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Inmate services

Inmate services information is provided below.

While you are in the Macomb County Jail, your address will be as follows:

Name, (inmate number) If inmate number unknown, click here to search
P.O. Box 2308
Mount Clemens, MI 48046

Inmate mail rules:

  • Legal/privileged mail will be opened in the presence of the inmate and checked for contraband. All other incoming mail will be checked for contraband prior to delivery.
  •  Incoming personal mail containing unauthorized/prohibited items will be placed in your property. Prohibited items include but are not limited to: nude, pornographic, explicit or inappropriate photos/materials, postage stamps, food items, checks, bills, receipts, envelopes, labels, oversized cards, Polaroid’s, magnets, stickers, ribbon, etc.
  • Outgoing mail without proper postage and return address will not be delivered.
  • Inmate to inmate mail (within the facility) is prohibited.
  • As of July 21, 2021, soft cover books can only be ordered by the inmate through the jail’s commissary program. Prepaid magazine or newspaper subscriptions can be mailed directly to the inmate from the publisher. Materials which may create a threat to jail safety, security, or good order, or which contain nudity, sexual, racial or ethnic profanity, or depictions or descriptions of violence against persons, animals, or property, child abuse of any kind, or any unlawful acts are prohibited. Nudity includes uncovered male or female genitalia and/or female breasts. All reading material is subject to the five (5) item maximum.
  • Under no circumstances will mail be forwarded or held for any inmate.
  • Incoming/outgoing personal mail may be read to maintain building safety and security.  Legal/privileged mail may not be read without a court order.

If mail is rejected, a notice will be provided.  See form below:

Notice of rejected mail

Property release times: 

Sunday - Thursday
9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

In-custody inmates:

Any inmate in custody may elect to have their VALUABLE property items ONLY released during incarceration. Valuables are items such as keys, pagers, cell phones, wallets, jewelry and other such items. Clothing are items of clothing such as pants, shirts, shoes, etc.

Inmates transferred to prison:

When an inmate is transferred to prison, their property will be boxed up and held for 14 days. 

Make a deposit for a current inmate

Online:  Click here 24 hours a day, seven days a week or call 866-232-1899 
It's easy, all you need is your credit card or debit card.  Facility Locator Number: 748043

JPay: Call 800-574-5729 or to deposit funds.
In person: Money may be deposited into an inmate's account by using cash or credit card at the kiosk in the jail lobby.

By mail: No money is accepted by mail.

Please note: A maximum limit of $400 can be maintained in an inmate's account at any one time.

Questions about inmate funds

Call 586-307-9542 during business hours: Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Prisoner Pay to Stay Program - The effort to make prisoners pay.

The program collects more than one million dollars a year.  State law allows jails to collect for room and board, medical and dental services.

Click here to pay your reimbursement bill by credit card.  An inmate number is needed, click here to search for your inmate number.

Download Inmate Reimbursement History Guide:

Inmate Reimbursement Guide

Trustee program

Provides work opportunities for eligible sentenced inmates in housekeeping, maintenance, kitchen, library and laundry. Inmate work details are supervised by Sheriff's staff.

Additional programs

Many programs at the Macomb County Jail help to assist in providing counseling services and the life skills necessary to help reduce recidivism. 

  • Community Corrections (Community Corrections provides community-based alternatives to incarceration including pretrial supervision, treatment programming, and services for felony probationers)
  • Wellpath (Jail's medical, dental and psychological care provider)
  • L'Anse Creuse (Correctional Education)
  • Clinton Counseling (Substance Abuse Treatment Services)
  • Jail ministry / religious volunteers
  • Community service alternatives for non-violent offenders
  • Prisoner work details that are supervised by Sheriff's staff

Inmate phone service is provided through ICSolutions.  Please click here for their website or call them direct at 888-506-8407 for any of the following reasons:

  1. To set up an account for inmates to call you.
  2. To block your phone number so inmates cannot call you.
  3. To get information on a phone bill resulting from an inmate calling you.
  4. Friends and family that have a funded ICSolutions account can also leave a voice message that can be accessed by logging into your account.

Inmate tablets

  • To add funds to an inmates account for tablet use,  click here.
  • To send messages or photos to an inmate, click here.

Care packages

To send a care package to an inmate, please click here.

Suicide prevention

Suicide prevention is a priority at the Macomb County Sheriff's Office.  There are valuable resources for family members and friends to turn to for guidance.

Download resources here.