Newaygo County Jail – White Cloud, MI

Newaygo County Jail is in Newaygo County, Michigan and is the main jail for the area. Know someone incarcerated at Newaygo County Jail? This site tells you about anything one might want to know about Newaygo County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate at Newaygo County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Newaygo County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to others will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Newaygo County Jail
1035 E James Street, Po Box 845
White Cloud, MI 49349

Phone Number and Fax Number

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Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is locked up and want to contact them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To search who’s in jail at Newaygo County Jail you should navigate to their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Newaygo County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find information on anyone who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their inmate information fast if you’ve got their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for might be at a different jail you will want to look here: Michigan County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing photo, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one full face and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the photos, and they’re kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the Newaygo County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Newaygo County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the person’s name, and the booking date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot removed from the Newaygo County Jail website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you will have to agree to show up for court, and until then you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, inmates are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you are required to pay to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay is determined by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to put up 10 percent of the total set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it is simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use a bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t take a check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

If you need a 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
  • House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will answer some questions, such as your legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere between 15 minutes to all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, it depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, plan to be released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell someone that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even your ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to provide information about each visitor to the jail. This information will be entered into the visitors log as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor must provide proof of identification. Anyone that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be able to attend visitation.
The Newaygo County Jail visitation procedures can change, so review the official Newaygo County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

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 pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden completely.

The Newaygo County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and read and examined by the staff, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Newaygo County Jail is:

Newaygo County Jail
1035 E James Street, Po Box 845
White Cloud, MI 49349

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Newaygo County Jail
1035 E James Street, Po Box 845
White Cloud, MI 49349


The mail policy changes frequently, so visit the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system in Newaygo County. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, members of the Michigan State Bar and are licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. They are comprised of a file containing a docket and each of the documents that have been filed. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case with the Newaygo County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records associated with your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates do different functions, like determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into consideration when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be requested from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to get a copy of the report before sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from 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 you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if someone is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply just go to the Newaygo County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

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

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry online or call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Newaygo County jail, either by phone, go there in person, or find out online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Newaygo County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered 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 crime. You can access sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you won’t get the actual address, just the neighborhood 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 documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the internet, or at the Newaygo County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:

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

But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t learn if someone had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Was your search online or did you have to call the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Newaygo County,the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Newaygo County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Newaygo 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 Newaygo County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send funds to someone in jail might change, so be sure to check the the Newaygo County Jail website 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 Newaygo County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Newaygo 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 Newaygo 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 incarcerated in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you can write in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Newaygo County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

    Click here to leave a comment

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to say wassup to a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

    Say Hello to people still locked up at Newaygo County Jail


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