Mackinac County Jail Inmate Phone & Email

Mackinac County Jail

Address:
100 S. Marley Street
St. Ignace, MI 49781

Phone:

906-643-1911

Inmate Phone & Voicemail for Mackinac County Jail

The Mackinac County Jail Inmate Phone System is Securus. 

Sign up with Securus by clicking the banner below.

1.  AdvanceConnect – Good Option - You control all phone numbers your inmate can call.

This type of account offers you the following benefits:
•    You are able to receive inmate calls as long as funds are available in your account.
•    You can add multiple phone numbers to your account so your inmate can reach your home phone, work phone, cell phone, other relatives, neighbors, friends, etc.
•    Calls WILL connect to cell phones.

2.  Inmate Debit – Inmate can call anyone they choose (subject to jail's approval)

This type of account offers you the following benefits:
•    You can fund an Inmate Debit account without having your own calling account.
•    Inmates can call anyone on their approved calling list without requiring friends and family to create separate prepaid accounts.
•    Calls WILL connect to cell phones.
•    Funds placed in the Inmate Debit account will become the property of the inmate and friends & family members will not be able to receive refunds on this account. 

3. Direct Bill - You receive calls from your inmate, and the charges are billed to you monthly.

  • Requires a credit check. 
  • Costs more.
  • Good for lawyers, bail bonds, long-term inmates, etc.

Resources
Contact Securus by Phone:  972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591
Contact Securus Online
Frequently Asked Questions
Submit a Question for Securus Online
Online Rate Quote

Mackinac County Jail Inmate & Family Voicemail

Securus Outbound Voicemail provides your inmate an opportunity to leave a message for their family and friends when a call to their mobile goes unanswered. Once the inmate leaves a voicemail, a text message containing a link will be sent to the dialed number. The recipient of the inmate's voicemail is then sent to a web form to pay and listen to the message. The voicemail will be available for up to 30 days after it is sent, and then another 30 days after it is paid for.

Securus Phone System Cost & Fees - *Subject to Change

ADVANCE CONNECT Phone Calls 
$0.21 per minute

INMATE DEBIT Phone Calls
$0.21 per minute

DIRECT BILL Phone Calls
$0.25 per minute

TRADITIONAL COLLECT Phone Calls
$0.25 per minute

VOICEMAIL Message
One minute - $0.75 per minute

For current online rate quote, go here.

Use Homewav for voice calls at Mackinac County Jail

Friends and Family can use HomeWAV Video services for voice calls with inmates.

How does HomeWAV phone system work?

1. Sign Up.
2. Complete both steps of the registration process
3. Add ‘Talk to me Funds’ to your account using your credit or debit card.
4. Start your phone calls.

How does an Inmate make a phone call from Mackinac County Jail?

Once you have created and funded your account with Securus, please allow up to 24 hours to start receiving calls. 

Your inmate should be able to dial your number directly and be connected.

You will hear an introduction stating:
1.  "You are receiving a call from "inmate Name" from Mackinac County Jail.  
2. Then you will hear prompts that will ask you to select a number to accept or block the call. 
3. Please listen to the prompts carefully so that you can correctly connect to your inmate.

**If your inmate is using a prepaid calling card, the phone number that should appear on your caller ID is 972-777-9396.

Leave a Video Message for an Inmate at Mackinac County Jail

Friends and Family can leave Video Messages for Inmates using HomeWAV Video services. The cost is $1.00 per message. In addition, there is a $1.00 fee for any purchase. 

How does HomeWAV video messaging (email) work?

1. Sign Up.
2. Complete both steps of the registration process
3. Add ‘Talk to me Funds’ to your account using your credit or debit card.
4. Send your video message.

Important Tips About Jail Phone Calls

Many jails and prisons restrict the amount of time that an inmate can use the phone by placing daily and monthly limits, so try to pace yourself and not use up all your time at the beginning of the month.

Jails limit an inmate's phone time to certain hours of the day, so it is important you keep a regular schedule that works for both you and your inmate.

If your inmate does not call you during the time you both have scheduled, don't panic. There are often long lines for phone use. When a jail is on lockdown due to a fight or other security issue they do not allow the phones to be used.

Phones are the only way for an inmate to hear your voice and temporarily 'escape' the loneliness of incarceration, so use your time well. Arguing about anything will leave you both feeling empty and guilty, so avoid it at all costs.

All phone conversations are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!

Also, be warned that some phone providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.

Sign up with Securus to connect with your inmate at Mackinac County Jail by clicking the banner below.

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Mackinac County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Mackinac County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Mackinac County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

How Do Inmates in Mackinac County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Mackinac County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Mackinac County Jail uses the services of HOMEWAV.
  • Register with them online or call them at 844-394-6639
  • Agents are available from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Mackinac County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits or Purchasing Calling Cards.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Mackinac County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, video, messaging, time limits and more, visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Mackinac County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Mackinac County Jail follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Michigan, then choose Mackinac County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Mackinac County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Mackinac County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Mackinac County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Mackinac County.


 

How to Visit or Email an Inmate in Mackinac County Michigan or visiting an inmate at the jail

To visit or email an inmate in Mackinac County follow these steps:

  • In addition to visiting inmates at the jail, Mackinac County Jail uses a video visitation service called HomeWav.
  • Register and Sign Up Here.
  • Complete all steps of the registration process to get full access to Mackinac County Jail inmate communication services.
  • Add ‘Talk to me Funds’ to your account using your credit or debit card.
  • Then you just wait for your Mackinac County inmate to communicate.
    How do you add Funds to your account?
  • Once you are logged in, click “Add Talk to Me Funds".
  • Type in the amount of dollars you want to add to your account.
  • Click “Update”.
  • Choose a way to pay (Credit, debit, or prepaid card).

Who do you contact if you are having any problems arranging the remote video visit, phoning or emailing of an inmate in Mackinac County?
Call HomeWav support at 314-764-2872, or toll free 844-394-6639.
Monday – Friday 
9:00AM to 6:00PM EST
Saturday – Sunday 
8:00AM to 6:00PM EST

NOTE: All communications between you and your inmate at Mackinac County Jail will be recorded and stored. Do not discuss your inmate's case or other sensitive information as it can be used against them (or you) in court.

For full instructions on all the benefits of using Homewav to visit a Mackinac County inmate, visiting an inmate at the jail itself, email and texting an inmate, rates, policies, rules, dress codes, bringing children, attorney and clergy visits and more, go to our official Visit Inmate Page. 


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Mackinac County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Mackinac County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Mackinac County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Michigan, then choose Mackinac County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Mackinac County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Mackinac County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Mackinac County Jail, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Mackinac County.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I open an inmate phone account at the Mackinac County Jail?
The Mackinac County Jail uses a third-party phone service called Securus Technologies. If you want to communicate by phone with your inmate, you have to first open an account with Securus. They have three different types of accounts: (1)Advance Connect - where you control all phone numbers your inmate can call. (2)Inmate Debit - where inmate can call anyone they choose. (3)Direct Bill - where you receive calls from your inmate and you are billed monthly. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Mackinac County Jail.

How much does it cost for an inmate to make a phone call from the Mackinac County Jail?
Phone call rates from your inmate in the Mackinac County Jail to you vary and are subject to change, but in general the costs are as follows: ADVANCE CONNECT Phone Calls - $0.21 per minute. INMATE DEBIT Phone Calls - $0.21 per minute. DIRECT BILL Phone Calls - $0.25 per minute. TRADITIONAL COLLECT Phone Calls - $0.25 per minute. VOICEMAIL Message (one minute max) - $0.75 per minute. Learn more about how much phone calls cost in the Mackinac County Jail.

How do voicemail messages from an inmate work at the Mackinac County Jail?
Securus Outbound Voicemail provides your inmate an opportunity to leave a message for their family and friends when a call to their mobile goes unanswered. Once the inmate leaves a voicemail, a text message containing a link will be sent to the dialed number. The recipient of the inmate's voicemail is then sent to a web form to pay and listen to the message. The voicemail will be available for up to 30 days after it is sent, and then another 30 days after it is paid for. Learn more about inmate voicemail functions in the Mackinac County Jail.

Can I fund a Mackinac County Jail inmate's phone account without having my own phone account?
Yes. You can fund a Securus Technologies Inmate Debit account without having your own calling account. All you have to do is deposit money for them online or by calling Securus at 972-734-1111 and paying with a debit or credit card over the phone. Learn more about how to set up a phone account for an inmate in the Mackinac County Jail.

Can inmate phone calls from the Mackinac County Jail connect to my mobile phone number?
Yes. When an inmate in the Mackinac County Jail calls you using a Securus Technologies phone service's Inmate Debit account, the calls can connect to a cell phone. Learn more about how to set up a phone account for an inmate in the Mackinac County Jail.

Why is my Mackinac County Jail phone status blocked?
If your phone status at the Mackinac County Jail is showing being BLOCKED, there could be several reasons for this: (1)There are not enough funds on your Advanced Connect Account, (2)Your Direct Bill is past due, (3)You have a new telephone number, and a restriction could be on your line, (4)You may have accidentally pressed the incorrect number when attempting to accept the incoming call and you may have blocked your line, (5)In the past you may have requested to have a block placed on your phone and you never had it removed. On any of these issues of your phone being blocked, you can resolve them by calling Securus at 972-734-1111. Learn more about how to unblock a phone in the Mackinac County Jail.

How do I close my inmate phone account at the Mackinac County Jail?
On Securus Technologies website you can close your account inmate phone account at the Mackinac County Jail by following these instructions: 1. Log in. 2. Select your account. 3. Click on 'Close Account'. If you have a refund coming by credit card, it will show up in 10-12 days. With Western Union, full refunds will be refunded through Western Union in 10-12 business days and partial refunds will be issued by check via regular U.S. Postal Service mail in 2-3 weeks. With MoneyGram or payments made by mail, full and partial refunds will be issued by check via regular U.S. Postal Service mail in 2-3 weeks. Make sure to verify your address. Call Securus at 972-734-1111 if you have any problems. Learn more about how to close your phone account in the Mackinac County Jail.

Are phone calls with an inmate at the Mackinac County Jail recorded?
Yes. All phone calls with an inmate in the Mackinac County Jail are recorded. All calls except those with their lawyer. Everything you say and do are going to be heard and recorded by the jail staff. If you discuss your inmate's pending criminal case or any criminal activity, you can be assured that the conversation will end up being sent to the prosecutor and/or other law enforcement. Learn more about how to control your inmate's phone calls while in the Mackinac County Jail.