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Flint City Jail Inmate Search

How to Search for an Inmate in Genesee County Michigan

While Genesee County does not have a method to locate an inmate online, the jail does provide an automated phone system where you can find out if someone you know is in jail.

To use the automated system, follow these steps:

  • Dial - 810-257-3426 (Jail Booking Phone Number).
  • Press 2 – to inquire about a specific inmate.

Next, choose to search by:

  • Inmate’s Name (Press 1)
  • Inmate’s Birthdate (Press 2)


Search by Name

  • Slowly speak the inmate’s first and last name into the phone. (Do not speak any other words or your search results will be inaccurate).
  • Names and ages that match your entry will be offered.
  • Choose from the names the automated system provides.

Search by Inmate’s Birthdate

  • Slowly speak the inmate’s birthdate into the phone. Don’t say any other words or the search will be unsuccessful).
  • Names of inmates with that birthday will be offered.
  • Choose from the inmates the automated system provides.

Available Inmate Information

Once you have chosen the inmate, press the following buttons to get the specified information:

  • Press ‘1’ to get the Genesee County inmate’s booking number.
  • Press ‘2’ to get the Genesee County inmate’s next court date.
  • Press ‘3’ to get the Genesee County inmate’s bond information.


If you don't want to try to locate your inmate online or are unable to get answers by phone (see instructions above), you can use the Criminal Court Case Search to look up an inmate's court date, attorney's name and other pertinent information that will give you a better idea of the seriousness of your inmate's situation.

  • Go to the Genesee County 67th District Court Schedule Inquiry.
  • Enter the first and last name of the inmate/defendant.
  • Enter any additional information that you have, such as attorney name.
  • Select a start and end search date to narrow your search.
  • Click on “Display Court Schedule”.

Select the case and click on “Case Number” to the far right of the page to view:

  • Defendant’s Name
  • Court Date and Time
  • Defendant Attorney’s Name
  • Case Number
  • Case Type
  • Probation Officer Name (If Applicable)
  • Proceedings: Reason for Hearing

With more than 9,000 jails and prisons across the country, trying to locate an inmate can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. On this page, you will find the Genesee County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the Flint City Jail in the city of Flint, Genesee County in the state of Michigan.

With a minimal amount of information about the inmate and some patience, on jailexchange.com you can:


Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Flint City Jail

If you are certain your inmate is in Flint City Jail, or at the very least in Genesee County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Flint City Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 810-237-6800 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Flint City Jail is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

At minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of Michigan or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in Genesee County within the county where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Genesee County Jail, either look them up here or call 810-237-6800 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Genesee County Jail until transport to a Michigan State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Genesee County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in Flint City Jail and every other jail, prison and juvenile detention center in America.

How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of Michigan

State Inmate

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in Michigan. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmate

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.