806 W. Wright Street
West Branch, MI 48661
New Visitation Policies in Ogemaw County Jail & Corrections Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus
Because of concerns for the safety and wellness of both staff and inmates at the Ogemaw County Jail & Corrections in West Branch, Michigan, contact visits of any type may be suspended.
Approved Non-contact visits with family, friends and the inmate’s lawyers may still be allowed when at-home or onsite video visitation is not available, however given that new guidelines are changing daily please check the visitation page or call 989-345-3111 for updates.
Video Visitation at Ogemaw County Jail & Corrections
At-home and onsite video visitation guidelines for Ogemaw County Jail & Corrections, when this service is available, can be found by going to the visitation information page.
We highly recommend that you call 989-345-3111 first for any changes due to staff shortages or other unforeseen circumstances, including whether your inmate has become ill and is unable to be in the general population where video kiosks are available.
How Long Will These Changes Last?
Experts in the study of the COVID-19 are anticipating that spread of the virus will be a ongoing concern for Ogemaw County, the state of Michigan and the entire United States until well into 2022 and maybe even beyond. We are witnessing the virus becoming more contagious, but less deadly over time. Many people think that the 'more contagious, but less deadly' Omicron variant will infect so many people that a higher level of natural immunity for the majority of Americans will be the end result.
Will the Inmates in Ogemaw County Jail & Corrections Be Safe from Getting Sick With COVID-19 Coronavirus?
Whether the inmates are safe from contracting the coronavirus depends entirely on two things:
At this stage most people who get the coronavirus show very few symptoms beyond what you might experience with a bad cold or a mild case of the common flu. In fact, the Omicron variant is turning out to be less deadly than the common flu we experience every year.
Studies that have been done are showing that the hardest hit are those 60 years of age and older, those with pre-existing medical issues like diabetes, leukemia or obese individuals. Young men and women rarely become very ill, and when they do, seem to recover quickly.
Ogemaw County Jail & Corrections is encouraging inmates to practice ‘social distancing’, which means staying as far apart as possible. In addition, our staff is advising inmates to avoid shaking hands, washing their hands often, not touching their face, nose, mouth or eyes, and refraining from touching ‘common areas’ throughout the facility.
Given the close proximity of inmates and staff to each other in this lockup, it is going to be very difficult to prevent the spread of coronavirus once it is introduced into the facility as the virus can spread via the microscopic vapor that we release every time we speak, cough or sneeze.
We will continuously update this page as the spread of this virus accelerates and changes to policies occur.
For all the information you need to know, including instructions, special links, policies, rules, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding regular visitation and remote video visits with an inmate in Ogemaw County, visit our full page guide.
NOTE: All visits 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 CIDNET may be collecting voice prints for a database which they may be sharing with law enforcement agencies.
For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding making phone calls with an inmate in Ogemaw County, visit our full page guide.
NOTE: 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.
For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues with Texting and Emailing an inmate in Ogemaw County, visit our full page guide.
For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Ogemaw County Jail & Corrections check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Ogemaw County.
Ogemaw County Jail & Corrections uses the services of NCIC for inmate phone calling. It is called a ‘friends & family account”.
In order to receive phone calls from your inmate, you need to do the following:
1. You cannot receive any calls to your phone number from your inmate until both you and your phone number are registered.
2. When you do receive a call, the number you will view on your phone from the incoming call is: 800-943-2189.
3. When allowed by Ogemaw County Jail & Corrections, families can also leave secure voicemails for inmates to listen to.
For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Ogemaw County Jail & Corrections, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Ogemaw County.
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 Ogemaw 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.