Ottawa County Juvenile Detention Family & Friends Information

Ottawa County Juvenile Detention

The Ottawa County Juvenile Detention in West Olive, Ottawa County, Michigan, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Ottawa County Juvenile Detention are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Ottawa County Juvenile Detention are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Ottawa County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Michigan Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Ottawa County Juvenile Detention are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Ottawa County Juvenile Detention

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Ottawa County Juvenile Detention

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Ottawa County Juvenile Detention, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Ottawa County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


How to Send a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Ottawa County Juvenile Detention

To send a text or email message to a Ottawa County inmate, do the following:

Ottawa County Juvenile Detention uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.

Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Ottawa County or any jail or prison in the country).
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Ottawa County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

For all Ottawa County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Ottawa County Juvenile Detention, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.


Ottawa County Juvenile Detention

Michigan Ottawa 40


12110 Fillmore Street
West Olive, MI 49460



(616) 786-4157


Inmate's First and Last Name
12110 Fillmore Street
West Olive, MI 49460


[email protected]

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