Michigan Inmate Search
Michigan has 43,000 inmates in state prisons and another 14,00 in local jails, not to mention the other 3,900 in federal prison. Michigan also supervises 1,700 youths in detention centers around the state. Along with the inmate population, Michigan oversees 178,000 people on probation and 18,000 on parole. Black inmates are a majority in Michigan prisons, followed closely by American Indian and then Hispanic and White. Michigan operates with a $1 billion budget and a massive staff of almost 11,000 employees.
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What are Jail Records?
Michigan jail 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 file. Many jail records are available to the public online and searchable. Anything new that occurs during their time in prison is updated in their 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.
How to Search for Inmates in Michigan
The Michigan 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 third-party search engine to find someone in a Michigan prison.
Creating Public Jail Records
Michigan’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.
Criminal Justice Quick Facts
Michigan Prisoner Statistics by gender
The number of Michigan prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 41,122, that saw a 3.5% decrease compared to the previous year. Females made up 5.5% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 38,880 in 2016.
The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years
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The Timeline of Total Prisoners from 2007-2016
The prison population of Michigan is 41,122 inmates, that is 18.1% lower than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Michigan was in 2007, when the number of prisoners was 50,233 inmates.
Michigan’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, Michigan’s community corrections system is also managing 178,000 on probation and another 18,000 people on parole. It costs Michigan $28,117 to house an inmate for a year. Based on a hundred thousand residents, Michigan has a property crime rate of 1,910 and a violent crime rate of 459.