The Oakland County Jail is located in Pontiac, Michigan at 1201 North Telegraph Road 48341. The jail staff can be reached by calling (248) 858-1800.If you are looking to post bail for an inmate at Oakland County Jail call (313) 736-5815.
About Oakland County Jail
The jail handles roughly 27,000 arrests per year. Though not all those charged with offenses make it into the jails general population - nearly all go through the booking process. The Correction Services Division is commanded by Captain Berry Zeeman of the Oakland Sheriff Department. The intake area alone can hold 156 inmates. The average daily population of this jail is 1,734. To cope with overcrowding issues a new building was constructed in 1989 that handles 487 prisoners.
Oakland County Jail Bail Bonds
Inmates who are eligible for bail can be bailed out 24 hours a day. Bonds can be paid in cash by you or if you do not have the full bond amount then you can choose from many bail bondsman in the Pontiac, Michigan area. The following bail bond companies service bail bonds at Oakland County Jail in Pontiac, MI:
Visitation is allowed on the following days and times based on the inmates last name:
Wednesday - Friday: 1:15, 2:00, 2:45, 3:30, 4:15, 5:00, 5:45, 6:30, 7:15, 8:00
Saturday - Sunday: 9:15, 10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 1:00, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4:00
Wednesday: A THRU H
Thursday: I THRU P
Friday: Q THRU Z
Saturday: A THRU M
Sunday: N THRU Z
The jail has strict guidelines for visitation. Please consult jail staff before visiting for additional rules.
Phone Calls to Oakland County Prisoners
The jail the VConnect System for outbound calls from inmates. For more information please log on to www.myvconnect.com or call 1-800-913-6097. The VConnect service works fairly well (though it can be expensive). Bail Bond Policy has heard reports that long distance calls do not also work while using this service.
Sending Mail to Oakland County Inmates
Inmates can send outgoing mail and receive mail from the outside. To mail an inmate:
Inmate Name (cell location and Inmate Number)
P.O. Box 436017
Pontiac, MI 48343
The jail has strict guidelines on what can be mailed into the jail. Please review jail policies before attempting to send letters.
Commissary at Oakland County Jail
Inmates can order additional items not provided to the general population. These items include food, snacks, and personal care items.
Solutions To Overcrowding in Pontiac, MI
The jail has two solutions to overcrowding issues. The first is electronic monitoring. This is typically a device that is attached to an inmates ankle. The inmate is then released. This allows the jail to keep track of an individual on the outside. The benefit for the inmate is a semblance of freedom and the ability to go to work and be with family. Inmates on this program must follow strict guidelines and not all are eligible. The other option is a work release program which allows an inmate to leave during the day (for work) and return in the evening.
Programs/Services at Oakland County Jail
In case you are wondering. No, the Oakland County Sheriffs Department does not mess around.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Oakland has a total population of 1,205,508. The population has increased by 11,352 (1%) from 2000 through 2009. The population density is 1389.8 and covers 867 square miles.
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