To gather District Court information (bonds and warrants) view the District Court web site at http://www.d12.com
The Jackson County Jail and its staff members are utilizing a dynamic training program to improve jail services and enhance the criminal justice system. Through the leadership of the Jail Commander, Dave Luce and Howard Tanner, the Jackson County Jail has implemented both strong and innovative technologically based systems to assist them in this endeavor.
Through the use of computerized digital photographic imaging, photographic reproduction costs have been eliminated. The digital images have assisted both City and County investigators to enhance crime-solving means. The system has reduced storage requirements while increasing accessibility 24 hours a day.
The implementation of live scan fingerprinting has increased efficiency of fingerprint technology. The capability of viewing the fingerprint prior to submission to the Michigan Department of State Police Central Records Division has eliminated the constant return of unsubmittable fingerprints. In the near future this system will be capable of submitting the fingerprints to the Automated Fingerprint Identification System and receive immediate returns. This will allow for the immediate submission and identification of suspects as well as solvency of dated crimes.
The Jackson County Jail is centrally located in downtown Jackson. The 200 bed facility houses sentenced and un-sentenced Misdemeanants, Felons, and Michigan Department of Corrections residents. The original Jackson County Sheriffs Department and Jail depicted below was located approximately two blocks away on Cortland Street. Originally designed to include a residence for the Sheriff and his family, the building was vacated in the early 1950's for the existing site on W. Wesley Street. In 1978 the Wesley Street Jail was expanded to include additional housing units and a centralized receiving area. The Wesley Street Facility underwent renovations in June of 2004.
In September of 2003, construction of a 240 bed direct supervision facility was completed on Chanter Road. The facility boasts state of the art security and surveillance equipment, and is the first jail of its type in Michigan. This vast undertaking was completed on-time and under budget, and will eliminate costs associated with boarding out local inmates to other county jails as well as free up much needed bed space at the Wesley Street Facility for violent, un-sentenced, and felony offenders.
Due to the safety and security of the inmates, no out date will be given to the public (no exceptions). If you would like an inmate’s release date, you must receive it directly from the inmate.
TIMES OF VISITATION
Last Names beginning with A - F Wednesday's 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Last Names beginning with G - M Thursday's 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Last Names beginning with N - Z Friday's 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
All Trustees Tuesday's 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHO CAN VISIT
All inmates may receive visitation privileges after incarceration of seven days. The inmate is only allowed a maximum of three visitors per day. All visitors seeking to visit the same inmate should arrive together at the visitation area. Please be prepared to present a picture identification card to the Corrections Officer upon request. The inmate may change the visitation card once each month.
Entrance onto any Jackson County Office of the Sheriff property, implies consent to search. Visitors are reminded to keep a safe distance from the jail perimeter fence and not to try to communicate with the inmates through the fence. All conversations are subject to audio recording and must be done over the jails phone/visitation system.
LENGTH OF VISIT
To insure that everyone receives a visit, it is necessary to limit visits to "approximately" fifteen minutes. All persons wishing to visit a particular inmate are required to arrive and check in together.
For safety reasons, only children who are 48" or taller may visit an inmate. Smaller children and babies will not be admitted to the visit area. Parents are responsible for their children during visitation. Children under the age of seventeen are required to be accompanied by a parent no exceptions. No one under the age of 18 can visit without a parent. If you are under 18, and the visit is done during school hours, you may be reported as a truant.
Due to the limited size of the visitation area, only inmate visitors will be admitted to the visitation area. After visitation please leave the area. If at the Chanter Road facility, do not approach or yell through the perimeter fence or honk your horn at inmates in the yard as such actions are detrimental to the safety and security of the facility. Violators will not be allowed back onto jail property. If you need to have someone wait or you wish to visit other visitors, please use the Court House break area (downtown) or the waiting room of the Chanter Road facility. Please be considerate of the elderly and barrier free concerned visitors.
OTHER MEANS OF COMMUNICATIONS
All inmates may receive and send correspondence through the United States Postal system. Inmates may not receive packages. Direct all correspondence to:
c/o Jackson County Jail
212 W. Wesley Street
Jackson, Michigan 49201
c/o Jackson County Jail
1995 Chanter Road
Jackson, Michigan 49201
Telephone access is provided to all inmates between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., and is an outgoing collect call service only so you will be charged for the call. If you do not want to pay for the telephone call, do not accept the operator assisted request (there is a pre-call advising that the telephone call is being routed from a correctional facility). The Jackson County Jail will not receive any incoming telephone calls or messages for inmates! If you are experiencing trouble receiving collect calls, contact your phone carrier or contact the Customer Assistance Center @ 1-800-844-6591.
Calling cards can be purchased during visitation hours ($10 and $20) through vending machines that are located at both jails.
We now accept major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) for inmate bonds.
Money can be deposited at the Wesley St. jail in the front office between the hours of 1:00pm to 4:00pm,Wednesday thru Friday. Money can also be deposited at the Chanter rd facility from 1:00pm to 2:30pm, Tuesday thru Friday.
SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT
The County of Jackson has adopted a SMOKE FREE environment to all of its building. The Jackson County Jail has also adopted this policy. All tobacco products are considered contraband. DO NOT bring or leave any tobacco products on Jail property!
BARRIER FREE ACCESSIBILITY
The Jackson County Jail is a barrier free environment. If you have barrier free concerns, please bring them to the attention of the Corrections Officers assigned to the visitation area. We will make barrier free access available to you.
In an effort to provide fair treatment to all and due to the large inmate population, we request that you follow the above listed rules. Corrections Officers are instructed to make no exceptions to jail policy. We make every attempt to treat everyone fairly and courteously. The Corrections Officer assigned to visitations may deny a visit if they believe that Jail Visitation policies have been violated or if it is in the interest of Jail safety or security.
If you need to address any problem or concern and are unable to satisfactorily resolve the issue with the Corrections Officer assigned to the Visitation Area, please contact Lieutenant Howard Tanner @ (517) 768-1605, or Captain Carl Carmoney @ (517) 768-7915.
The following telephone numbers are available for Jail Information or Jail Personnel.
Chanter Road Jail
RECEIVING (517) 768-7911
SERGEANTS (517) 768-7943
LIEUTENANT (517) 768-7913
CAPTAIN (517) 768-7915
RECEIVING (517) 768-1609
SERGEANTS (517) 768-1606
LIEUTENANT (517) 768-1605
CAPTAIN (517) 768-7915
Prior to applying for a position as a Corrections Deputy with the Jackson County Office of the Sheriff, you must have passed the written examination offered by EMPCO. The website to sign up and take the test is www.empco.net/msa
. Once a person has taken and passed the test, they are put into a central database which we can access.
If you have a comment or a question that you wish to have answered by the Jackson County Office of the Sheriff, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org