Alger County Jail, MI Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: July 16, 2020

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906-387-4444
101 East Varnum Street, Munising, MI, 49862
Alger County Jail

In Munising, Michigan is where the Alger County Jail can be found. The law agencies in and around the Alger County work closely with this facility. A majority of the inmates that are held in this facility reside in Alger County.

The Alger County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Alger County Jail. All of the inmates that are held in this facility have no more than a 2-year sentence.

While being economical, the goal of the Alger County Jail is to supply the inmates with all the resources they need.

The way jail is operated it surpasses national and state standards.

How to Find Someone in Alger County Jail

The Alger County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Alger County Jail.  Keeping and maintaining an up to date database of all current inmates is a big responsibility.

The Alger County Jail has its jail roster with their current arrests open to the general public by the Alger County Sheriff's Department. This database can be found on the Alger County Sheriff’s Department official website.

The Alger County Jail roster can be searched by the information listed below:

  • Age
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Released From
  • Inmate Number
  • Booking Date
  • Committed To
  • Gender

The information listed below will be shown when doing a successful inmate search:

  • Inmate's Full Name
  • Committed By
  • Inmate's Number
  • Address
  • Mugshots
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Charges
  • Release Date
  • Booking Date

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

The Alger County Jail inmates are allowed to get written letters in the mail from their family and friends. For safety reasons all letters sent to the jail are examined be the jail employees. The letters will get passed out to the inmates after the jail employees check them.

There are a number of items you are not allowed to sent when sending things to the prison along with your letters. You are not allowed to send the items listed below:

•    Gang-related Material
•    Plastic
•    Metal
•    Polaroids
•    Ribbons
•    String
•    Glitter
•    Confetti
•    Perfume
•    Envelopes
•    Pencils
•    Pens
•    Writing Paper
•    Stamps
•    Music Cards
•    Lipstick/Lipgloss/Chapstick
•    No photographs larger than 5x7”

Inmates in the Alger County Jail are allowed to get books, newspaper and magazines sent to them. All books, newspaper and magazines will need to be sent straight from the publisher or the bookstore to the jail. All books that are sent to the jail will need to be new and paperback. All used and hardcover books are not allowed. All used and hardcover books that are sent will get sent back to the sender. 

The inmate's mailing address in the Alger County Jail is: 

(Inmate's Name)
Alger County Jail
101 East Varnum Street, Munising, MI, 49862

Sending Money

The Alger County Jail inmates will need money to make purchases from the commissary. You are allowed to send a cashier’s check or a money order to the Alger County Jail if you would like to fund an inmate's account. Be sure to make these items payable to the inmate that you are funding their account.

These money orders and cashier’s checks can be dropped off at the jail or mailed to the jail at the address listed below:

Alger County Jail
101 East Varnum Street, Munising, MI, 49862

Make sure to include a return address on the envelope when sending money orders or checks by mail. Be sure to allow several days for the funds to be available in the inmate's account. 

Money can also be deposited by logging on to www.jpay.com.  Using your debit or credit card, JPay site allows the inmate's friends and family members to deposit funds online. Instead of sending a money order or a cashier’s check which takes much longer, funding an inmate's account is much quicker.

Phone calls

The Alger County Jail inmates are not allowed to get phone calls from their family or friends. During phone time inmates are allowed to make phone calls to their family and friends. The inmates are limited to 15-minute phone calls. The call will get terminated as soon as the 15-minutes is over.  

Calling features such as three-way calling and call forwarding are forbidden for the inmates to use. If an inmate is caught using any of these features the call will get disconnected and disciplinary action will be taken up against the inmate. 

The Alger County Jail inmates are allowed to only make collect phone calls. You will only be able to receive a collect call from an inmate from a landline phone. However, you will not be able to receive any collect calls from a mobile phone. The individual receiving the collect call is the one responsible for and all fees associated with the collect calls. The Alger County Jail is not accountable for any and all charges associated with the collect calls.  

Email

The Alger County Jail inmates do not have a way to get onto the internet. The inmates do not have a way to keep in touch with friends and family using any electronic messaging systems.  You will need to send them a written letter to the address listed above if you would like to keep in touch with an inmate in the Alger County Jail

Visiting Rules

The Alger County Jail inmates are allowed to have visitors. All visitors under the age of 18 will be allowed to visit, however, they will need to be with their legal guardian. Before you are allowed to go into the visitation area you will need to show either your driver’s license, state identification card, or your United States Passport.

Make sure to keep all of your personal belongings in your vehicle. None of your personal belongings are allowed in the visitation area.  

The Alger County Jail only allows no-contact video visits. You and the inmate will only be allowed to see each other on a computer screen. You will not be allowed to see an inmate in person. 

Remote visits are offered at the Alger County Jail from the comfort of your own home. You will need a computer, webcam, and high-speed internet in order to a remote visit.

The visitation schedule is listed below. 

Alger County Sheriffs Office / Alger County Jail

Address: 101 East Varnum Street, Munising, Michigan, 49862
Phone: 906-387-4444

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Alger County Jail
101 East Varnum Street, Munising, MI, 49862

Alger County Jail Information

Jail Name Alger County Jail
Jail Type County Jail
Location 101 East Varnum Street, Munising, MI, 49862
Phone 906-387-4444
City Munising
Postal Code 49862
State Michigan
County Alger County
Jail Webpage website

Visitation Hours

Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Holiday

How Often Can I Visit?

Visitations are allowed during the visitation hours listed above. The Alger County Jail will need to be contacted to make an appointment.

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