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Ogemaw County Jail Information and Inmate Search

The Ogemaw County Correctional Facility currently has a capacity of 144 beds and uses a podular design. A jail is considered full when it has reached 80% capacity due to bed space needs when changes occur during the inmate classification process. The facility has 8 single person maximum security cells, 28 two person medium security cells, and 88 dormitory beds. Mugshots are not available for arrested offenders.

Ogemaw County Jail Address
912 West Houghton Ave.
West Branch, MI 48661



How to Send Mail or Package

Mail is delivered to inmates Monday through Saturday. There is no limit to the amount of mail an inmate is allowed to receive. Inmates may have 12 pieces of mail on their person at a time. Any excess mail will be placed in their property. Legal mail will be opened in front of the inmate it is addressed to. To deposit funds into an inmate’s account, family and friends may use the kiosk located in the Correctional Facility lobby. There is also an option to send money online using the website If one wishes to send money through money order, it must be dropped off at the office or sent through the mail.

Inmate Mailing Address
Inmate’s name
Ogemaw County Correctional Facility
912 W. Houghton Ave.
West Branch, MI 48661

Visitation Hours

Onsite visits are conducted Mondays or Fridays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Visits are 30 minutes in length. Visits are scheduled through and must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Visitors are required to show up 10 minutes prior to their scheduled visit time. Remote visits are conducted Saturdays or Sundays from 8 am to 3:30 pm. Inmates are permitted one visit per week.

Additional Jail Information

To look up information about an inmate, individuals may access the VINE website at The VINE website offers a search function that allows the individual to look up an inmate based on the state they are located in and their name, ID number, or case number. The individual will then be provided a list of inmates who fit the criteria stipulated in the search. Upon expanding a selection, the inmate’s name, age, and charges will be made visible. The inmate’s case status, case number, and plea status are also shown. The agency that reported the crime and their address location is also provided.

Jail Administrator
Brian Osier


Ogemaw County Sheriff Information

The Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Office operates and maintains its own jail for pretrial detainees and sentenced offenders. The goal of the Sheriff’s Office is to provide professional and responsive services to the citizens of Ogemaw County. The law enforcement activities of the Sheriff’s Office cover civil, correctional, and general matters. The Ogemaw Sheriff’s Office strives to provide humane and safe care for inmates in its custody.

Brian D. Gilbert

Paul Frechette

Sheriff’s Office
806 W. Wright St.
West Branch, MI 48661



Ogemaw County was founded in 1840. The county seat is West Branch. The largest city is Skidway Lake West Branch. According to 2020 U.S. Census data, the population was 20,770. The total area of the county is 575 square miles with 563 miles being occupied by land.

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

Ogemaw County violent crime is 18.1. (The US average is 22.7)
Ogemaw County property crime is 28.3. (The US average is 35.4)

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Ogemaw County Public Records Information

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows all persons access to public records; this includes information on the affairs of the public agencies and public officials. A copy of the FOIA form is available on the Ogemaw County website. The form is not necessary to submit an FOIA request, but is provided for the convenience of the user. FOIA requests can be made without the form so long as they are made in writing. The Sheriff’s Office typically responds to FOIA requests within 5 business days. If an FOIA request is denied, a reason for the denial will be provided. Individuals have the option to appeal the denial. The fee for filing an FOIA request will be determined by the amount of labor provided, the cost of materials, and the cost to mail the record.

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