The Berrien County Jail is located in Saint Joseph, Michigan at 919 Port Street 49085. The jail staff can be reached by calling (269) 983-7141.If you are looking to post bail for an inmate at Berrien County Jail call (517) 618-0492.
Berrien County Jail typically houses between 300 and 400 inmates. The Jail is located at 919 Port Street St. Jospegh, Michigan 49085. Jail staff can be reached by dialing 269-983-7141 extension 7231. The official website of the Berrien County Jail can be viewed here.
The sheriffs department is currently overseen (as of 2012) by Sheriff L. Paul Bailey. Inmate rules and regulations can be downloaded here.
Berrien County Jail Bail Bonds
There are several bonding agencies operating in St. Joseph:
Visits are 20 minutes long and an inmate is allowed 1 visit per week at the following times:
Please contact jail staff for additional information
Inmates can acrue good time while incarcerated at Berrien County Jail. For every 6 days an inmate is in jail, 1 day is taken off the backend of his or her sentence. This encourages good behavior from inmates as well as helping keep the general population at the facility low.
Inmates are allowed commissary items. To purchase additional items an inmate must have money on his or her books. Contact the jail staff for more information on this. The jail has a generous television policy which allows prisoners to rent TVs at a cost of $10 per week.
Inmates may send and receive letters as well as make outbound collect calls.
Religious services are provided at the jail.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Berrien has a total population of 160,472. The population has decreased by -1,983 (-1%) from 2000 through 2009. The population density is 282.6 and covers 568 square miles.
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Residents of Berrien experienced 1,574 crimes in 2011. The #1 crime was arson with 6 reports. The #2 lawless act was theft with 449 occurrences. The #3 unlawful act was vehicle theft with 27 occurrences. The #4 crime was burglary with 192 instances. The #5 infraction was property crime with 668 instances. The #6 lawless act was assault with 84 occurrences. The #7 unlawful act was robbery with 13 occurrences. The #8 infraction was rape with 19 instances. The #9 violation was murder with 0 reports. The #10 unlawful act was violent crime with 116 reports.