The information below provides complete instructions regarding Livonia Jail inmate phone use, how the jail phone system works, purchasing phone time online (where available), purchasing phone time over the phone online (where available), purchasing phone credits through commissary (where available) and setting up an account to reduce your cost of inmate phone calls from the Wayne County Jail in Livonia, Michigan.
When available, the information below will explain how to communicate with your inmate using the jail's secure email message system.
Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate has access to the jail phones and your communication costs are reduced as much as possible.
No. Neither this jail nor any other jail allows you to directly phone an inmate.
Most jails only allow you to leave a message for an inmate in case of a serious emergency such as a death in the family.
Other than for a family emergency, the only way to communicate with an inmate is by them phoning you, leaving you an email message using the jail's secure (and closely monitored) electronic message system, mail or during a visit.
Many jails are now contracting with a third party service (for a fee) which allows you to leave a recorded phone message for an inmate.
To see if the Livonia Jail has this service, go here or call 313-224-2222.
Livonia Jail, provides a wall phone in each cell for inmates to make calls. They can call anyone whose phone company lets them accept collect calls.
Most cell phone companies do not allow collect calls, therefore, you will need a landline if you want an inmate from this jail to call you.
The phones are available around the clock.
No. Inmates are not allowed cell phones in Livonia Jail, although getting access to a cell phone in jail has become more common.
Some states such as California have made it a criminal offense to use and possess a cell phone and will file additional charges when it can be connected to an inmate. Cell phones are most often smuggled into the jail and then sold to the inmates by jail staff.
A growing number of jails now offer email services to inmates and their families. This can save you time by letting you view your email from your smart phone, computer, or tablet, whenever you wish.
You don't have to deal with envelopes, stamps or the post office.
Inmates like it because the emails typically eliminate delayed mail runs so they can get your correspondence quickly and send responses immediately.
Jail staffs like it as it eliminates concerns about contraband entering the facility in envelopes and on paper. It also allows the jail to have an electronic record that can be called upon at any time.
Anything you or your inmate writes in an email service is put through a filtering program that looks for certain words related to criminal and/or gang activities.
There have been multiple cases in which emails between inmates and their friends or loved ones have been used as evidence in criminal court cases to convict them or to file new charges.
Call 313-224-2222 or click here to see if email services are being offered at this jail and if so, how to sign up you and your inmate.
If you were unable to find the information you were looking for on this page, call Livonia Jail at 313-224-2222 and ask their policies on getting phone calls from your inmate.
Remember that collect calls can be expensive, especially if you live in another state than Michigan. Budget carefully so you don’t get surprised at the end of the month.
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!
Click here to view the jail website for additional information.