Inmate Information

Bail or Bond Payments

Bail or bond money for inmates can be posted online by visiting the eXpress Account 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 VINE Link.

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

Personal Visitation

All inmate visitation is now done by video. The weekly visits are 30 minutes per person and made by appointment only. Appointments must be made by scheduling via our online system. Please note, you must first create an account to be approved by jail staff. After you have created your account and get approved, you may schedule and visit anytime between 8:00 AM and 11:00 PM seven days per week.

If you don’t have access to a computer to conduct video visits, you may schedule a time to use a terminal at the Sheriff’s Office. Please note, visits made on-site are free, but are limited to Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Attorney & Clergy Visitation

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.


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 1-866-422-6833, 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 make a deposit money into an inmates account online.

Make a Commissary Deposit

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 inmate’s accounts. Please Note: A fee will be charged by the kiosk for using this service.

Inmate Mail


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

Inmate Programs

The Corrections Division offers the following programs for the inmate populations at the Oceana County 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.