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Alger County Jail Information
101 East Varnum Street
Munising, MI 49862
Phone: (906) 387-4444
The Alger County Jail is located at 101 East Varnum Street in Munising, MI and is a medium security county jail operated by the Alger County Sheriff’s Department.This site tells you all the information about everything one might want to know about the Alger County Jail, like how to do a jail inmate search, the jail’s phone number and address, booking and intake procedures, court information and records, and much, much more.
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This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips that you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation is welcome.
Alger County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and need to find out where they are? Do you know somebody who has been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
To see who is in jail at the Alger County Jail you should use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Alger County Jail Inmate Search has information about individuals who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, and times you can visit. You can get the same information about anyone booked or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You can get their arrest information fast if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.
Alger County Jail Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Alger County Jail takes you through 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.
First, you have to answer some basic questions, such as what is your legal name, your address, birthdate and contact person, and they’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history. Next, you’ll be given an inmate number and you will get fingerprinted. Then, all of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
You will then be allowed to make a telephone call so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or somebody else who can help you get out.
If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.
When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged will take anywhere between 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, it might depend on whether you have a cash bond or if a judge must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, you should expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.
Alger County Jail Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates must list the name and date of birth of each visitor to the Alger County Jail in advance of the visit. This information will go into a log of visitors for the inmate. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should call the facility at (906) 387-4444 before you visit an inmate.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
Before you can visit someone at the Alger County Jail you have to first be added to their approved visitation list.
Make sure to bring your up to date government issued ID or driver’s license when you go to visit or you will not be allowed to enter.
No phones at Alger County Jail, and you will be searched before entering. No personal belongings. Anyone on must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. This kind of visitation is not normally approved.
If the visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is younger than 18 years of age and is not related to the inmate, this visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know about sending letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Alger County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Alger County Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at the Alger County Jail is:
Alger County Jail
101 East Varnum Street
Munising, MI 49862
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Alger County Jail
101 East Varnum Street
Munising, MI 49862
The Alger County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so be sure to check the official Alger County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Alger County Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Alger County Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is freely available.
Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a docket and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes, drug offenses, kidnapping, sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault, violent crimes, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The procedure to send funds to someone in jail at the Alger County Jail change frequently, so be sure to review the Alger County Jail site before send money to someone in jail there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Alger County Jail
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.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Alger County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (906) 387-4444 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Alger County Jail store. Inmates can purchase several different things here, such as personal items, food, and things for writing. Bear in mind that you will probably need to buy things from the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different products that the inmate can buy if they have money in their commissary account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Alger County Jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are typically more costly than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or eliminated altogether.
Phone Number: (906) 387-4444
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service providers have a monopoly at every facility that they are the exclusive phone provider for, which means that they they control the prices. The profits off of all inmate phone calls are shared with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Alger County Jail. The prices are posted and there are at least two pricing tiers based on where the inmate is calling. These three factors will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For state prisons and local jails learning how to decrease your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com keeps up to date with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you a lot of money on calling your inmate. In some cases, we won’t be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the facility has set their phone rates in a way that nobody will be able to save you money.
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