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Newaygo County Jail Information and Inmate Search

The Newaygo County Jail was originally founded in 1967 and had the ability to hold 36 inmates. However, it has since been expanded several times, and, currently, the capacity is 258 beds. The jail is open 24 hours a day. The Jail Administration Office is open Monday through Fridays from 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm. The Newaygo County Jail not only houses detainees from Newaygo County, but it also houses inmates for the West Michigan District of the U.S. Marshal’s Service. Mugshots are not available for arrested offenders.

Newaygo County Jail Address
1035 E James Street, PO Box 845
White Cloud, MI 49349

(231) 689-7303

(231) 689-7273

How to Send Mail or Package

All incoming mail must be in the form of a 4×6 prepaid postcard. Incoming mail is subject to inspection for contraband, but will not be read by the staff unless there is suspicion of criminal violation. Legal mail shall remain confidential and be opened in the presence of the inmate. Correspondence between inmates at the Newaygo County Jail is prohibited. Mail that endangers the safety of the jail will not be delivered to the inmate. The quantity of inmate mail will be limited to avoid a safety or fire hazard. To send money to an inmate, family and friends can make deposits over the phone by calling (866) 422-6833, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Money can also be deposited online at The last option to deposit money is to visit the kiosk in the jail lobby.

Inmate Mailing Address
1035 E James Street, PO Box 845
White Cloud, MI 49349

Visitation Hours

The Newaygo County Jail offers both remote and onsite jail visits. Both off-site and onsite visits are available Monday through Sunday from 9 am to 11:40 am, 1 pm to 5:40 pm, and 7 pm to 8:40 pm. Onsite visitation is only free on Saturdays. The onsite visits are also conducted in the common area of the jail, therefore, it is imperative visitors supervise children during visits. Any behavior that is inappropriate or disruptive will result in the visit being terminated.

Additional Jail Information

The Newaygo County Jail utilizes the MCVNN system, which allows victims of crime to remain updated via phone or internet about the custody status of their offender. The jail also has programs for offenders to help better their outcomes. There is an educational program that allows inmates to obtain a high school diploma or equivalent. Chaplain services are available for inmates who wish to speak to a spiritual advisor or engage in Bible studies. Alcohol and Drug Abuse counseling is available in a one-on-one format. Lastly, medical and mental health services are available 24 hours a day on an emergency basis.

Newaygo County Sheriff Information

The Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office operates and maintains its own jail for pretrial detainees and sentenced offenders. The mission of the Sheriff is to provide leadership for the community, enforce the law, protect individual rights, and promote a safe environment. The Sheriff is elected every four years. The Sheriff’s Office holds itself to the highest standards of excellence and achievements.

Bob Mendham

Chad Palmiter

Law enforcement agencies of Newaygo County

Michigan State Police – Hart Post #62
(Covering Lake, Mason, Newaygo and Oceana)
3793 W. Polk Rd.
Hart, MI 49420
(231) 873-2171

Newaygo Police Department
29 North State Road
Newaygo, MI 49337
(231) 652-1657

White Cloud Police Department
12 N Charles Street
White Cloud, MI 49349
(231) 689-1696

Grant Police Department
280 S. Maple St (M-37)
Grant, MI 49327
(231) 834-7212

Fremont Police Department
101 East Main Street
Fremont, MI 49412
(231) 924-2100

Newaygo County was founded in 1840. The county seat is White Cloud and the largest city is Fremont. According to 2020 U.S. Census data, the population was 49,978. The total area of the county is 862 square miles with 813 miles being occupied by land.

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

Newaygo County violent crime is 17.4. (The US average is 22.7)
Newaygo County property crime is 36.3. (The US average is 35.4)

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Newaygo County Public Records Information

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) grants all persons access to government records; this includes information on the affairs of the public agencies and public officials. To submit a request, a link is available on the Sheriff’s website where requests can be made electronically.
The Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office will typically respond to the FOIA request within 5 business days. The fee for the FOIA requests depends upon the postage, copy cost ($.10 for each page), optical media ($.50 each), fax transmittance ($.50 each).

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