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Washtenaw County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: August 26, 2020
Address
2201 Hogback Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Beds
158
County
Washtenaw
Phone
734-585-7247
Fax
734-973-4522
Email
kunathe@ewashtenaw.org

Washtenaw 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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Washtenaw 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: 734-585-7247

The Washtenaw County Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 2201 Hogback Rd Ann Arbor, MI which is operated locally by the Washtenaw 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. Washtenaw County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Ann Arbor Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Community Corrections provides State Public Act 511 (PA511) and locally funded jail and prison diversion programs and sanctioning options for eligible persons at all stages of the criminal justice process.

The facility's role is to reduce the potential to re-offend and to support the safe and appropriate reintegration of offenders into our communities. A collaborative, community-based initiative, we emphasize comprehensive, integrated programs and services that act as an integral part of the Sheriff's Office mission of creating public safety, providing quality service and building strong and sustainable communities.

Community Work Program (CWP)

The CWP is an alternative to incarceration program that substitutes community labor, rather than incarceration, for carefully selected offenders. The Work Program provides service to local municipalities and other non-profit organizations throughout Washtenaw County.

Work Tasks

Individuals sentenced to the CWP engage in a variety of tasks that directly contribute to the community in various ways. Tasks include by way of example but not limitation:

  • Roadway trash pickup
  • Snow shoveling for the disabled and/or elderly
  • General labor
  • Food pantry grocery giveaways
  • Community event preparation and clean up
  • Blight cleanup
  • Painting
  • Fairgrounds clean up
  • Festival set up/clean up
  • Youth camp clean up
  • Non-profit organization assistance, etc.
  • Minimal landscaping

Benefits

  • The CWP provides an opportunity for the selected offenders to take responsibility for their actions and contribute their time and effort directly back to the communities that they may have harmed, while retaining their employment and maintaining their family relationships; keys to not re-offending.
  • The CWP has and continues to provide significant direct savings to the county by decreasing jail bed days served and reducing or eliminating the cost of public service projects many of which, due to limited resources, might not otherwise be completed.

Snow Removal

The Sheriff Community Work Program also participates in a program that offers snow removal for seniors and people with disabilities. Every year the Work Program assists in clearing snow for approximately 170 households throughout the county. If you are interested in receiving assistance with snow removal from the Community Work Program please call 734-973-4867.

Community Garden

In 2017, the CWP created a community garden and grew 800 pounds of fresh produce and delivered it to a number of local area food banks.

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Inmate Mail

ALL Inmate mail should be addressed as follows:

Inmate's Name (No Nicknames - Proper Full Name)
C/O WASHTENAW COUNTY JAIL

2201 HOGBACK RD.
ANN ARBOR, MI 48105

Be sure to include a valid return address in the upper left-hand corner of your envelope!

The following is a list of items that are unauthorized and CANNOT be accepted in any inmate's personal correspondence. If any of these items are found, the entire envelope and its contents will be returned to sender.

  • Cash
  • Personal Checks / Payroll Checks
  • Postage Stamps, Envelops, Stationary, Pre-printed address labels
  • Musical or Novelty type Greetings Cards
  • Oversized Greeting Cards (Maximum allowed is 5 x 9)
  • Calendars
  • Polaroid Photographs
  • Nude, Partially nude, or sexually explicit photos
  • Photos suggesting or depicting "gang" colors, gestures, or allegiance
  • Photos may be no larger than 4 x 6, and are limited to 5 to their possession
  • Magazines and newspapers mailed from other than the PUBLISHER. Books will not be accepted from bookstores or retailers i.e. Amazon, etc.
  • Letter and/or envelopes that are sealed with or contain lipstick, perfume, toothpaste, glue, glitter, stickers, staples, metal objects, metal fasteners, or any other foreign adhesive.
  • Money orders made out to the Washtenaw County Jail in care of the inmate will accepted through the purchase of personal hygiene, stationary, and any other commissary items.

Inmate Care Packages

An iCare gift bag is a powerful, convenient way to tell an offender they have the support of their loved ones. Using a debit or credit card, friends and family can send packages that appeal to a wide range of tastes and needs such as snacks, chocolate, coffee, health and beauty, cookies, comfort items and stationery.

Information, contents and prices of each care package can be viewed online

Jail Programs

Jail based programs allow eligible inmates to earn an early release by completing programming in jail. Often, release is contingent upon completion of Public Act 511 aftercare programs in the community. Here is more information on the programs used by Washtenaw County:

In Jail Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Community Corrections manages the funding for an In-Jail Substance Abuse Treatment Program conducted by Dawn Farm, Inc though Public Act 511. Dawn Farm is a Washtenaw County based substance abuse treatment center. The goal of the program is to assist alcoholics and addicts in the journey to achieve lifelong recovery.

In Jail Thinking Matters Program

Thinking Matters is a Cognitive Restructuring program that forces individuals to examine the core attitudes and beliefs that motivate their thinking patterns and dictate their behaviors. It attempts to expose an individual to critical thinking errors that lead them to repeated, illegal, negative, or destructive behaviors. Thinking Matters then challenges individuals to develop new thinking patterns that if successful, over time, will establish new core attitudes and beliefs, therefore, changing behavior.

Meetings

The Thinking Matters Program is an intensive 6 to 8-week program that meets twice per week for 2 hours.

Thinking Matters requires regular attendance, group participation, written homework assignments.

Bonding Information

If a 10% bond is posted, the court will retain 10% of the posted amount. The bond is released to the bonder at completion of the case, or earlier, if ordered by judge. Bond can be posted in either the inmate’s name (if allowing inmate to use bond towards fine/costs) or the bonder’s name. Bond, less 10%, will be returned to the bonder or inmate depending on who’s name the bond was posted in.

If the 10% bond is placed in the bonder’s name, the refund check is sent by the court to the bonder once the court case is completed. However, if the inmate fails to appear at the court hearing, the bond is forfeited and the bonder is responsible for the total bond.

If the 10% bond is placed in the inmate’s name, the refund check is sent by the court to the inmate once the court case is completed. However, if the inmate fails to appear at the court hearing, the bond is forfeited and the inmate is responsible for the total bond.

If any portion of the inmate’s commissary funds are used to pay for ANY amount of the bond, the bond is automatically placed in the inmate’s name.

Other than 10% bonds, all other bonds are placed in the inmate's name.

  • During the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, all bonds are paid at the respective court.
  • Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office ITR will take bonds Monday - Friday 4:30PM to 8:00AM. On weekends and holiday the ITR will take bonds 24/7. Bond paperwork completed by our staff will include the name the bonder wants the bond to be placed in (bonder or inmate).

Payment Type:

  • Master Card, Visa and Discover only!
  • No Master or Visa Debit Cards with pin numbers will be accepted.
  • Money orders and cashier's checks are acceptable and are to be made payable to the inmate and /or Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.
  • No personal checks.

Inmate Mail
ALL Inmate mail should be addressed as follows:
Inmate's Name (No Nicknames - Proper Full Name)
C/O WASHTENAW COUNTY JAIL
2201 HOGBACK RD.
ANN ARBOR, MI 48105
Be sure to include a valid return address in the upper left hand corner of your envelope!

The following is a list of items that are unauthorized and CANNOT be accepted in any inmate's personal correspondence. If any of these items are found, the entire envelope and its contents will be returned to sender.
Cash
Personal Checks / Payroll Checks
Postage Stamps, Envelops, Stationary, Pre-printed address labels
Musical or Novelty type Greetings Cards
Oversized Greeting Cards (Maximum allowed is 5 x 9)
Calendars
Polaroid Photographs
Nude, Partially nude, or sexually explicit photos
Photos suggesting or depicting "gang" colors, gestures, or allegiance
Photos may be no larger than 4 x 6, and are limited to 5 to their possession
Magazines and newspapers mailed from other than the PUBLISHER. Books will not be accepted from bookstores or retailers i.e. Borders, Barnes and Nobles, etc.
Letter and / or envelopes that are sealed with or contain lipstick, perfume, toothpaste, glue, glitter, stickers, staples, metal objects, metal fasteners, or any other foreign adhesive.
Money orders made out to the Washtenaw County Jail in care of the inmate will accepted through the mail for the purchase of personal hygiene, stationary, and any other commissary items.

Inmate Care Packages
An iCare gift bag is a powerful, convenient way to tell an offender they have the support of their loved ones. Using a debit or credit card, friends and family can send packages that appeal to a wide range of tastes and needs such as snacks, chocolate, coffee, health and beauty, cookies, comfort items and stationery.
Information, contents and prices of each care package can be viewed online!

Bonding Information
If a 10% bond is posted, the court will retain 10% of the posted amount. The bond is released to the bonder at completion of the case, or earlier, if ordered by judge. Bond can be posted in either the inmate’s name (if allowing inmate to use bond towards fine/costs) or the bonder’s name. Bond, less 10%, will be returned to the bonder or inmate depending on who’s name the bond was posted in.
If the 10% bond is placed in the bonder’s name, the refund check is sent by the court to the bonder once the court case is completed. However, if the inmate fails to appear at the court hearing, the bond is forfeited and the bonder is responsible for the total bond.
If the 10% bond is placed in the inmate’s name, the refund check is sent by the court to the inmate once the court case is completed. However, if the inmate fails to appear at the court hearing, the bond is forfeited and the inmate is responsible for the total bond.
If any portion of the inmate’s commissary funds are used to pay for ANY amount of the bond, the bond is automatically placed in the inmate’s name.
Other than 10% bonds, all other bonds are placed in the inmate's name.
During the hours of 8:00AM to 4:30PM, all bonds are paid at the respective court.
Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office ITR will take bonds Monday - Friday 4:30PM to 8:00AM. On weekends and holiday the ITR will take bonds 24/7. Bond paperwork completed by our staff will include the name the bonder wants the bond to be placed in (bonder or inmate).
Payment Type:
Master Card, Visa and Discover only!
No Master or Visa Debit Cards with pin numbers will be accepted.
Money orders and cashier's checks are acceptable and are to be made payable to the inmate and /or Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.
No personal checks.

Inmate Money & Accounting
TouchPay provides the most convenient, secure, and cost-effective methods for friends and family members to deposit funds into the accounts of incarcerated love ones or to make mandated payments. Customers can make deposits and payments through our proprietary Lobby Kiosk, online through our secure web portal, via toll-free phone IVR (Interactive Voice Response), and through select retail providers. Funds are typically available within 24 hours.
Transactions can be applied to the following services:
Commissary Account
Telephone Account
Methods of Payment Accepted:
Cash
Master Card
Visa
Charge will appear on your credit card/checking statement as INMATE PAYMENT.
Methods to make Deposits:
Toll Free Phone: 1-866-232-1899
Online: www.touchpaydirect.com
TouchPay Kiosk: Located in the Jail Lobby
Inmate ID Number Required
Washtenaw County Jail Facility Number 248105

Inmate Property Release
Kites cannot be sent to the visiting officer for inmate property releases. Inmates may send a kite to the ITR at any time to advise ITR property staff of the person who will pick up their property.
Valid ID is required for all property releases.
Property Release Times
As long as the inmate has given permission, via kite, for someone to pick up their property, property releases are done 24/7.
Releasable Items
All of the inmate's personal property not in their immediate possession must be released. The only exception is one complete set of clothes to dress in upon release from the facility may be retained.
Approved Property
Approved property items can be dropped off at the Video Visitation Center during the inmate’s scheduled visit.
Approved property includes: Appropriate Court Clothing, Prescription Eyewear such as eyeglasses (sunglasses are not authorized), Contacts, and Saline Solutions (sealed vials/bottles). Medications, prescriptions and medical equipment will be accepted based upon approval of jail medical staff.

Inmate Transfers
When an inmate is transferred to prison their property will be boxed up and held for 14 days from time of sentencing.

Any prisoner who is transferred to prison may designate up to two persons to collect their belongings from the jail before it is destroyed.
All unclaimed property will be destroyed 14 days after the inmate is sentenced to prison or boot-camp.

Inmate Locator

Washtenaw 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 Washtenaw 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 734-585-7247.

Registration

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

Visitation Information

Washtenaw County Jail - Video Visitation Details

  • Family and friends coordinate to decide who will visit for the inmates weekly visit.

One person must register online with the visitation system in order to schedule visits.

YOU CAN NOT SCHEDULE A VISIT UNTIL YOU REGISTER WITH THE SYSTEM.

Video Visitation Hours

Tuesday-Friday 12:00PM-8:00PM

Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM

  • For persons without internet access, computers are available to complete this process in the public lobby of the Sheriff's Office.
  • Once registered, the person wishing to visit will be allowed to schedule the weekly visit during any available period identified during the scheduling process. THE PERSON SCHEDULING MUST INCLUDE ALL THOSE WHO WILL BE ATTENDING THE WEEKLY VISIT, AS THOSE NOT LISTED WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO VISIT. REMEMBER, ONCE THIS VISIT IS SCHEDULED, NO ONE ELSE WILL BE ABLE TO SCHEDULE ANOTHER VISIT FOR THAT WEEK.
  • Once your visit is scheduled please report to the Sheriff's Office lobby 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled visiting time. Please check in with the Visitation Officer.
  • If an e-mail is provided at registration, you will be notified of cancellations via e-mail.
  • After your visit, you may use the equipment in the lobby to schedule your visit for the next week.

PLEASE READ THE FULL LIST OF VIDEO VISITATION DETAILS PRIOR TO SCHEDULING OR ATTENDING YOUR VISIT

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