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Ingham County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: June 26, 2022
640 N Cedar St, Mason, MI 49954

Ingham 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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Ingham 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: 517-676-2431

The Ingham County Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 640 N Cedar St Mason, MI which is operated locally by the Ingham 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. Ingham County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Mason Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

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Inmate Locator

Ingham 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 Ingham 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 517-676-2431.


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

Visitation Information


The Visitor’s Lobby of the Correctional Facility can be easily accessed from the Cedar Street (exit 66) of US 127. Proceed East on Cedar Street to Buhl Avenue. Visiting hours are listed below.


Monday through Friday

  • 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Holiday Closures

Effective 7-31-17, the Lobby will be closed for general public visitation on the following County holidays:

  • New Year's Eve
  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday Following Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

Visitation will occur five (5) days a week (Monday through Friday).
Each inmate who is not on discipline will be allowed one free visit. The duration of that visit is 20 minutes.

Visitation is on a first come, first serve basis as follows and as scheduling permits:
Monday – Friday

  • 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

All visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Visits will be scheduled via the Internet or by using the video visitation kiosk located in the visitation booths at:
Jail Lobby 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Human Services Building 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Clergy, attorneys, medical social services, parole/probation, police personnel and other associated agencies may visit and/or interview inmates face-to-face during the course of normal working hours. Personnel using this privilege must be able to show proper identification.

1) Valid driver’s license, government-issued identification card or other valid picture identification.
2) Children/infants are considered visitors and must show valid identification (examples: School identification, birth certificate, Social Security card or Amber Alert identification).
3) Home address
4) Valid telephone number

1. The Lobby has the ability to monitor all visits. Attorney visits will be monitored by video only.
2. Any misuse or abuse to the visitation machines will result in termination of the visit and possible criminal/disciplinary action.
3. The inmate and visitor must remain properly dressed. No underclothing shall be exposed. No nudity.
4. Inappropriate gestures, profanity, yelling, loud talking, excessive emotionalism or any type of disruptive behavior will not be permitted.
5. No more than two (2) visitors will visit at a time; this includes children of all ages. Visitors under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
6. Each visitor must check in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visit. Visitors arriving late will only receive the balance of the remaining visiting time or may not be allowed to visit, dependant on the circumstances.
7. Visitors appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted in the visitation area.
8. Cell phones or other similar recording or communication devices (audio or visual) are prohibited in the Jail Lobby or visitation rooms and while having a home visit.
9. Only those scheduled to visit will be allowed in the visitation area. Visitors are required to remain in the visitation booth during visits. If the visitor leaves the visitation booth than the visit will be terminated.
10. Any problems with audio or video reception must be reported to the staff immediately.
11. The Ingham County Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to cancel any visitation times if it is in the best interest of the security of the facility.

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