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Genesee County Jail Information and Inmate Search

Located in Flint, Michigan, the Genesee County Corrections Division includes the Genesee County Jail and Flint City Lockup. The County Jail is a direct supervision facility with 580 beds. The jail typically exceeds this capacity, with an average population of 580 to 620 inmates. The Flint City Lockup. It is a short-term linear supervision facility with a maximum capacity of 110 inmates. It has been closed and re-opened several times by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, most recently being re-opened in 2021. Agencies throughout the county lodge detainees in the Flint City Lockup due to the persistent crowding of the County Jail.

Genesee County Jail
1002 South Saginaw Street
Flint, MI, 48502

Flint City Lockup
210 West Fifth Street
Flint, Michigan 48502

For information on inmates at the County Jail or the City Lockup, call 810-257-3426.

A searchable roster of inmates in Michigan County Jails is available at the VINELink website. The Sheriff’s Office website also links to the Michigan Department of Corrections Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS). Information available through these websites includes inmates’ names, demographic information, booking and release dates, offenses, locations, and mugshots, when available.

How to Send Mail or Package

Personal mail sent to inmates of the Genesee County Jail is now being handled by ViaPath Technologies. Mail will be sent to the company, which then scans and electronically delivers it to the inmate. Envelopes should be sent to the following address and have the sender’s full name and address written clearly in the top left corner.

Genesee County Jail
Inmates Name and Identification Number
PO Box 247
Phoneix, MD 21131
Friends and family who have questions about mail delivery should contact TextBehind at

Electronic messages (i.e. email) may be sent to inmates for a fee through ConnectNetwork’s website.

Several online companies provide packages, messaging, and other services that may be purchased for inmates of Genesee County Jail. Care packages may be purchased and sent to inmates through iCare Gift’s website. Commissary packages may be purchased and sent to inmates through TouchPay’s website. Funds may also be added to an inmate’s ConnectNetwork Debit Link account online for purchase of tablet-related items and services, such as streaming music, games and eBooks.

Deposits may also be made to an inmate’s commissary account on TouchPay’s website.

Visitation Hours

Visitation at Genesee County Jail is operated by ConnectNetwork GTL (recently renamed ViaPath). Both onsite and remote visits should be scheduled through the ConnectNetwork website. Visitation costs vary by facility and duration. Some may be available at no cost. These fees are disclosed when visitors schedule visits. Remote visits from mobile devices require an app download and remote visits from computers will soon also require download of VisBridge, a desktop application. Visitors should arrive or login for visits 15 minutes prior to their scheduled start time.

Additional Jail Information

The Genesee County website does not include a specific page dedicated to sharing information about the County’s most wanted suspects or those with warrants out for their arrest. The Sheriff’s Office does, however, occasionally share images and descriptions of their most wanted on their social media accounts, including their Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) pages.

Genesee County Sheriff Information

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office operates the County Jail and the Flint City Lockup. It is Michigan’s fifth largest sheriff’s office. The staff includes Undersheriff Michael Tocarchick, Capitain of Corrections Jilian Macey, Executive Captain David Kennamer, Law Enforement Captain Jason Murphy, Paramedic Captain Richard Conkright, and Major of Operations Jason Gould. The current Sheriff is Christopher R. Swanson, who made national news when he marched with protesters in Flint following George Floyd’s death. In 2020, Sheriff Swanson started the inmate educational program IGNITE (Inmate Growth Naturally and Intentionally Through Education) to reduce conflicts at Genesee County Jail and improve inmates’ re-entry opportunities. IGNITE has since become a national inmate education program endorsed by the National Sheriff’s Association.

1002 South Saginaw Street
Flint, MI 48502

Administration Phone: 810-257-3406
Non-Emergency Phone: 810-257-3422
Inmate Information Line: 810-257-3426

Located in east central Michigan, Genesee County is the fifth-most populous county in the state. According to the 2020 Census, the population is 406,211. The county seat and largest city is Flint, the birthplace of General Motors. The total area of the county is 650 square miles, 13 of which are water.

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

Genesee County violent crime is 18.4. (The US average is 22.7)
Genesee County property crime is 30.5. (The US average is 35.4)

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Genesee County Public Records Information

Per the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the public may request copies of records from any county office. Requests should provide a detailed description of the records requested and the requestor’s contact information. Genesee County provides a FOIA Request on their website. They ask that requests be submitted by mail or email to the contact information below, though Michigan FOIA guidelines also allow requests to be submitted in person or by fax. Requesters are responsible for associate fees for copying and/or mailing records, as well as labor costs billed in 15 minute increments. If requests are submitted by fax or email, they should include “FOIA” or “FOIA Request” in the cover page or subject line. Requests for Genesee County records may be emailed or email to:

Attorney Brian MacMillian, FOIA Coordinator
900 S. Saginaw St., Ste. #102
Flint, MI 48502.


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