Allegan County MI Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: July 09, 2024
640 River St, Allegan, MI 49010

Allegan Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

The phone carrier is TelMate Inmate Calling, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are seeking to send your inmate money for commissary, one recommended for this facility is eXpressAccount. There is a fee for sending money, see their rates and limitations.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at Allegan Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 269-673-0446.

When someone you care about gets arrested, it can be overwhelming. This webpage aims to ease your concerns by providing information about Allegan County MI Jail. From visitation guidelines to contacting jail staff, we're here to support you as you navigate this challenging time. Take a look around and let us help you understand how to best support your family member or friend in custody.

The Allegan Co Jail, located at 640 River St in Allegan, MI, is a secure detention center operated by the Allegan County Sheriff's Office. This facility primarily houses individuals awaiting trial or sentencing, typically for less than two years. It accepts inmates from various jurisdictions, including surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service, and the Allegan Police Department.

New detainees are regularly admitted to the jail, with some being released on bail or placed under pretrial services caseloads. Others await their court appearances at the facility, receiving necessary accommodations such as bedding and meals. View all arrest records here.

Individuals who do not post bail within the first twenty-four hours are required to appear before a judge. During this first appearance, conducted either in person or via telephone, the judge informs the arrested person of the charges against them and sets the bond amount.

Following the intake process, which includes property inventory, medical screening, and booking, inmates are assigned to the general population. Housing assignments are based on the classification of their charges, whether felony or misdemeanor, to ensure proper management and safety within the facility.

After processing, inmates are assigned to a housing area based on classification. Compliance with jail rules typically results in a lower classification and more privileges, while rule violations or additional charges lead to a higher classification and fewer privileges. Inmates serving as trustees within the jail undertake various tasks, including cooking, laundry, and commissary management, often receiving minimal compensation or sentence reduction for their services.

The jail is designed with "pods," featuring a large common area with affixed tables and attached seats, and individual cells typically on two levels. Inmates spend certain times in their cells and other times congregating in the pod for activities like playing cards, games, reading, or watching television. Movement outside the pod, such as trips to the commissary, library, or recreation area, occurs under the constant supervision of unarmed correctional officers. The environment in the county jail is considered less stressful than that of a prison because the sentences are much shorter.

The jail offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Alternatively, setting up an account through a third-party phone company may entail high fees per minute of usage. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

Books and magazines ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. The Jail enforces this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

Inmate workers are chosen based on conduct and cooperation with staff. Participation in the community service program can sometimes reduce sentences. Commissary is available weekly, with orders submitted via kiosk two days in advance. On holidays, there may be increased spending limits. Upon receiving commissary items, inmates must present their ID, check their order, and sign for it in the presence of the commissary employee. Indigent inmates are provided with all essential basic hygiene items including USPS stamps and writing materials.

Information and Resources

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Michigan. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Allegan County MI Jail.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

NOTE: VISITS NEED TO BE SCHEDULED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE, this allows the inmate time to confirm the visit.

The Kiosk for Visiting cannot take Commissary money. Please use the other kiosk in the Visitation Lobby for depositing money in an inmate's commissary account. Money cannot be transferred if incorrectly deposited in one kiosk.


Visitation Policy

Purpose: To allow visits to an inmate confined in the Corrections Center, allow that inmate to continue a basic contact with the outside world, and to maintain mental stability while confined.

Reference: 791.654 Rules and Regulations, Michigan Department of Corrections.

Visiting an inmate is now done locally (in the video visitation room, located in the main lobby) or remotely (on an internet device with a camera).

To create a new account, place money on an inmate's telephone/visitation account, send messages, share photos or schedule video visits, go to Money is no longer taken by Sheriff's Office staff.

If scheduling a local visit (in the video visitation room, located in the main lobby): the video visitation is open Monday – Friday from 7:50 am-4:00 pm; excluding major holidays. Visits can be scheduled beginning at 8:00 am, with the last one at 4:00 pm. If you have questions and need help with scheduling a visit, call 866-516-0115.

Visitation Hours are subject to change by the Administration.

If unsure how to schedule a visit, please call 866-516-0115; or if you are at the Sheriff's Office, you will need to use the phone on the side of the kiosk. This phone rings directly to Telmate Customer Service.

Visitation Rules

These rules apply to all persons who are using the video visitation system to visit friends or family in the jail. Failure to comply with these rules may result in the termination of your visit, and/or restriction of future visitation privileges.

NOTE: Sheriff’s Office staff are unable to pass messages to inmates, including informing them that a visit has been scheduled, or that money has been deposited in their account. Inmates are notified via the kiosk in their housing units of such activities. If a member of the public wishes to get a message to an inmate, they may do so using the kiosk in the video visitation room or by sending an inmate a post card (post cards can be purchased at the post office). There will be no exceptions to this policy.

  1. Each visitor must register to visit.
  2. Only 2 visitors are allowed at each station in the visitation area at a time, this includes children over the age of 2.
  3. Minors must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an adult in the visitation area.
  4. No profanity, abusive speech, or loud behavior allowed at any time.
  5. Persons who are intoxicated, or believed to be under the influence of intoxicants or drugs, will be denied visitation privileges.
  6. No nudity or suggestive clothing will be allowed.
  7. No cell phone usage during your visit.
  8. All visit scheduling and money deposits will occur using the kiosks.

The Allegan County Sheriff's Office and Corrections Center is a non-smoking facility.

Visitation Information and Resources

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