s name, and the booking date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to get your mugshot taken off of the Monroe County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.
If you do bail out you will have to agree to show up for court, and you won’t be permitted to travel out of the county.
Typically, prisoners at Monroe County Jail will earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be granted work release. You will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.
Your bail is the amount of money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to put up 10% of the amount that was determined in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the 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 Monroe County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is online.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, its very simple to do. First, you need to know if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Cash only – they won’t accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.
If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases charge a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will usually use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
You can find a bail bondsman go to: Find a Bail Bondsman in Monroe County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- 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 the following steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- Firstly, you must answer some questions, like what is your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- You will then be allowed to make a telephone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged takes anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the faster you will get released. It also might depend on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond or if the magistrate still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to be released that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if so, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring approved items with you, for example a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered into the log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors must provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Monroe County Jail visitation procedures change often, so visit the official site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep 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 totally denied.
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail has to be sent 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 should write the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail received by the jail gets opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.
The mailing address for Monroe County Jail is:
Monroe County Jail
100 E Second St
Monroe, MI 48161
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
Monroe County Jail
100 E Second St
Monroe, MI 48161
The mail policy at Monroe County Jail changes frequently, so be sure to double check the the Monroe County Jail website when you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the complicated court system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.
For more information on how to find a lawyer, click: Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office is staffed by independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to practice law in Michigan.
Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Monroe 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 contain a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the Monroe County website, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records associated with your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
A Magistrate is the type of judge who presides on your case. They do a number of different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will consider when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim. Don’t forget you can request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even 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 may be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.
Do you want to find out if someone is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?
This is pretty easy to do, simply just visit the jail’s website, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date.
- and their jail inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Monroe County jail website or call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Monroe County jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this is freely available.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you will not find the exact address, rather the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents and filings filed in the case. You can access the court records online, or at Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. Go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A criminal records search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
But, when you do a criminal records check, you will not learn if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Any accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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.
- Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
- Victims have the right to notification.
- Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
- Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- Victims have the right to restitution.
- Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
- Victims 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail and pod facility and layout
- Staff and guards
- Commissary and food
- Visitation Days
- Other Inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Gang activity
- Prisoner programs and activities
To get driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.
Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your feedback might help other people.
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On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Monroe County,the Monroe County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List:
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Monroe County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You will get an alarm to wake up every morning at 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish 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 Monroe 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 Monroe 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 rules for sending money to someone in jail at Monroe County Jail is likely to change, so it would be best to visit the official website when you send funds to an inmate.
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 Monroe County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Monroe 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.
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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.
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Have you ever spent any time in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone in this jail?
If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your experience because others can find out what to expect.
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