If bond is being posted during regular business hours of the County, the bond must be paid at the Court. When the Court is closed, cash bonds & credit cards will be accepted, except for Licensed Bonding Agents. If you have any questions about bonding information, call (810)987-1720.
Telephones located in the inmate areas of the St. Clair County Jail are designed for outgoing calls only. It is not possible to place a call into these areas. This phone system is owned and operated by Ameritech. All calls being placed by inmates are collect calls. The party receiving that call must accept the charges before a connection is made. To set up a phonce account, call (800)-844-6591. If an emergency situation arises requiring notification of an inmate, contact the St. Clair County Jail Information Desk by calling (810) 987-1720. These numbers are not to be used to deliver a message unless a real SUBSTANTIATED EMERGENCY EXISTS. All emergencies will be verified.
Only PLAIN POSTCARDS are accepted by the facility (no glitter, stickers, glued items, etc.) anything else will be returned to sender. Postcards may be sent to an inmate addressed to:
Inmate’s name and inmate number
St. Clair County Jail
Port Huron, MI. 48060
Inmates lodged in other facilities must have mail addressed directly to that facility.
Certified and registered mail which requires a signature for receipt will not be accepte
All inmates confined in the St. Clair County Jail for a period in excess of 72 hours will be classified and assigned to the general population. Exceptions to the requirements may be permitted or required by extraordinary condition. During the classification interview, the inmate will be given a brief orientation describing the purpose of the interview and visiting hours at the St. Clair County Jail. Any reasonable questions that the inmate may have concerning the rights and privileges for them will be answered or explained. In addition, the programs and services available to inmates at the St. Clair County Jail will be discussed. After the classification interview, each inmate shall be given access to a tablet with inamte rules and regulations.
SENTENCE REDUCTION PETITION
Inmates may petition the court for a 25% sentence reduction only once per sentence, and must be sentenced to 60 days or more. 50% of the sentence must be completed before inmates may apply for a sentence reduction form from the Program Coordinator. This is completed by filling out a request kite for Jail Sentence Reduction Form on the tablet. The Program Coordinator approves or denies the inmate’s request based on eligibility and behavior. If approved, the Program Coordinator provides the inmate with a Sentence Reduction Petition Form. The inmate will complete the form and return it to the Program Coordinator for review. The petition is forwarded to the Probation Department for their recommendation, then forwarded to the sentencing Judge for determination. Once the Judge makes the determination it is sent back to St. Clair County Jail. Conditional sentences and sentences which may be reduced upon payment of fines and costs are not eligible for a jail sentence reduction.
Upon admittance to the St. Clair County Jail all inmate money will be taken at the time of booking and will be deposited in an inmate trust fund. During the inmate's period of incarceration, purchases from the commissary will be accounted for and deducted from the inmate's trust fund. At the time of an inmate's release, a check for the balance of the inmate's account will be issued, minus whatever medical expenses were incurred during their incarceration. Upon transfer to another facility, inmate property will be only be stored for 30 days. Inmate property will not be released while the inmate is in custody. Special circumstances will be reviewed by the on-duty Supervisor.
Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES IS THE MONEY TO BE KEPT BY INMATES IN THEIR LIVING AREA.
All personal property belonging to the inmate at the time of admittance will be confiscated by the booking officers and accounted for. The inmate will sign for this property and it will be returned upon the inmate's discharge. Jewelry will not be permitted in the confines of the Jail with the exception of a wedding ring, if worn by the inmate at the time of admittance to The St. Clair County Jail.
Do not send cash through the mail. If you would like to deposit money into inmate's commissary account, you have the following options:
To use the above options, you will need to provide the following information:
All mail is opened and checked for contraband.
To make payment on booking fee tickets, lodging, medical, arrest or prosecution charges send check or money order made payable to St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office to:
St. Clair County Jail
1170 Michigan Rd
Port Huron, MI 48060
Inmates in need of medical or dental attention will make their request known via tablet. If the inmate requests to see a private physician, or to have a second opinion regarding their medical problem, arrangements must be made for the physician to come into the St. Clair County Jail for the examination. The inmate is responsible for the reimbursement to the St. Clair County Board of Commissioners for any medical expenses during their incarceration. Inmate charges are as follows: Doctor visits are $30.00, Nurse visits are $15.00, prescriptions, hospital bills, dentist bills; x-rays are at the charges rendered. The cost will be deducted from the inmates trust account. Alerting the on duty Correction Officer and informing the officer of the need should make any emergency requests for medical treatment. If you should have complaints against your medical treatment here at the St. Clair County Jail, follow the outline for the Inmate Grievance Procedure as indicated within this handbook.
Indigent inmates shall be defined as the inmate whose trust account has an average two (2) week balance of two dollars or less in their inmate/detainee trust account. No NEW inmate without funds shall be required to wait a two-week period to obtain necessary articles. In the event that an inmate was furnished such articles and subsequently has funds deposited in his / her account, the expense of said items shall be deducted from the inmate' trust account. It should be noted that clothing will be issued only ONE TIME.
If need is shown, an indigent inmate will be provided the following articles that are stocked in commissary:
Items obtained from the commissary, such as underclothing, will be marked with the inmate's name. Trading or giving away of underclothing, obtained through commissary by the indigent inmates will be prohibited and subject to loss of commissary privileges.
Notary work will be done Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. To 2:00 P.M. Work will be done the same for indigent inmates. If the indigent inmate receives any funds the cost of the work will be automatically deducted from their account. Copies of notarized and / or any papers will be charge of $3.00 for the first copy and any additional copies will be charged at .50 cents a page.
All inmates will be permitted to receive newspapers, magazines and other types of publications, which are legally available to the general public provided that such printed material is ordered directly from the publisher, bookstore or book club. All books, including bibles, must have soft covers. Inmates may not receive paperback books, magazines and other soft covered materials from any other source. Inmates will be permitted to accumulate four (4) books and publications in their cell at a given time. Before receiving a new daily newspaper, the inmate shall pass out his old papers to be deposed of. The delivery of any newspaper, magazine, book or other type of publication may be withheld for a period not to exceed 72 hours in order to inspect for contraband. The delivery of any book, magazine, or other publication may be refused when there is a reason to believe that delivery to, or possession of, that particular item by an inmate would allow entry of contraband into the St. Clair County Jail, or would create a tangible security risk. In any case, where delivery is refused, the respective inmate for whom the item was intended shall be notified in writing of such and the specific reason for this action. The inmate is entitled to a hearing on this issue and upon request, a hearing on the decision shall be provided in the same manner as described herein in the disciplinary proceedings for minor rule violations. Inmates shall be responsible for canceling all subscriptions upon discharge or transfer from this facility. The St. Clair County Sheriff Department is not responsible for publications received after the inmate is discharged. The St. Clair County Jail has several hundred books for inmates to read. All reading material must be kept in good condition and returned in the same condition.
NO MATERIALS FROM AMAZON.COM WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Funds from inmate accounts will no longer be released by inmates during visits. If an emergency arises whereby money is needed from an inmate's account, the inmate will send a request to the Corrections Sergeant, who will in turn have commissary issue a check to be released by the inmate.
Inmate commissary is maintained within the St. Clair County Jail for the convenience of the inmate. Every unit has its own specific commissary day (A&B pods-Tuesday, C&D pods-Wednesday, E&F pods-Thursday, G pod-Friday. Order sheets will be issued by commissary. Blank order sheets may be obtained from the correction s officer and must be signed by the inmate. ONLY ONE ORDER PER INMATE WILL BE FILLED. The expense of the purchase will be deducted from the inmates trust account. Commissary orders must be placed by Sunday at 11:00pm.
Trustees are drawn from the sentenced inmates by the classification officer, and work primarily in the food service area or have custodial work assignments. To qualify, you must not be a security risk or have any history of violent crimes or behavior, drug addiction and have the ability to follow orders and satisfy the job assignment. Violation of any St. Clair County Jail rule will result in the loss of trustee status.
Each inmate will be provided with personal clothing, brought in by the inmate or the inmate friends or relatives for court appearances. Clothing must be in accordance with inmate rules. Personal clothing will be allowed for all court appearances where jail clothing would be prejudicial to the inmate. After the inmate has been arraigned in court, clothing will be issued to the inmate, including underwear and socks. No other clothing will be allowed in the living area of the jail. The St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center WILL NOT be responsible for clothing or other personal articles left at the IDC upon the inmate’s discharge or transfer.
All visitors must open an account and schedule all visits with the inmates. Visitors must go on-line at www.videovisitanywhere.com to register and schedule a visit; you cannot visit without an account. Each inmate will be allowed one scheduled at facility visit per week (free of charge) consisting of approximately 30 minutes in duration, unless restricted for a rule violation. If visitors do not show up for the scheduled visit, it will be considered a visit. Inmates will be allowed three (3) visitors during any one visit, including the children of the inmate. Children under the age of 17 Years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The child visiting will need to be accompanied with a birth certificate to visit. Visitors must produce identification with a photo, except those children accompanied by an adult. Visitors must comply with all security regulations as directed by St. Clair County Jail personnel. All visits will be monitored and recorded; all visitors are subject to a search.
Visits will be held Sunday through Thursday between 12:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. with exception of dinner hour (5:00 p.m.).
REMOTE VISITATION (Family and Friends)
All visitors must register and open an account at www.videovisitanywhere.com, select Video Connect in order to schedule a remote visit. You may schedule as many remote visits as you like as long it does not interfere with the normal operations of the facility. All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and can be schedule as far as in advance as 14 days. All visits will be monitored and recorded. Visitors must refrain from displaying provocative/revealing clothing, provocative or pornographic behavior or anything considered immoral or illegal. Violators will be restricted from further visitation up to and including a life time ban.
ATTORNEY REMOTE VISITATION
All attorneys wishing to utilize remote professional visitation must register and open an account at www.videovisitanywhere.com, select Video Connect in order to register and schedule a remote visitation. Remote visits are 20 minutes in length and cost $12.99. You may schedule as many visits as you like as long as it does not interfere with the normal operation of the facility. Remote visitation hours are from 10:15 am to 7:15 pm 7 days a week to include holidays. All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and can be schedule as far as in advance as 14 days. ATTORNEY VISITS WILL NOT BE MONITORED OR RECORDED.
There is an array of different programs and resources available to those housed at St. Clair County Jail. Those interested in programming or services are to send a request kite advising of such. Those court ordered to complete programming will be given priority placement.
RESIDENTIAL SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT PROGRAM (RSAT):