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Lake County MI Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 01, 2021
1153 Michigan Ave, Baldwin, MI 49304

Lake 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.

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Lake 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: 231-745-6201

The Lake County MI Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 1153 Michigan Ave Baldwin, MI which is operated locally by the Lake 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. Lake County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Baldwin Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Lake County Corrections Division provides secure incarceration and detention for the following: felons, gross misdemeanants, misdemeanants, pre-trial detainees, juvenile non-status offenders, MDOC offenders, witnesses and others being detained in protective custody. The corrections division shall further strive to provide an atmosphere, which is safe where the rights of inmates are protected, as well as promote the humane care of inmates. It is the goal of the Lake County Corrections Division to establish an environment of respect and dignity toward prisoners and to strive for staff sensitivity toward persons under their care.

It is the responsibility of the Lake County Sheriff to operate the county correctional facilities in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner. It is a core function of the facilities to be fiscally prudent while providing continuous monitoring for inmate and staff safety.

The responsibilities for inmate care and Officer safety are tremendous. Correctional Officers are responsible for facility security by overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been convicted of a criminal offense, sentenced to serve time in jail and those offenders housed for the MDOC. Officers maintain security and inmate accountability to prevent disturbances, assaults and escapes.

In order to facilitate this massive undertaking, the Lake County Corrections Division management system is divided into two divisions: The main jail which opened in the mid 1960’s with a capacity of 28 and later remodeled in 2000 bringing the capacity up to 48. Staffing consists of Chief Deputy, Jail Sergeant, 4 Corporal’s, 10 Corrections officers. Secondary facility Lake County Residential Reentry Program opened in 1991 with a capacity of 110 and renovated in 2006 bringing the capacity up to 300 ( 240 males and 60 females ). The LCRRP facility houses MDOC parole offenders for 90 to 120 days. Staffing consists of Chief Deputy, Staff Sergeant, 4 Sergeants, 4 Corporals and 30 Corrections officers. Michigan Department of Corrections staff on site include: State Supervisor, Transportation staff and Parole officers. All divisions are fully aware of the Lake County Corrections Division mission and vision.

Inmate Locator

Lake 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 Lake 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 231-745-6201.


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

Visitation Information

Lake County MI Jail - Visitation at 1153 Michigan Ave, Baldwin, MI

  • Monday 9am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6pm
  • Thursday 9am - 6pm
  • Friday 9am - 6pm

All visits are non-contact and conducted through a glass partition. This facility may also have a video visitation option, please call 231-745-6201 for more information and updates to the current rules and regulations.

Inmates are allowed 2 visitors per day

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