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Eaton County Jail Information and Inmate Search

The Eaton County Jail is a 374 bed correctional facility located in Charlotte, Michigan. It holds inmates including, pre-trial detainees, those serving misdemeanor and felony charges, and those awaiting transport to the Michigan Department of Corrections prisons. It also rents space to other counties as available. The jail’s health clinic is overseen by 2 nurses and 4 full-time and 2 part-time EMTs. A local doctor provides weekly services and a local dentist provides monthly services.

1025 Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, MI 48813

Jail Phone: 517-543-3512
Jail Administrator Phone: 517-543-5041
Capitain of Corrections Division Phone: 517-543-5007

The rosters of county jails in Michigan may be searched online at VineLink. Inmates may be searched by full or partial name, ID number, or case number. Available information includes charges, booking and release dates, and mugshots, when available.

How to Send Mail or Package

Inmates at Eaton County Jail may receive white postcards that are no larger than 5×7” and have been sent with metered postage. They may also receive books and magazines purchased and shipped directly from booksellers. Mail should be addressed to:

Eaton County Jail
c/o Inmate’s Name
1025 Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, MI 48813

Money orders made out to an inmate may also be sent through the mail in a plain white envelope. Friends and family may also add money to an inmate’s account in person or by phone or online. There is a kiosk in the Sheriff’s Office Lobby that accepts case or cards. Money may be added remotely by calling eXpressAccount at 1-866-422-6833 or going to their website.

Visitation Hours

All visits with inmates at Eaton County Jail are through video. These can take place on-site or remotely. All visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance using either the scheduler in the jail lobby or Securus Technologies’ website.

Onsite visits are 30 minutes long and free of charge. Inmates may have 1 per week between 9am and 10:30am or 1pm and 3pm. Three people may visit onsite and photo ID is required for all visitors 17 years of age or older.

Inmates are allowed up to 2 twenty-minute remote visits per day. These can be scheduled between 8am and 10pm. Offsite visits must be paid for when scheduled at a rate determined by Securus.

Eaton County Sheriff Information

The Eaton County Jail is operated by the local Sheriff’s Office, which is also responsible for county-wide law enforcement and provides contractual policing to Delta, Oneida, and Vermontville. The office employs 146 individuals and is open Monday through Friday from 9am to noon and 1pm to 4pm. Tom Reich has been Sheriff since 2013 and the Undersheriff is Jeffery Cook. The Capitan of the Corrections Division is Ross Tyrell.

1025 Independence Boulevard
Charlotte, MI 48813
Administrative Phone: 517-543-3512
Fax: 517-543-2922

Sheriff and Undersheriff Phone: 517-543-5019
Delta Phone: 517-323-8480
Lansing Phone: 517-372-8217

Ross Tyrell, Capitain of Corrections Division
Phone: 517-543-5007

Located in south central Michigan, Eaton County has a total area of 579 square miles and is landlocked. The county seat and largest city in the county is Charlotte, which is located approximately 20 miles north of the state capital, Lansing. According to the 2020 Census, the county population is 109,175.

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

Eaton County violent crime is 11.6. (The US average is 22.7)
Eaton County property crime is 22.4. (The US average is 35.4)

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Eaton County Public Records Information

Public records may be requested from any Eaton County office in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Requests may be verbal or written. They do not require a specific form, but a FOIA Request Form is available online. Requests must provide the requestor’s contact information and a detailed description of the records requested. They may be submitted in person or by mail, email, or fax. Emails and faxes should include “FOIA” or “FOIA Request” in the subject line or cover page. Fees for requests include any printing and/or mailing costs and labor costs billed in 15 minute increments.

FOIA Requests to the Sherrif’s Office should be submitted to the following:

Eaton County Office of the Sheriff
Attention: FOIA Request
1025 Independence Boulevard
Charlotte, MI 48813

Fax: 517-543- 2922

FOIA Requests may be also submitted to:

County Board of Commissioners’ Office
Attn: Eaton County Controller/Administrator, FOIA Coordinator
1045 Independence Blvd
Charlotte, MI 48813

Fax: 517-543-3331

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