Jail/Inmate Info

Jail/Inmate Info

Oakland County Sheriff's Office

The Sheriff is bound by statute for the responsibility of operating the County jail(s) which entails the care and custody of inmates, including but not limited to such activities as:
  • providing inmate food and medical services
  • providing jail clothing and receipt of private clothing for court
  • maintaining a safe and secure environment
  • providing support programming such as counseling, crisis intervention, and adult education
  • maintaining a program of inmate recreation, visitation and chaplaincy services


The Oakland County Jail is accepting donations for paperback books for the jail library. Please call (248) 858-2925 for further information.  Please note that this number is for the jail library ONLY.

The Main Oakland County Jail, located at 1201 North Telegraph, was built in 1973. The jail is a maximum security facility and has general inmate population housing of approximately 440 inmates.

The intake area for processing new arrests includes holding tanks and observation cells which accommodate a capacity of 156 inmates.

A 24-hour, seven day per week health clinic is operated at the jail and has seven single cells.  In March, 1989, the Annex (a direct supervision facility) was completed, which is attached to the Main Jail and has the capacity to house an additional 487 inmates.

In addition, the Sheriff's Office operates a Corrective Services Satellite Division consisting of:

  • East Annex
  • Court Services 

Total inmate capacity for the East Annex 398.

The Corrective Services Division admits approximately 25,000 new arrests into the facility per year. 

Overcrowding continues to be an issue within the Corrective Services Division.  However, through legislative changes, innovative programs and focus of the Oakland County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in conjunction with the Sheriff's Office, jail utilization is at a manageable level.  The Sheriff's Office recently implemented an Electronic Monitoring (tether) Work Release Program which has replaced in-jail Work Release status.  The tether Work Release Program uses GPS monitoring 24 hours, seven days a week which increases the supervision of the inmate by tracking the inmate's location at all times.  Alcohol monitoring is available as well as mandatory random drug screening.  The inmate pays the cost of the tether and all drug/alcohol testing. 

Should you have any questions about inmate information, please email them to prisonerinfo@oakgov.com

Medication Hotline (248) 858-1809- The Inmate Medication Information Hotline is a place where relatives/loved ones can leave information pertaining to medication that an individual was taking prior to incarceration.   The hotline messages are checked continuously by Clinic staff.     

Inmate Phone Calls

Inmates at the Oakland County Jail facilities are able to make collect calls only.


Friends and family members are now able to place money on a specific phone number account through Offender Connect.  In order to receive collect calls, you may first have to establish an account with Offender Connect

Phone Carrier:    Offender Connect 1-800-483-8314      www.offenderconnect.com