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Branch County Jail Information and Inmate Search

The Branch County Jail is located in Coldwater, Michigan. The 63,398 square foot facility was completed in 2021. It is a single-level design divided into four different areas: inmate housing, support, booking and release, public, and the Sheriff’s Office. It houses 54 cells, 11 dayrooms, and 4 dormitories. It was designed on a 21.7 acre site with the possibility of expansion, including the possible addition of a housing pod north of the building, which would hold 200 beds.

379 Keith Wilhelm Drive
Coldwater, MI 49036

Phone: 517.278.2325

The rosters of Michigan county jails may be searched online at VineLink. Information available includes inmates’ names, demographic information, arrest, booking, and bond information, charges, and mugshots, when available

How to Send Mail or Package

Inmates may receive only metered, unstamped, white postcards no larger than 6” x 8”. Writing must be in blue or black ink or pencil. The contents of the message may not contain any information that threatens jail order, espouses racial supremacy, or provides instruction in any form of fighting. Postcards should be addressed to:

The Inmate’s Name
Branch County Jail
379 Keith Wilhelm Dr.
Coldwater, MI 49036

Money may be added to inmates’ accounts in person, online, or by phone. To add funds in person, the public should use the kiosk machine in the jail lobby, which accepts cash and debit/credit cards. The machine charges a transaction fee. Money can be added online through Express Account. Select “Send Money,” then “Branch County Facility” and locate the inmate through a search for their last name. Money can also be deposited by phone at (866)442-6833. Online and phone deposits are limited to Visa and Mastercard.

Visitation Hours

Inmate visitation is provided by Securus Video Visitation. These visits can be held from any internet capable device with a webcam. To schedule a visit, create a Securus Online account using a government issued photo ID. Visits can be scheduled 8am to 11pm Tuesday through Sunday. Each visit must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. There is an unspecified charge for video visits. Questions can be directed to the Sheriff’s Office by phone or email.

Branch County Sheriff Information

The county jail is operated by the Branch County Sheriff’s Office. The office is open 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday. Its administrative staff includes Sheriff John C. Pollack, Undersheriff Keith Eichler, Captain Fred Blankenship, and Administrative Assistant Cathy Miller.

379 Keith Wilhelm Dr.
Coldwater, MI 49036

Phone: 517.278.2325
Fax: 517.278.2325

Branch is the third-smallest county in Michigan by land area. It comprises a total of 520 square miles, including 13 square miles of water. The county is located in Southern Michigan. As of the 2020 Census, the population was 44,862. Coldwater is the largest city and county seat.

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

Branch County violent crime is 15.9. (The US average is 22.7)
Branch County property crime is 32.4. (The US average is 35.4)

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Branch County Public Records Information

The public may request copies of Branch County records in two ways. The first is by using the Branch County Sheriff’s Office Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request Form, available online. This form must be printed and mailed or brought in person to:

Branch County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Freedom of Information Request
375 Keith Wilhelm Drive
Coldwater, MI 49036

Freedom of Information Act requests may also be submitted to the County Administrator’s Office. These requests must describe the records requested in writing. A Request Form is available online. Requests may be delivered in person or by mail, email, or fax to:

County Administrator’s Office
Attn: Bud Norman, FOIA Coordinator
31 Division Street
Coldwater, MI 49036

Fax: 517.278.4130 (Include “FOIA” or “FOIA Request” on the cover page)
Email: (Include “FOIA” or “FOIA Request” in the subject line)

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