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St. Clair County Jail Inmate Search

How to Search for an Inmate in St. Clair County Michigan

St. Clair County does not provide an online method to search for an inmate. You must call 810-987-1279 and speak to jail staff.

Be prepared to provide the inmate’s:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Birthdate if the Name is Common Name

The phone is answered 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

They will be able to tell you:

  • If the person is incarcerated.
  • If the person has been booked and released.
  • Criminal Charges
  • Bond Amount

While St. Clair County has not participated in the nationwide VineLINK notification system in the past, this could change at any time and it is another method to use for locating inmates within the county jail system.

If you would like to see if the county currently puts information on the site, go to VineLINK.

Click on the blue “Offender” tab on the upper left side of the page.

Select “Choose Agency” and use the dropdown menu to highlight and click on St. Clair County Jail. (If St. Clair is not listed, the county does not yet participate)

The site provides two search methods.

  1. Search by Offender Number
  2. Search by Name

Search by Offender Number

  1. Enter the offender number into the search box.
  2. Click on “Search”.

*NOTE*- The number must be accurate or your search results will be wrong.

Search by Name

  1. Enter the inmate’s last name.
  2. Enter the inmate’s first name.
  3. Click on “Search”.

*TIP* - If you are unsure of the inmate’s full name or the spelling of the name, click on the “Partial Last Name Search” box before clicking on “Search”.

Enter the first three letters of the last name and the first letter of the first name.

The system will list all inmates whose names begin with those letters. If you have the exact birthdate of the inmate, you can narrow your search by entering it in the appropriate box.

Inmate Information Available for Viewing

Click on the inmate’s name to view:

  • Full First and Last Name
  • Offender ID
  • Gender
  • Custody Status
  • Housing Location
  • Alternate ID’s


You can look-up information about the inmate’s criminal court case by going to the St. Clair County Court Case Search Page.

You have two available search methods:

  • Search by Case Number
  • Search by Name


  • Enter the complete court case ID number

NOTE: If it is not the exact number, your search results will be wrong. If this happens, try again using the name.


  • Enter the defendant’s last name.
  • Enter the defendant’s first name.
  • Click on “Search”.

All cases with defendants having the names you entered will be listed.

Click on the case to open and view:

  • Defendant’s Full Legal Name
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Birthdate
  • Resident Address
  • Judge’s Name
  • Adjudication Date
  • Charges
  • Defense Attorney’s Name
  • Prosecuting Attorney’s Name
  • Court Location
  • Incarceration Date                                                                                                           
  • Preliminary Court Date
  • Arraignment Date
  • Bond Amount
  • Bond Type
  • Bond Posted Date (If Applicable)
  • Bond Status
  • Charges
  • Charge Description
  • Offense Date
  • Charge Type
  • Count Number
  • Disposition         

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 St. Clair County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the St. Clair County Jail in the city of Port Huron, St. Clair 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 St. Clair County Jail

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

If the St. Clair County Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 810-987-1721 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The St. Clair County 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 St. Clair 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 St. Clair County Jail, either look them up here or call 810-987-1721 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at St. Clair 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 St. Clair County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in St. Clair County 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.