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Alpena County Jail Information and Inmate Search

Citizens of Alpena County voted to construct a new jail in 2017 and the facility was completed in 2021. It has 94 inmate beds and an area of 28,013 square feet. It is run by the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office. The Office maintains an online portal through which the public can contact the jail.

4900 M32 W
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: 989-354-9830
Fax: 989-340-1008

The Alpena County Jail inmate roster may also be browsed online or searched by first and/or last name. These records include the offender’s status, identifying information, and mugshot. They also include offense, arrest, and booking dates, arresting agency, and bond information.

How to Send Mail or Package

All letters and packages to inmates must be sent through the US Postal Service. Letters must be written in black or blue ink, pencil, or type. Those without a return address will not be accepted. Letters may not contain glitter, stickers, crayon, color pencils, or unknown odors or substances. Stamps, envelopes, and paper are also prohibited and will be discarded. Letters may be sent daily and should be addressed to:

Inmate Name
Alpena County Sheriff’s Office
4900 M32 W
Aplena, MI 49707

Money orders may be mailed to inmates. Funds to be used for bond or commissary may be added to an inmate’s account through a kiosk located in the jail lobby. The kiosk accepts cash or debit/credit cards. There is a $3 fee to deposit cash and a 10% charge to use a credit or debit card. Money may also be deposited online using JailATM.

Visitation Hours

All visits are conducted via video, either onsite in the Sheriff’s Office Lobby or remotely from an internet capable device with a camera. Inmates are allowed one onsite visit per week and one remote visit per day. Remote visitations may be scheduled daily from 6:30am to 9:30pm, including holidays and weekends. Onsite visitation hours are 9am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Sign-up is limited and provided on a first-come first-served basis. Onsite video visits last 25 minutes. Unlimited remote visits may be purchased for $0.20 per minute, but must be purchased in 30 minute increments. All visits are recorded. Visitors must adhere to a dress and appropriate behavior codes and have government-issued photo ID.

Alpena County Sheriff Information

The Alpena County Sheriff’s Office operates the county jail. The current Sheriff is Erik W. Smith. The Undersheriff is Cash Kroll and the Jail Administrator is Sergeant Christina Bednarski. The staff also includes 2 other sergeants and 10 deputies.

Alpena County Sheriff
4900 M32 W
Alpena, MI 49707

Phone: (989) 354-9830
Fax: (989) 3590-1008

Alpena County is located in northern Michigan. It covers 1,695 square miles and has a population of 28,847 according to the 2020 US Census. The county seat and largest city is Alpena, the third-most populated city in the region.

Crime Statistics
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime)

Alpena County violent crime is 17.0. (The US average is 22.7)
Alpena County property crime is 30.8. (The US average is 35.4)

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Alpena County Public Records Information

The public may request records from the Sheriff’s Office through the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A pdf form may be downloaded online and submitted by mail, fax, email, or hand delivery to the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office. The request must describe the desired record with as much detail as possible, including names, dates, and the department that retains the records. Requests submitted by fax or email should include “FOIA” OR “FOIA Request” on the cover page or in the subject line. Requests may be submitted at the follow:

FOIA Coordinator
Alpena County Board of Commissioners Office
720 W. Chisholm Street, Suite 7
Alpena, MI 49707

Fax: (989) 354-9648

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