Family & Friends Information

Undergarments / Care Packages

Within 72 hours of being booked into the jail family/friends are permitted to deliver to the jail, undergarments that are plain white, new and in unopened original package as follows:

  • Males:
    • Three t-shirts
    • Three pairs of underwear
    • Three pairs of socks
  • Females:
    • Three t-shirts
    • Three pairs of underwear
    • Three bras with no underwire
    • Three pairs of socks
  • Additionally: each inmate is permitted to possess One long underwear shirt and One pair long underwear pants. After the 72 hour time period, any undergarments must be purchased through the commissary system.
    Please note there are limits on the number of undergarments an inmate may possess.

Family/friends may order care packages for an inmate online at Express Account or by telephone at 866-422-6833. Care packages are limited to clothing and toiletries only. There is a $25 limit on online and telephone care package orders. Online orders must be submitted by 4 am. Monday for delivery the same week. Orders placed by telephone must be submitted by Thursday at 3 pm for delivery the following week.

Phone Calls

Telephones are available in the housing units for the inmates to use between 7 am to 11:30 pm. If an inmate is locked down during these times their phone time is revoked. Inmates can purchase phone minutes through the commissary process. Friends and family may also purchase phone time by visiting or by calling 888-506-8407.

All telephone calls placed from inside the Montcalm County Jail are recorded and monitored. There is a per-minute charge for each connected call. The call will start with a recording that states the call is coming from the Montcalm County Jail and the person placing the call will give his/her name. At that time the call can be accepted or denied by following the prompts. The number called can also be blocked from ever being called again by following prompt.

Please make all inquiries pertaining to inmate phone calls to ICSolutions at 888-506-8407.

Incoming calls for inmates will not be allowed, except for death notifications and medical emergencies. These types of situations will be confirmed by a corrections officer before a message is given.

Housing Fee

Montcalm County Jail charges a daily housing fee for sentenced inmates pursuant to Michigan P.A. 118 and as set by the Sheriff. The housing fee for sentenced inmates and any medical costs incurred by an inmate, whether sentenced or not sentenced, indigent fees, and costs for damaged property caused by the inmate, shall be paid to the Montcalm County Jail. An invoice will be provided to the inmate upon release and in the event the debt is not paid in full within 90 days from the date of release from the Montcalm County Jail, said debt will be submitted to the Mid Michigan Collection Bureau for collection.