Michigan Inmate Search

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MI DOC Information

Authority: Michigan Department of Corrections
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/corrections/
Address: 206 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 335-1426

Unable to Locate an Inmate in Michigan

Having a friend of family member in jail can be overwhelming. The desire to write to or speak to this person can cause you to wonder where to even begin to make an effort. This is where InmatesPlus can help. First, you need certain information to be able to get addresses and send appropriate items. This starts with the state and facility in which the inmate is housed. This information can usually be found through a name search on a given facility site or this may be information you already know. The next step is knowing of finding the DOC information that is pertinent to your family member or friend. DOC information includes things like an inmate number, how to send items, and what items can be sent to a given facility. This information is important as some items are not allowed in certain facilities, but are appropriate for others. If you know and follow the rules, your friend or loved one will receive their letters, money on the books, or special items much faster. The most important thing to include, other than allowable items, is the DOC number for the inmate.

When an inmate is booked into a facility, each is given specific DOC information that includes a mugshot, a list of charges, and a DOC number, which is often called an inmate number or ID number. This number is needed for all items sent to and from the jail. This serves as a type of tracking and identification system. This number is sometimes available when searching an inmate’s name on a specific facility site.

Knowing that a someone is in jail or suspecting that someone you know has landed in jail can be scary, worrisome, and traumatic whether you are a friend or a victim. This becomes even more of an issue if you are unable to locate an inmate in Michigan. There are a number of jails and prisons, so calling each one can be time consuming. You may also come back without the information that is needed because personnel are not always able to be helpful and often, calls go unreturned.

InmatesPlus has made it easier to locate an inmate in Michigan if you have been unable to do so on your own. The best place to start is with a jail that the person is most likely to be located in by clicking on the link to the specific facility. All you will need is the person’s full legal name. If you are unable to locate in Michigan in this way, then try VINELink. This stands for Victim Information and Notification Everyday link. While this is a contracted third-party service it offers information that is up to date for jails and prisons in the area with little more than a person’s legal name. This can be helpful when you are unable to locate an inmate in Michigan. This works to locate friends and family members, but it is also helpful in keeping track of a person’s status when you have been a victim of that person. While a registration is required for VINELink, it is a free service that is confidential.

List of Jails and Prisons in Michigan

NameCityAddressStateTypePhone NumberLocator Link
Federal Correctional Institution, MilanMilan4004 Arkona Rd, Milan, MI 48160, USAMichiganFCI734-439-1511Click Here
Alger Correctional FacilityMunisingN6141 Industrial Park Dr, Munising, MI 49862MichiganPrison906-387-5000Click Here
Baraga Correctional FacilityBaraga13924 Wadaga Rd, Baraga, MI 49908MichiganPrison906-353-7070Click Here
Bellamy Creek Correctional FacilityIonia1727 Bluewater Hwy, Ionia, MI 48846MichiganPrison616-527-2510Click Here
Boyer Road Correctional FacilityCarson 10274 Boyer Road, Carson City, MI 48811MichiganPrison989-584-3941Click Here
Carson City Correctional FacilityCarson 10274 Boyer Road, Carson City, MI 48811MichiganPrison989-584-3941Click Here
Central Michigan Correctional FacilityLouis320 Hubbard St, St. Louis, MI 48880MichiganPrison989-681-6668Click Here
Charles Egeler Reception & Guidance CenterJackson3855 Cooper St, Jackson, MI 49201MichiganPrison517-780-5600Click Here
Chippewa Correctional FacilityKincheloe4269 M-80, Kincheloe, MI 49784MichiganPrison906-495-2275Click Here
Cooper Street Correctional FacilityJackson3100 Cooper St, Jackson, MI 49201MichiganPrison517-780-6175Click Here
Detroit Detention CenterDetroit17601 Mound Rd, Detroit, MI 48212MichiganPrison313-368-8300Click Here
Detroit Reentry CenterDetroit17600 Ryan Rd, Detroit, MI 48212MichiganPrison313-368-3200Click Here
Earnest C. Brooks Correctional FacilityMuskegon2500 Sheridan Dr, Muskegon, MI 49444MichiganPrison231-773-9200Click Here
G. Robert Cotton Correctional FacilityJackson3500 N Elm Ave, Jackson, MI 49201MichiganPrison517-780-5000Click Here
Gus Harrison Correctional FacilityAdrian2727 E Beecher St, Adrian, MI 49221MichiganPrison517-265-3900Click Here
Ionia Correctional FacilityIonia1576 Bluewater Hwy, Ionia, MI 48846MichiganPrison616-527-6331Click Here
Kinross Correctional FacilityKincheloe4533 W. Industrial Park Drive , Kincheloe, MI 49788 MichiganPrison906-495-2282 Click Here
Lakeland Correctional FacilityColdwater141 1st St, Coldwater, MI 49036MichiganPrison517-278-6942Click Here
Macomb Correctional FacilityLenox34625 26 Mile Rd, Lenox, MI 48048MichiganPrison586-749-4900Click Here
Marquette Branch PrisonMarquette1960 US-41, Marquette, MI 49855MichiganPrison906-226-6531Click Here
Michigan ReformatoryIonia1342 W Main St, Ionia, MI 48846MichiganPrison616-527-2500Click Here
Muskegon Correctional FacilityMuskegon2400 S Sheridan Dr, Muskegon, MI 49442MichiganPrison231-773-3201Click Here
Newberry Correctional FacilityNewberry13747 E. County Road 428, Newberry, MI 49868MichiganPrison906-293-6200Click Here
Oaks Correctional FacilityManistee1500 Caberfae Hwy, Manistee, MI 49660MichiganPrison231-723-8272Click Here
Ojibway Correctional FacilityMareniscoN 5705 Ojibway Road, Marenisco, MI 49947MichiganPrison906-787-2217Click Here
Parnall Correctional FacilityJackson1780 E Parnall Rd, Jackson, MI 49201MichiganPrison517-780-6004Click Here
Pugsley Correctional FacilityKingsley7401 Walton Rd, Kingsley, MI 49649MichiganPrison231-263-5253Click Here
Richard A. Handlon Correctional FacilityIonia1728 Bluewater Hwy, Ionia, MI 48846MichiganPrison616-527-3100Click Here
Saginaw Correctional FacilityFreeland9625 Pierce Rd, Freeland, MI 48623MichiganPrison989-695-9880Click Here
Special Alternative Incarceration FacilityChelsea18901 Waterloo Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118MichiganPrison734-475-1368Click Here
St. Louis Correctional FacilityLouis8585 N Croswell Rd, St. Louis, MI 48880MichiganPrison989-681-6444Click Here
Thumb Correctional FacilityLapeer3225 John Conley Dr, Lapeer, MI 48446MichiganPrison810-667-2045Click Here
West Shoreline Correctional FacilityMuskegon2500 S Sheridan Dr, Muskegon, MI 49444MichiganPrison231-773-9200Click Here
Women's Huron Valley Correctional FacilityYpsilanti3201 Bemis Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197MichiganPrison734-572-9900Click Here
Woodland Center Correctional FacilityWhitmore Lake9036 M-36, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189MichiganPrison734-449-3320Click Here
Eaton County JailCharlotte1025 Independence Blvd, Charlotte, MI 48813MichiganJail517-543-3512Click Here
Oakland County JailPontiac1201 Telegraph Rd, Pontiac, MI 48341MichiganJail248-858-1800Click Here
Oceana County JailHart216 Lincoln St, Hart, MI 49420MichiganJail231-873-3967Click Here
Ontonagon County JailOntonagon620 Conglomerate St, Ontonagon, MI 49953MichiganJail906-884-4901Click Here
Gratiot County JailIthaca226 E Center St, Ithaca, MI 48847MichiganJail989-875-5211Click Here
Charlevoix County JailCharlevoix1000 Grant St, Charlevoix, MI 49720MichiganJail231-547-4461Click Here
Cheboygan County JailCheboygan870 S Main St, Cheboygan, MI 49721MichiganJail231-627-3155Click Here
Clare County JailHarrison255 W Main St, Harrison, MI 48625MichiganJail989-539-7166Click Here
Kalkaska County JailKalkaska605 N Birch St, Kalkaska, MI 49646MichiganJail231-258-5245Click Here
Baraga County JailL'Anse940 US-41, L'Anse, MI 49946MichiganJail906-524-6100Click Here
Barry County JailHastings1212 W State St, Hastings, MI 49058MichiganJail269-948-4804Click Here
Bay County JailBay City503 3rd St, Bay City, MI 48708MichiganJail989-895-4066Click Here
Benzie County JailBeulah505 S Michigan Ave, Beulah, MI 49617MichiganJail231-882-0052Click Here
Berrien County JailSt Joseph919 Port St, St Joseph, MI 49085MichiganJail269-983-7141Click Here
Mecosta County JailBig Rapids225 S Stewart Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307MichiganJail231-592-0156Click Here
Menominee County JailMenominee831 10th Ave, Menominee, MI 49858MichiganJail906-863-4441Click Here
Midland County JailMidland101 Fast Ice Dr, Midland, MI 48642MichiganJail989-832-6612Click Here
Washtenaw County JailAnn Arbor2201 Hogback Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105MichiganJail734-585-7247Click Here
Livingston County JailHowell150 S Highlander Way, Howell, MI 48843MichiganJail517-546-2445Click Here
Luce County JailNewberry411 W Harrie St, Newberry, MI 49868MichiganJail906-293-8431Click Here
Mackinac County JailSt Ignace100 S Marley St, St Ignace, MI 49781MichiganJail906-643-1911Click Here
Clinton County JailSt Johns1347 E Townsend Rd, St Johns, MI 48879MichiganJail989-227-6580Click Here
Hillsdale County JailHillsdale165 Fayette St W, Hillsdale, MI 49242MichiganJail517-437-7317Click Here
Roscommon County JailRoscommon111 S 2nd St, Roscommon, MI 48653MichiganJail989-275-9070Click Here
Saginaw County JailSaginaw208 S Harrison St, Saginaw, MI 48602MichiganJail989-790-5462Click Here
Keweenaw County JailEagle River5105 4th St, Eagle River, MI 49950MichiganJail906-337-0528Click Here
St. Clair County JailPort Huron1170 Michigan Rd, Port Huron, MI 48060MichiganJail231-745-6201Click Here
Montmorency County JailAtlanta11045 M-32, Atlanta, MI 49709MichiganJail989-785-2582Click Here
Muskegon County JailMuskegon25 W Walton Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440MichiganJail231-724-6351Click Here
Tuscola County JailCaro420 Court St #1, Caro, MI 48723MichiganJail989-673-8161Click Here
Crawford County JailGrayling200 Michigan Ave, Grayling, MI 49738MichiganJail989-348-4616Click Here
Gogebic County JailBessemer100 W Iron St, Bessemer, MI 49911MichiganJail906-667-0203Click Here
Manistee County JailManistee1525 E Parkdale Ave, Manistee, MI 49660MichiganJail231-723-8435Click Here
Mason County JailLudington302 N Delia St, Ludington, MI 49431MichiganJail231-843-3475Click Here
Cass County JailCassopolis321 M-62, Cassopolis, MI 49031MichiganJail269-445-3877Click Here
Houghton County JailHoughton403 E Houghton Ave, Houghton, MI 49931MichiganJail906-482-0055Click Here