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Alpena County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: October 17, 2019
320 Johnson St, Alpena, MI 49707

Alpena 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.

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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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Alpena County Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 989-354-9830

The Alpena County Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 320 Johnson St Alpena, MI which is operated locally by the Alpena County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Alpena County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Alpena Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Inmate Phone Accounts

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Inmate Commissary Accounts

All booking and warrant fees must be paid in full before money can be used for commissary items

A jail commissary is provided for inmates to order personal supplies, foodstuffs, and other items. Money may be drawn from the inmate’s personal account to purchase commissary items. A list of items available for purchase and ordering instructions may be requested from Corrections Staff.

After all booking and warrant fees are paid in full the jail will draw 25% from the account to reimburse the County for housing, medical, dental or other fees incurred during incarceration.

There is a $100 per day limit on commissary purchases

Money orders are accepted via mail to the inmate. There is a kiosk machine in our lobby that can be used for bond or to put money on the inmates account with credit/debit card or cash. There is a $2.00 transaction fee to use this machine with cash and a $2.50 or 10% charge to use credit/debit. www.jailatm.com may also be used to put money on an inmates account or post bond.

The inmate trust fund is a repository for inmate money. There is no limit to the amount of money that an inmate may receive into their commissary account. At no time will money in an inmate’s account be transferred to another inmate’s account

Money orders may also be mailed to the inmate.


Personal mail is any and all mail to an inmate not from inmate’s attorney of record. Inmates have no expectation of privacy for any personal mail.

All inmate mail will be sent through the United States Postal Service.

No mail from another inmate or another correctional facility will be accepted.

All incoming mail will be opened and inspected for items that are not allowed into the jail. Mail containing threats, plans for escape, or advocating violence or otherwise violating jail policy will be censored and may be turned over to a Deputy/Sheriff for evaluation and potential prosecution.

Letters may be sent to inmates daily, addressing it to the inmate with the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office address. No inmate number is needed

Letters cannot contain Glitter, stickers, unknown odor, unknown substance on letter or envelope, must be written in pen (black or blue ink only), pencil or typed, no correspondence to a victim of a crime, stamps, envelopes, and extra paper.

Any mail containing these things will be denied and sent back.

Inmate Locator

Alpena County Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Michigan. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Alpena County Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 989-354-9830.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Alpena County Jail - Visitation

Visitation times each day

  • 1:00pm-1:45pm
  • 1:45pm-2:30pm
  • 2:30pm-3:15pm
  • 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • 4:00pm-4:45pm

• Monday Last names starting with A through E
• Tuesday Last names starting with F through K
• Wednesday Last names starting with L through P
• Thursday Last names starting with Q through U
• Friday Last names starting with V through Z
• Saturday Trustee visits only 2:30pm-3:30pm and 3:30pm-4:30pm
• No visits on Sundays

To set up a visit you must call the day of between the hours of 8:00am-11:30am

(989) 354-9839, (989) 354-9842, (989) 354-9843

Visits are on a first come, first served basis

Minor children may only visit with a parent/guardian present and with a birth certificate

All visitors must provide picture ID and nothing other than an ID will be allowed into the visiting area

Examples: No purses, drinks, cellphones, backpacks, etc.

If any of these items are brought into the visit, the visit will be terminated

Appropriate dress is required at all times:

  • Skin tight/Form fitting clothes are not allowed.
  • All visitors must wear undergarments at all times.
  • No see-through clothing allowed.

The visitation schedule may be cancelled or altered for safety/security reasons.

Staff can deny, change, or cancel a visit at any time at their discretion.

All visitors must be registered/scheduled. Visitors not registered/scheduled will not be allowed to visit.

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