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Kalamazoo County MI Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: February 15, 2022
Address
1500 Lamont St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Beds
425
County
Kalamazoo
Phone
269-385-6173
Email
kalcounty2@kkzo.com

Kalamazoo County MI 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 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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Kalamazoo County MI 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: 269-385-6173

The Kalamazoo County MI Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 1500 Lamont St Kalamazoo, MI which is operated locally by the Kalamazoo 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. Kalamazoo County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Kalamazoo Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Jail Division maintains all functions related to Jail and Inmate management. The jail regularly supervises over 400 inmates. All inmates are processed by deputies in Receiving, where they are fingerprinted, photographed and classified for placement in the jail.

The jail offers several programs including education, rehabilitation, mental health, ministry, and health care. Inmate work crews are employed throughout the county to help with many public works projects.

The Transport Section moves inmates to and from their court appearances, transports sentenced felons to prison and picks up persons being held in other jails on outstanding Kalamazoo County warrants.

KALAMAZOO COUNTY JAIL INMATE GUIDE BOOK

Inmates in the Kalamazoo County Jail have the ability to purchase personal care products, undergarments, stationery, stamps and food/snack items for personal use. Inmates are permitted to purchase up to fifty (50) dollars worth of commissary items weekly.

Inmates will only draw from their own accounts. Inmates will not be allowed to transfer funds from their account to another inmate's account.

Inmates who are on restriction or housed in a disciplinary segregation unit will only be allowed to order hygiene items, paper, envelopes, stamps, and writing utensils.

This facility's inmate phone system is provided by Telmate. Only inmates may initiate phone calls. If you wish to contact an inmate, your options are to call and leave the inmate a voicemail (up to 3 minutes), write a letter, or visit the inmate during official visitation hours.

Phone Calls - To call you, an inmate simply dials your phone number. When receiving a call, you should first hear an announcement from an automated voice, such as "You are receiving a call from [inmate name], an inmate at [facility name]. Press one (1) to accept."

If the inmate has no calling funds, and is calling you for the first time, the call will be free for a brief period of time (often less than a minute). This is to allow the inmate to inform you of where he or she is, and to explain how calls work from this facility. After this short call, the inmate will be placed on hold and you will be presented the opportunity to:

  • Pay (via credit card) to continue the current call
  • Deposit funds for the inmate to continue your call and, if there is money remaining, the inmate may use the funds to make future calls to any number.
  • Deposit funds to your own phone number to continue your call and, if there is money remaining, the inmate may use the funds to call your number in the future, but the funds will not be available for calling other numbers.

Phone Funds

You may also deposit funds:

Via the Web - Make deposits via the Web, from Telmate at gettingout.com.

Over the Phone - Make deposits over the phone by calling Telmate - 866-516-0115. Telmate's US-based bi-lingual customer service representatives are available 24/7.

At a Lobby Kiosk - A Telmate kiosk is located in the lobby of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office 1500 Lamont St, Kalamazoo which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An additional Telmate kiosk is located at the Visitation Center 1421 Healy St, Kalamazoo and is available Tuesday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The kiosks accept cash, debit cards and credit cards.

Voicemail - Friends and family can now leave inmates a voice mail message up to 3 minutes long for about $1.25. Just call 866-516-0115 and follow the prompts.

Block Future Calls - If you do not wish to receive calls from inmates, you may call 866-516-0115 (from a phone attached to the number that you wish to have blocked). A live operator will help prevent inmates from being able to call the number in the future.

Deposits to an Inmate's Commissary Account - Family or friends may provide money for inmates to purchase personal care products, undergarments, stationery, stamps and food/snack items. Those deposits may be processed through a Canteen Services kiosk (gray and chrome kiosk). Canteen kiosks are located in the lobby of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office 1500 Lamont St, Kalamazoo which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and at the Visitation Center 1421 Healy St, Kalamazoo which is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The Visitation Center is located one block west of Lamont St at the end of Healy St.

The Canteen kiosks accept cash bills, Master Card and/or Visa debit and credit cards. The kiosks do not accept coins, money orders, or checks. The Sheriff's Office cannot make change.

The Canteen kiosks do not give change. At the time of the inmate's release, any balance in the inmate's account will be paid to the inmate in the form of a debit card or check.

Deposits may also be posted online by going to expressaccount.com where deposits may be made by using a Master Card and/or Visa debit or credit card.

Canteen Services, the vendor of the kiosk and commissary system, charges a fee for their service. The fee will vary, depending on the amount of the deposit/order.

PLEASE NOTE: Once an inmate's twelve (12) dollar booking fee has been paid, any deposit in an inmate's commissary account will be split 50/50 between past debt and commissary. If the inmate has no debt, then the entire deposit, minus fees, will be available for commissary.

Current Commissary Menu

Inmate Locator

Kalamazoo County MI 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 Kalamazoo County MI 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 269-385-6173.

Registration

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

Visitation Information

Kalamazoo County Jail - Visitation

Visitation with inmates is available at the Visitation Center 1421 Healy St. Visitation Center hours are Tuesday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Visitation Center phone number is 269-385-6048. Healy St. is located one block west of Lamont St. There is no inmate visitations at the Sheriff's Office on Lamont St. Remote video visitations are available for selected housing areas of the jail.

There are NO VISITS ON MONDAYS OR THE DAY FOLLOWING A HOLIDAY.

Inmates are 'classified' upon arrival at the jail facility and on a regular basis while incarcerated. The classification level of the inmate will determine how many privileges he/she will receive, including visits, commissary and out of cell recreation. Classification is based on factors to include behavior, current and past charges, criminal history, and medical and mental health issues. Inmates have the opportunity to gain privileges by improving their behavior and conduct. Inmate classifications and visits are as follows:

High Maximum Security: Inmates get NO VISITS.
High Security: Inmates get one free visit per week.
Medium and Minimum Security: Inmates get two free visits per week.

It is the responsibility of the inmate to inform family and friends of their classification and status.

Additional Visits: Inmates are able to receive additional visits for a fee set by Telmate, the visitation vendor. If the inmate is housed in a selected area of the jail, inmates can receive remote video visits, similar to 'Skype', through a monitor in their cell area, also at a fee determined by Telmate. See "online via Telmate (fee-based)" below for further information on using remote or 'Skype' visitation.

****Visitors may visit with the inmates using the following methods****

On-Site Personal Visits

Onsite personal visits are held at the Visitation Center Tuesday through Friday at 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Visitation Registration

Visits must be scheduled by 10:00 pm of the day before the intended visit.

You may register for visits at any time online by going to the gettingout.com website. If you use an internet device to schedule your visit, you must first have your identification verified on a Telmate kiosk. Telmate kiosks are available for registering at the Healy St Visitation Center during business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and at the Sheriff's Office lobby 1500 Lamont St. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All visits must be scheduled by 10:00 p.m. of the day before the intended visit. Deposits for visitation and phone usage must be made by using only the Telmate kiosk. The Telmate kiosks accept cash, debit cards and credit cards.

A valid government picture identification (ex: Driver's license, State ID Card, or Kalamazoo County ID) with your current and correct address must be presented to sign up for a visit.

Visits are first come, first served.

The Sheriff's Office may cancel your visit if the inmate is on recreation, in school or participating in another inmate program. Visitors will be notified and asked to reschedule their visit. Inmate workers are not allowed visits while they are working.

Visitation Rules and Restrictions

If you are on Parole or Probation you are not allowed to visit. If you were recently incarcerated in the Kalamazoo County Jail, you must wait 30 days before you can visit. Violators will be reported to your Probation/Parole agent and your visitation privilege will be revoked.

Cell phones are not to be used in the Visitation Center lobby or visitation rooms.

No written communication between the visitor and the inmate is allowed for any reason.

Inmate visitors will be dressed in a socially acceptable manner. Clothing must not be sexually suggestive or revealing in any manner. Gang clothing or insignias are banned.

Display of nudity, partial nudity, drug use, threatening language, gang symbols or anything similar is expressly prohibited at the Visitation Center.

All social visits are subject to recording and monitoring.

No Children under the age of 12 are allowed in the visitation room. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult while at the Visitation Center. Any children left unattended will result in immediate termination of the visit. Parents or Legal Guardian must show proof of age (Birth Certificate). Legal Guardians must show Court documents proving guardianship.

No food or drink is permitted in the Visitation Center.

Absolutely NO PICTURES OR VIDEO may be taken while in the Visitation Center. Anyone violating this rule will be permanently banned from all visits. The phone or camera will be confiscated until the picture is proven to be deleted.

Proper conduct must be maintained while at the Visitation Center at all times or your visit privilege will be cancelled.

A violation of any rule, dress code, or code of conduct will result in termination of the visit and termination of all visitation privileges.

Business Visiting Hours - Attorneys, Probation and Parole Officers, registered Clergy, Social Workers, Mental Health caseworkers and Bondsmen may visit Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Online Via Telmate (Fee Based)

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office has expanded its inmate visitation options with the addition of remote, or 'Skype', video visitation through Telmate. Video visitation allows for more inmate visits with family and friends without the need to travel to the Visitation Center.

Remote video visits may be conducted from any computer with high-speed internet, a webcam, microphone and speakers. There is no limit to the number of remote visits, and they are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Video visits are currently available for $0.25 per minute with each visit being in 30-minute blocks of time ($7.50 per visitation session).

You may register for a visit online at gettingout.com or use a Telmate kiosk located at the Healy St Visitation Center during business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or at the Sheriff's Office lobby 1500 Lamont St 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All visits must be scheduled by 10:00 p.m. of the day before the intended visit. Deposits for visitation and phone usage must be made by using only the Telmate kiosk. The Telmate kiosks accept cash, debit cards and credit cards. If you use an internet device to schedule your visit, you must first have your identification verified on a Telmate kiosk.

Available visiting times and privilege may vary throughout the jail facility depending on classification and the housing unit. Not all housing units are eligible for remote video visitations. It is the inmate's responsibility to inform family and friends of their classification and status.

To cancel a remote video visit, go to gettingout.com or use the link in your confirmation email.

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