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Ingham County Jail Information and Inmate Search

The Ingham County jail is located in Mason, Michigan. The current facility, the Ingham County Correctional Facility, was completed in 2023. It is a 169,000 square foot complex that holds 429 beds. There are 163 employees on the staff.

640 N. Cedar St.
Mason, MI 48854

Phone: 517-676-2431

The jail roster may be searched online through the Ingham County Inmate Locator. Records include inmates’ personal and demographic information, visitation days and limitations, release information, fines and fees details, charges, and case details. They also include mugshots.

How to Send Mail or Package

The Ingham County Jail uses a digital mail system, which is sent to a processing center and scanned. An electronic copy of the mail is then delivered to the inmate. This service means full letters and greeting cards may now be sent to inmates (rather than just metered postcards). Mail should be addressed to:
Inmate Name — Inmate Number
℅ Mail Processing Center
PO Box 9175
Seminole, FL 33775-9175

Books, newspapers, and magazines must be mailed directly from the publisher or approved bookshop (such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble). Only paperbacks are allowed. Each inmate is allowed 3 books, 3 religious books, and unlimited programming books. Newspapers are disposed of daily.

Crare packages may be ordered for inmates through ICARE. They can be ordered at ExpressAccount’s website or by phone at 866-422-6833. Orders must be received on Monday to be delivered Wednesday and on Wednesday to be delivered Saturday. Inmates are allowed up to 2 orders each ordering day and both orders must be under $100.

Funds can be added to an inmate’s commissary account online at ExpressAccount. or by calling (866) 422-6833. They may also be deposited in the kiosk in the vestibule of the Correctional Facility, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Each service charges a convenience fee.

Visitation Hours

Visits to inmates at the Ingham County Jail are by video only and operated by Smart Communications. Inmates are allowed 1 free onsite visit per week and remote video visits depending on their classification level and the availability of terminals. Visits should be scheduled in advance. Onsite visits can be scheduled Monday through Friday from 8am to 10am and 12pm to 4pm. Remote visits may occur any day of the week. Visits may be scheduled in the lobby of the Ingham County Correctional Facility or the Human Services Building and also on Smart Communications’ website or calling (727) 349-1561. Visitors must provide a photo ID and contact information. No photos may be taken during visits. Remote visits are billed at 50 cents per minute in 15 or 20 minute increments, depending on the facility.

Ingham County Sheriff Information

The Ingham County Sheriff’s Office operates the local jail. The current Sherrif is Scott Wriggelsworth. The Undersheriff is Andrew R. Bouck, the Chief Deputy is Darin Southworth, and the Field Services Captain is Andy Daenzer. The Corrections Captain is Robert Earle.

630 N Cedar St
Mason, MI 48854

Phone: (517) 676-2431
Sheriff’s Direct Line: (517) 676-8205

Sheriff’s Email:
Corrections Captain Email:

Ingham County is in the south central Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Lansing, the state capital, is largely located within the county and is its largest city. The county seat is, however, Mason. Lasing is the only US state capital that is not also the seat of state government. The population of Ingham County was 284,900 according to the 2020 US Census and the county has a total area of 561 square miles.

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

Ingham County violent crime is 19.2. (The US average is 22.7)
Ingham County property crime is 31.8. (The US average is 35.4)

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Ingham County Public Records Information

Ingham County hosts a FOIA Center online, through which public records may be requested per the Freedom of Information Act (FIOA). Requests may be made and tracked online by signing up for an account. Otherwise, they may be submitted in person or by email, fax, or mail. There are downloadable forms provided on the online FOIA Center for the public convenience. All records must be described in as much detail as possible and the name and contact information of the requestor must be included. The fees charged for records include any printing and/or mailing costs and labor billed in 15 minute increments. Submit records requests to the following:

County Board of Commissioners’ Office
Ingham County Courthouse
Attn: Becky Bennett, FOIA Coordinator
Mason, MI 48854

Fax: 517-676-7264

Requests sent by email or fax should include “FOIA” in the subject line or on the cover page.

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