As mandated by state statute, the operation of the county jail is the responsibility of the Sheriff. The 80-bed Marquette County Jail may also house up to 10 federal inmates.  The three-story facility has blocks on each floor where the inmates are classified based on the severity of their crimes. The staff operates with the philosophy of maintaining the highest level of security, while providing a constitutionally safe and healthy environment for the inmates and staff.  Employing trained, professional Corrections Officers and utilizing an ongoing training program supports this philosophy. With high standards of hiring and continued training, the safety and health of the inmates, as well as the staff, is assured.  The Marquette County Jail is one of the top-rated jails in the State of Michigan.

Service Hours:

The service window at the main jail facility is open to the public with the exception of the following time periods:   6:45 a.m. until 7:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., and 4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. daily.  Other closings may occur as needed for safe jail operations.

Inmate Status Information

Prior to arraignment, the only information that we are permitted to give is whether or not someone is lodged and their bond amount.  Messages will not be passed to inmates unless is it a verifiable emergency.

Inmate Correspondence

All inmate correspondence must be sent through the USPS to the main jail, this includes inmates that are housed at the Detention Center.

Inmate Medication

Prescription medication, for pre-existing conditions, are allowable.  However, the meds will be verified by the jail health care provider prior to administration.  Medications must be in the original container to be accepted.  No mixed medications will be authorized.

Personal Items

No personal items will be accepted for inmates housed at the main jail facility.  Exceptions to this rule are for those that are ordered by the court to wear personal clothing for a jury trial.  Any hygiene items will be provided by the jail or can be purchased through the commissary. For further information on Detention Center inmates see  Community Corrections Detention Center.

Reading Materials

Inmates have access to books via the jail library.  Newspaper and magazine subscriptions are permitted by direct mail from the publisher.  After an inmate is released, it is their responsibility to cancel the subscription.  Any items received after an inmate's release will not be returned or forwarded and are placed in the jail library for circulation.  No pornographic or suggestive materials will be accepted.