Oceana County Michigan

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The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office operates a 66-bed correctional facility.  The Oceana County Jail is staffed by certified corrections officers who monitor and supervise inmate activities.

The primary goal of the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division (Jail) is to ensure the safety of inmates, corrections personnel, and residents of Oceana County. This is accomplished by detaining inmates in a secure manner, in the least restrictive setting possible, given inmate classification. The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division strives to provide all inmates with humane living conditions and to protect inmate rights consistent with the United States Constitution, the Michigan Constitution, the laws of the State of Michigan and Department of Corrections guidelines.

Bail or Bond Payments

Bail or bond money for inmates can be posted online by visiting  www.eXpressAccount.com website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mastercard and Visa credit and debit cards are accepted.  A nominal fee will be charged for using this service.

Inmate Lookup

If you wish to know if someone is currently housed in our correctional facility you may find out by searching VINELink.

If you do not have Internet access and would like to know if someone is currently housed in our correctional facility, you may call (231) 873-3967.

Inmate Visitation

The weekly visits are a ½ hour per person. A weekly visit is made by appointment only. Inmates are limited to 3 persons (1/2 hour each) per visit. Appointments must be made through the jail front office during normal business hours Monday through Friday. To set up a visit call (231) 873-3967. There will be no visitation on holidays.

Commissary

Deposit Money into an Inmate’s Account Online

Family and friends may purchase personal care products, stationery, postage, candy and snacks for inmates through Canteen Commissary Connections. Orders can be placed by calling (888) 634-0034, Monday through Thursday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. There is a $50 limit on all orders. Payment can be made with VISA, Mastercard, and American Express credit cards.

Family and friends can also order commissary for an inmate online.

If you do not have the ability to send money directly through the above link, you may stop into the lobby of the sheriff’s office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and use the kiosk to deposit cash into inmates accounts.
NOTE: A fee will be charged by the kiosk for using this service.

Attorney & Clergy Visiting

Attorneys of record and clergy members may schedule professional visits. Both must have proper department and organization identification, which must be presented at the time of their visit. Special arrangements can be made for professional visiting if necessary, but an attempt must be made to adhere to normal visiting hours. Special requests will be directed to jail supervision prior to for approval.

Inmate Mail

** NOTICE OF CHANGE IN POLICY **

Effective January 2018

As of January 2018 Inmates of the Oceana County Jail will be limited to sending and receiving mail by postcard form only.  Inmates will be allowed to receive one (1) form of publication during their stay.  Attorney/Client mail will continue to be delivered.

Inmates are able to purchase pre-postage postcards in their commissary accounts.  Any mail sent in non-postcard form will be returned to sender or discarded if no return address is indicated.

If you wish to send an inmate a postcard, please send them to:

Inmate Name

C/O Oceana County Jail

P.O. Box 32

Hart, MI  49420

Available Programs

The Corrections Division offers the following programs for the inmate populations at the Jail facility:

  • GED equivalency program
  • West Michigan Community Mental Health
  • Oceana County Jail Ministry
  • Weekly Bible Studies for Men and Women inmates
  • Anger Management
  • Substance Abuse Programs

The goal of these various programs is to assist inmates in becoming law-abiding, productive members of the community once they are released from incarceration.

Contact Sheriff’s Office

Staff

Craig Mast
Sheriff
Ryan Schiller
Undersheriff

Oceana County Sheriff's Office

216 Lincoln Street
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: Sheriff Main (231) 873-2121
Phone: Jail Main (231) 873-3967
Fax: (231) 873-0154

Hours

Front Lobby
Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM
Livescan Fingerprinting
Wednesday - Friday, 9-11 AM and 1-4 PM
Commissary kiosk in the lobby is available 24 hours a day.

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Oceana County News

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Posted: January 11th, 2018
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Posted: November 21st, 2017
Read the October 2017 issue of Business In Focus magazine.  An article titled, “Something for Everyone” features the county’s
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Posted: October 25th, 2017
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Upcoming Events

Jan23

Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting

County Services Building – Griswold Street
11:00am - 12:30pm
Jan24

Department of Veterans Affairs Meetings

County Services Building – Griswold Street
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jan25

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Feb1

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:30pm - 2:30pm
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