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St. Joseph County Jail Information and Inmate Search

The St. Joseph County Jail has a capacity of 167 inmates. The jail staff consists of 24 full time and 4 part time employees. There are four Corrections Sergeants among the staff. The jail processes 3,500 inmates per year. The jail offers a variety of programs including education, rehabilitation, mental health, ministry, and health care. The jail has a work crew program that enlists inmates to work on public works projects throughout the county. Mugshots are not available for arrested offenders on the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s website.

St. Joseph County Jail Address
650 E. Main St.
Centreville MI, 49032

How to Send Mail or Package

All mail incoming to the jail must be in the form of a 5×7 (or smaller) prepaid postcard. Drawings and other markings are not permitted on inmate correspondence. All mail is subject to inspection at the St. Clair County Jail. Mail may be sent through USPS, UPS, or another mail delivery service. To deposit funds onto an inmate’s account, family and friends may use the platform on to make a deposit online. Money orders and cashiers checks will also be accepted. Money can be deposited into the kiosk in the lobby of the jail as well. Personal checks and cash sent in the mail will not be accepted.

Inmate Mailing Address
PO Box 339
Centreville MI, 49032

Visitation Hours

Visiting hours at the St. Joseph County Jail for the general population is Monday through Thursday 8:20 am to 11 am, 12:30 am to 3 pm, 7 pm to 9 pm, and Fridays 8:30 am to 11 am and 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Hours for inmate workers are Saturday and Sunday 8:30 am to 11 am, 12:30 pm to 3 pm, and 7 pm to 9 pm. The hours for juvenile inmates are Fridays 7 pm to 8 pm. There are no cell phones permitted in the jail lobby or visitation room. Visitors must be 14 years or older with photo ID. Each inmate may have two 30 minute visits per week with a maximum of 2 guests per visit. The only visitors juveniles may receive are parents.

Additional Jail Information

Inmates at the St. Joseph’s County Jail will be charged $30 per day for room and board. Inmates must pick up their property within 30 days of being released or it will be discarded. Property is available for pick up 7 days a week.

Jail Administrator
Kitty Buchner

St. Joseph County Sheriff Information

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office operates and maintains its own jail for pretrial detainees and sentenced offenders. The Michigan Constitution states that each county shall elect a Sheriff every four years. The Sheriff is responsible for enforcing laws and preserving the public peace within the county. The Sheriff has a duty to provide effective and acceptable law enforcement services and maintain a safe and humane jail. Sheriff Lillywhite was elected in 2001, and has served as an employee of the Sheriff’s Office for over 25 years.

Mark Lillywhite

Jason Bingaman

St. Joseph Sheriff’s Office
650 E. Main St.
Centreville MI, 49032

(269) 467-9045

St. Joseph County was founded in 1829. The county seat is Centreville and the largest city is Sturgis. According to 2020 U.S. Census data, the population was 60,939. The total area of the county is 521 square miles with 501 miles being occupied by land.

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

St. Joseph County violent crime is 17.9. (The US average is 22.7)
St. Joseph County property crime is 30.2. (The US average is 35.4)

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St. Joseph County Public Records Information

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) grants all persons, except those incarcerated, access to information regarding the affairs of the government and those who represent the government. An FOIA request does not need to be made in a specific form, however, the FOIA coordinator will make FOIA forms available for the general public. FOIA requests may use the provided form, may be in written form (letter, fax, email), or can be made verbally. Each request must provide adequate information so the county is able to find the requested record. A person has the option of subscribing to future issues of public records for up to 6 months. A response will be issued to the requester within 5 business days. A fee with be assessed depending on the labor cost of copying and duplicating the record.

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