Ottawa County Juvenile Detention Inmate Mail

Ottawa County Juvenile Detention Inmate Mail

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:




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All mail sent to an inmate at the Ottawa County Juvenile Detention must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.

Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.

Main Phone: 616-786-4140

The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Ottawa County Juvenile Detention Inmate Mail Policies, Mail Instructions, what type of mail is NOT allowed, Rules for Mailing letters, photos, postcards, emailing an inmate, magazines, newspapers, books and packages to Ottawa County Juvenile Detention in West Olive, Michigan.

Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate receives his/her mail and not have it thrown away.

The Ottawa County Juvenile Detention has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations.

How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

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

All mail sent to an inmate at the Ottawa County Juvenile Detention must include the senders name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.

Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and discarded.

To confirm the mailing address and/or any new policies regarding inmate mail call 616-786-4140 or check the most recent updates on the jail's website by going here.

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).
Steps: 
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.


 

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