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Van Buren County Jail Information and Inmate Search

The Van Buren County Jail seeks to provide a safe and humane environment for both employees and inmates. Inmates who are scheduled for jury trial can have clothing dropped off to wear during trial. Inmates are allowed prescribed medications after prescriptions have been reviewed and approved by staff. Some medications are not permitted. Inmates in the Work Release program may have 1 set of clean clothing dropped off to replace their used clothing during their stay. The Van Buren County Jail offers an inmate lookup service that displays the mugshots of offenders.

Van Buren County Jail Address
205 S Kalamazoo Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079

How to Send Mail or Package

All mail must be in the form of a postcard purchased from the post office. Money orders may be sent through the mail, but there must be a marking indicating a money order is contained within the envelope. Photos can only be sent electronically through the Securus system. All photos will be reviewed prior to being admitted into the system. Inmates may receive books or magazines that are mailed from a store or online business. Attorney mail must be sent from the attorney’s office. Family and friends may send money to an inmate using the online system at

Inmate Mailing Address
Inmate Name, Inmate Number
205 S Kalamazoo Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079

Visitation Hours

All visits at the Van Buren County Jail are conducted online. Each visit is 30 minutes long and may have no more than two visitors. All visits are subject to recording and electronic monitoring. No nudity or provocative clothing is permitted. Visitors who are suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to visit inmates, and their visit will be canceled. Social media posts or videos of the facility are not allowed in the jail lobby. Disruptive behavior will result in the visit being terminated and the visitor being escorted off the premises. Visitors are required to provide their picture ID, home address, telephone number, and email address.

Additional Jail Information

The Van Buren County Jail operates its own inmate roster at A mugshot will appear next to each inmate’s profile. Each profile contains the inmate’s jail ID, inmate name, booking date, age, sex, booking type, and arresting agency. The Statute the inmate violated is also included along with the name of the offense and the court that is processing the inmate’s case. The amount the inmate most post to make bail is also provided.

Lieutenant Corrections Administrator
Chad Hunt

Van Buren County Sheriff Information

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office operates and maintains its own jail for pretrial detainees and sentenced offenders. The mission of the Sheriff’s Office is to provide leadership, coordination, and delivery of quality law enforcement. The Sheriff’s Office recognizes and respects the rights and dignity of all people.

Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office Address
205 S Kalamazoo Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079

Daniel Abbott

Kevin Conklin

Van Buren County was founded in 1829. The county seat is Paw Paw and the largest city is South Haven. According to 2020 U.S. Census data, the population was 75,587. The total area of the county is 1,090 square miles with 607 miles being occupied by land.

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

Van Buren County violent crime is 17.6. (The US average is 22.7)
Van Buren County property crime is 37.0. (The US average is 35.4)

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Van Buren County Public Records Information

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is legislation that permits all citizens, except those who are incarcerated, access to government records; this includes information on the affairs of the public agencies and their officials. To submit an FOIA request, visit the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office website and access the electronic form. The form requires individuals to input their name, phone number, address, and incident number or nature of the request. The request takes 5 business days to process, and the requester will be assessed a fee for the request. The fee is dependent upon the length of the report, the information being requested, and time it takes to prepare the necessary materials.

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