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Ingham County Youth Center

County Juvenile

Last Updated: March 13, 2021
700 East Jolly Road, Lansing, MI 48910

Ingham County Youth Center is for County Juvenile offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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Ingham County Youth Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 517-887-4330

The Ingham County Youth Center is a medium to low-security detention center located at 700 East Jolly Road Lansing, MI that is operated locally by the Juvenile Justice Department and holds youths awaiting the determination of punishment for the crimes which they are accused. Most of the adolescents are here for less than two years.

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Juvenile facilities overseen by Ingham County do not publish the names of the offenders housed in their facility. As such, there is no public forum for this information.

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Visitation Information

Ingham County Youth Center - Visitation


Hours of Visitation:
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

To gain entrance, come to the intake door on the west side of the building, ring the buzzer and wait for someone to ask your purpose. Give your name and whom you have come to visit.

It is important that your visit be conducted in a calm manner. Arguments or loud talking will result in termination of your visit. It is mandatory that visitation rules be strictly adhered to as outlined below. Failure to follow these rules will result in termination of your visitation and may jeopardize future visiting privileges. All rules, designed to insure the safety and security of the youths in our care, apply to everyone entering the facility.

Purses, handbags, and unapproved items are not allowed in the building. Only keys and picture I.D. are allowed in the building.

Those arriving to visitation on public transportation (i.e. CATA) should secure all personal items (except picture I.D.) in token operated lockers in the intake hallway.

Mail, notes, pictures, and cards must be sent through the U.S. Postal system addressed to the Youth Center, before they can be given to a resident.

Food, beverages, money, tobacco, hair products or anything else may NOT be brought to the resident in the Youth Center.

Smoking is not allowed in the facility.

There will be no hair braiding or any other kind of grooming (nail cutting, braiding, combing, brushing of hair) during visitation.
No excessive hugging or physical contact.
We reserve the right to refuse visitation to anyone believed by our personnel to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
If you have any questions or comments regarding procedures, we encourage you to contact the Youth Center Director at (517) 887-4340.


Only parents or legal guardians may visit. They must be on the visitation list. No children are allowed in the building at any time. A maximum of two visitors per resident at one time are allowed in the visiting area. If a person exits the building the visit is concluded.

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