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Databases Updated on May 25, 2024

How to Perform Michigan Inmate Lookup

The MI Department of Corrections uses an Offender Tracking Information Sheet tool called (OTIS). You can search by name, gender, race, age, prison ID, status or physical description. From there you will see a list of possible matches. You can click on each name to see the details. There is a lot of information available on each inmate. You can view mug shots, demographics, physical description, date of birth, aliases, status, the facility where they are located, probation details, other incarcerations, offenses, prior sentencing, and supervision information. You can also use a Michigan prison inmate search online to find someone in an MI prison.

Creating Public Jail Records

MI’s Department of Corrections is responsible for jail records for each inmate. The process of logging every detail starts with an arrest and the local law enforcement agency. After that, the file is updated by whatever entity is in possession of the prisoner. As the inmate progressed through the penal system, the file is frequently updated with new information such as visitors, court appearances, charges, sentencing and anything that happens in their prison life. If they have visitors or health screenings, the file is updated. Everything and anything is put into their jail record and shared among all law enforcement agencies. all records are available in the Michigan inmate records search tool.

What are Michigan Jail Records?

Michigan jail inmate search records are the documents created by law enforcement agencies to keep track of all the events that take place in the life of an inmate. Every step of the process is documented and inserted into the Michigan inmate search record. Many jail records are available to the public online and searchable. Anything new that occurs during their time in prison is updated in jail record. Administrative staff members keep track of all the documents and forms pertaining to each inmate, and every one of them goes into the file.

Jail and Inmate Search in Michigan

MI has 43,000 inmates in state prisons and another 14,00 in local jails, not to mention the other 3,900 in federal prison. The state also supervises 1,700 youths in detention centers around the state. Along with the inmate population, MI oversees 178,000 people on probation and 18,000 on parole. Black inmates are a majority in the state prisons, followed closely by American Indian and then Hispanic and White. MI operates with a $1 billion budget and a massive staff of almost 11,000 employees.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

Michigan Imprisonment Rate
Prison Population
Probation Population
6.6:1 (Black : White Ratio)
0.4:1 (Hispanic : White Ratio)
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000)
44,221 (0.57%)
Disenfranchised Population
23,679 (2.24%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
Corrections Expenditures (in millions)

Michigan Parole Population

Michigan parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 0 people, 216 paroles per 100.000 population.

Paroles per 100.000 population (2016)
Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents
Increased by

Michigan Prisons

MI’s Department of Corrections has a lot on their plate with overseeing 88 jails and another 21 prisons for the state. These facilities are spread over 83 counties. With an enormous staff of 10,888 people and a budget of $1 billion, Michigan is responsible for 57,472 current inmates. Along with those in prison and jail, the state’s community corrections system is also managing 178,000 on probation and another 18,000 people on parole. It costs MI $28,117 to house an inmate for a year. Based on a hundred thousand residents, the state has a property crime rate of 1,910 and a violent crime rate of 459.

Prison Name Prison Type
Alger Correctional Facility (LMF)State Prison
Baraga Correctional Facility (AMF)State Prison
Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility (IBC)State Prison
Carson City Correctional Facility (DRF)State Prison
Central Michigan Correctional Facility (STF)State Prison
Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center (RGC)State Prison
Chippewa Correctional Facility (URF)State Prison
Cooper Street Correctional Facility (JCS)State Prison
Detroit Detention Center (DDC)State Prison
Detroit RRM Federal Prison
Detroit Reentry Center (DRC)State Prison
Earnest C. Brooks Correctional Facility (LRF)State Prison
G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility (JCF)State Prison
Gus Harrison Correctional Facility (ARF)State Prison
Ionia Correctional Facility (ICF)State Prison
Kinross Correctional Facility (KCF)State Prison
Lakeland Correctional Facility (LCF)State Prison
Macomb Correctional Facility (MRF)State Prison
Marquette Branch Prison (MBP)State Prison
Michigan Reformatory (RMI)State Prison
Milan FCI Federal Prison
Muskegon Correctional Facility (MCF)State Prison
Newberry Correctional Facility (NCF)State Prison
North Lake Correctional FacilityPrivate Prison
Oaks Correctional Facility (ECF)State Prison
Ojibway Correctional Facility (OCF)State Prison
Parnall Correctional Facility (SMT)State Prison
Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility (MTU)State Prison
Saginaw Correctional Facility (SRF)State Prison
Special Alternative Incarceration Facility (SAI)State Prison
St. Louis Correctional Facility (SLF)State Prison
Thumb Correctional Facility (TCF)State Prison
West Shoreline Correctional Facility (MTF)State Prison
Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility (WHV)State Prison
Woodland Center Correctional Facility (WCC)State Prison
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