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Ionia County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 25, 2022
133 Adams St, Ionia, MI 48846

Ionia 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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Ionia 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: 616-527-5737

The Ionia County Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 133 Adams St Ionia, MI which is operated locally by the Ionia 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. Ionia County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Ionia Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Inmate Programs

Jail programs are to assist inmates in returning back into the community with job skills, anger control techniques, and counseling with substance abuse issues.

Inmate Phones

Inmate phone service through Securus. FIfteen minute calls are $18.03. With an InmateAid number we can get the same 15-minute call for $3.15 (save $14.88 per call). Click here to check it out.

With these programs, our aim is to return the inmates to the community with the education and tools to not only improve their lifestyle, but to make them productive members of the community.

Programs Available to the Inmates

  • Life Skills Programs
  • Educational Programs
  • Jail Diversion Programs
  • Community Service Programs
  • Work Programs
  • Substance Abuse


Ionia County Jail Inmates are only be allowed to receive postcards, no bigger than 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ from friends and family, etc. ​Postcards are to be a plain white postcard, no larger than 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2” and are to be a “stamped postcard” (the stamp is pre-inked directly on the postcard and purchased through the US Post Office). Photo postcards of the same size will be accepted if the stamp is pre-printed on the photo postcard. Photo postcards will be accepted from a third party publisher such as (inmateaid.com) as long as it meets the above criteria. Address the cards to Ionia County Correctional Center, c/o Inmate’s Name, 133 E. Adams St., Ionia, MI 48846. All correspondence must include a return address with the first and last name of the sender included. Mail received with only a last name or first initial and last name of the sender will be returned.

Friends and family wishing to mail money to an inmate of the Ionia County Correctional Center must address the envelope to Ionia County Jail, c/o Inmate’s Name, 133 E. Adams St., Ionia MI 48846. Your first and last name must be included with the return (sender’s) address. The envelope shall only contain a money order made out in the inmate’s name. If the envelope contains any correspondence, the correspondence and a copy of the policy will be placed in the envelope, the envelope will be sealed, stamped “Return to Sender” and returned to the post office.

Officers will open all “legal mail” in the presence of the inmate. If non-legal mail is found in the envelope, the non-legal mail will be confiscated; the sender will be notified that increased monitoring of the inmate’s legal mail will take place and turned over to the Prosecutor’s office if needed. All outgoing envelopes or postcards will have metered postage. Indigent inmates are allowed to order an Indigent pack after two weeks of incarceration. This pack will have a stamped envelope, pencil, and paper included.

Inmates will be allowed to send “legal mail” in sealed envelopes. “Legal mail” is defined as any and all attorney-client correspondence, correspondence with the Courts or the State of Michigan, correspondence pertaining to the “conditions of confinement”, etc. An inmate may request in writing an envelope to send out legal mail. The postage will be deducted from his/her commissary account. Inmates with a zero commissary balance will not receive an envelope until there are sufficient funds to pay for postage.

Inmate Locator

Ionia 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 Ionia 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 616-527-5737.


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

Visitation Information

Ionia County Jail - Visitation

A, B & C Units 9AM - 11AM
D Unit 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
E Unit 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM
J,M &I Units 4:30 PM– 5 PM
H Unit 8PM – 10PM N

All females 9AM - 11AM
F Unit 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
G Unit 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM
GYM 4:30 PM– 5 PM
N Unit 8PM – 10PM N

ICSolutions offers The Visitor visitation system. The Visitor provides friends, family members and professionsals the control to schedule and conduct a visit at a time convenient for them and avoid wasting time waiting in long lines or traveling to the facility.
ONSITE visitation is conducted using the video terminals located in the facility’s visitation center.
OFFISTE visitation is a fee based solution conducted from a visitor’s computer or Android device. The cost of and OFFSITE visite will vary by facility.

Visitor Registration


  • All visitors must register (at no cost) in order to participate in a video visitation session with an inmate at this facility.
  • All visitation sessions will be scheduled based on policies for visitation as set forth by this inmate facility.

Registration Instruction Guide

  • Go to www.icsolutions.com from any internet enabled device to login to your existing ICSolutions account or create a new account.
  • Select the option to Register for Video.
  • Enter the facility name.
  • Enter the inmates last name or ID number.
  • Select your relationship to the inmate.
  • Fill in the required fields to complete your profile then click Register to create your video visitation account, then click Done to exit.
  • Once you have completed the registration you can continue on to schedule a visitation session.

Visitor Scheduling

The cost of offsite visitation sessions will vary by facility. If you are planning on visiting from your home or office, you will need sufficient funds in your ICSolutions account prior to scheduling a charged video visitation session.
To fund your ICSolutions account:

  • Login to your existing account at www.icsolutions.com.
  • Under the Prepaid Collect Accounts section, click Add Account, select your agency and enter your phone number to fund your account. Click Save.
  • To add funds, click Fund.
  • Next, select the payment method, then click Add Payment Amount.
  • Enter Payment Amount, click Calculate Total then click Add a Payment Card. From there you will finalize your payment.
  • Go to www.icssolutions.com from any internet enabled device to login to your existing ICSolutions account or create a new account.
  • Log into your ICSolutions account and under Upcoming Visits click Schedule New Visit.
  • Enter facility name.
  • Read the rules and click Agree to continue.
  • Enter inmate name or ID number.
  • Select the location if you will be visiting ONSITE or OFFSITE.
  • OFFSITE visits will charge your ICSolutions account for the cost of the OFFSITE visit at the time the visit is scheduled.
  • Select the date for your video visitation session from the list of available days.
  • Select a time for your video visitation session from the available time slots.
  • Click Add if any additional visitors will be joining your visit and enter their name and date of birth then click Done. (After the visitation session has been confirmed, adding or removing additional visitors will require you to cancel and reschedule a new visitation session)
  • Confirm all the information is correct then click Confirm to accept or click Edit to make any changes.
  • Once confirmed, click Done to exit.

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