The Offices of St. Clair County (2024)

Sheriff Tim Donnellon / Undersheriff Tom Buckley
Captain Tom Bliss - Jail Administrator

If bond is being posted during regular business hours of the County, the bond must be paid at the Court. When the Court is closed, cash bonds & credit cards will be accepted, except for Licensed Bonding Agents. If you have any questions about bonding information, call area code (810) 987-1700 / 987-1720.

To make payment by Credit Card: 1-888-604-7888 or

Telephones located in the inmate areas of the St. Clair County Jail are designed for outgoing calls only. It is not possible to place a call into these areas. This phone system is owned and operated by Ameritech. All calls being placed by inmates are collect calls. The party receiving that call must accept the charges before a connection is made. To set up a phonce account, call 1-800-844-6591. If an emergency situation arises requiring notification of an inmate, contact the St. Clair County Jail Information Desk by calling (810) 987-1700 / 987-1720. These numbers are not to be used to deliver a message unless a real SUBSTANTIATED EMERGENCY EXISTS. All emergencies will be verified.

Only plain postcards are accepted by the facility (plain only; no glitter, stickers, glued items, etc.) anything else will be returned to sender. Postcards may be sent to an inmate addressed to:

Inmate’s name and inmate number
St. Clair County Jail
1170 Michigan
Port Huron, MI. 48060

Inmates lodged in other facilities must have mail addressed directly to that facility.

Certified and registered mail which requires a signature for receipt will not be accepted.

Classification of Inmates
All inmates confined in the St. Clair County Jail for a period in excess of 72 hours will be classified and assigned to the general population. Exceptions to the requirements may be permitted or required by extraordinary condition. During the classification interview, the inmate will be given a brief orientation describing the purpose of the interview and visiting hours at the St. Clair County Jail. Any reasonable questions that the inmate may have concerning the rights and privileges for them will be answered or explained. In addition, the programs and services available to inmates at the St. Clair County Jail will be discussed. After the classification interview, each inmate shall be provided with a copy of the Inmate Rules and Regulations and given a cell assignment.

An inmate who has been committed to the St. Clair County Jail for a period of 30 days or more and served at least half of his/her sentence may petition the sentencing Court for 25% sentence reduction on the remainder of the sentence. The inmate can obtain the petition from the corrections staff. After filling out the necessary request, the form is to be returned to the corrections officer for processing. This petition, along with a conduct report, which is filled out by the correction staff and rehabilitation personnel, shall be taken to the Probation Department for any recommendations, then forwarded to the sentencing Judge for disposition. You may petition the sentencing Court for reduction .


Upon admittance to the St. Clair County Jail all inmate money will be taken at the time of booking and will be deposited in an inmate trust fund. During the inmate's period of incarceration, purchases from the commissary will be accounted for and deducted from the inmate's trust fund. At the time of an inmate's release, a check for the balance of the inmate's account will be issued, minus whatever medical expenses were incurred during their incarceration. Upon transfer to another facility, inmate property will be only be stored for 30 days. Inmate property will not be released while the inmate is in custody. Special circ*mstances will be reviewed by the on-duty Supervisor.


All personal property belonging to the inmate at the time of admittance will be confiscated by the booking officers and accounted for. The inmate will sign for this property and it will be returned upon the inmate's discharge. Jewelry will not be permitted in the confines of the Jail with the exception of a wedding ring, if worn by the inmate at the time of admittance to The St. Clair County Jail.

Do not send cash through the mail!!! If you would like to deposit money into inmate's commissary account, you have the following options:

  • On line:
  • Telephone: 1-866-232-1899
  • Touch Pay Kiosk: Located in Sheriff's Office main lobby

To use the above options, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Inmate Name
  • Inmate ID/PRIM#
  • You will also need the St. Clair County Office Site ID, which is 248060

All mail is opened and checked for contraband.

To make payment on booking fee tickets, lodging, medical, arrest or prosecution charges send check or money order made payable to St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office to:
St. Clair County Jail
Attention: Reimbursem*nt
1170 Michigan Rd
Port Huron, MI 48060

To make payment by Credit Card: 1-888-604-7888 or

Inmates in need of medical or dental attention will make their request known by filling out a St. Clair County Jail Medical Request Form (RP-101), which is available from the correctional staff. This form will then be given to the on duty Correction Officer, who will in turn make the necessary arrangements for the inmate to be examined by the St. Clair County Jail physician. If the inmate requests to see a private physician, or to have a second opinion regarding their medical problem, arrangements must be made for the physician to come into the St. Clair County Jail for the examination. The inmate is responsible for the reimbursem*nt to the St. Clair County Board of Commissioners for any medical expenses during their incarceration. Inmate charges are as follows: Doctor visits are $30.00, Nurse visits are $15.00, prescriptions, hospital bills, dentist bills; x-rays are at the charges rendered. The cost will be deducted from the inmates trust account leaving a balance of $2.00 in his / her account. Alerting the on duty Correction Officer and informing the officer of the need should make any emergency requests for medical treatment. If you should have complaints against your medical treatment here at the St. Clair County Jail, follow the outline for the Inmate Grievance Procedure as indicated within this handbook.

Indigent inmates shall be defined as the inmate whose trust account has an average two (2) week balance of two dollars or less in their inmate/detainee trust account. No NEW inmate without funds shall be required to wait a two-week period to obtain necessary articles. In the event that an inmate was furnished such articles and subsequently has funds deposited in his / her account, the expense of said items shall be deducted from the inmate' trust account. It should be noted that clothing will be issued only ONE TIME.

If need is shown, an indigent inmate will be provided the following articles that are stocked in commissary:

  • Tooth brush
  • Toothpaste
  • Pencil
  • 2 stamped envelopes
  • 5 sheets letter size paper
  • Stretch socks
  • T shirt
  • Underwear
  • 1 Tylenol / or 1 Advil / or 1 Bayer

Notary work will be done Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. To 2:00 P.M. Work will be done the same for indigent inmates. If the indigent inmate receives any funds the cost of the work will be automatically deducted from their account. Copies of notarized and / or any papers will be charge of $3.00 for the first copy and any additional copies will be charged at .50 cents a page. There is a limit of TWO (2) stamped envelopes per week, which is limited to the inmate's own personal use. Indigent inmates can request an indigent order form from the Correction Officer. Items obtained from the commissary, such as underclothing, will be marked with the inmate's name. Trading or giving away of underclothing, obtained through commissary by the indigent inmates will be prohibited and subject to loss of commissary privileges.

All inmates will be permitted to receive newspapers, magazines and other types of publications, which are legally available to the general public provided that such printed material is ordered directly from the publisher, bookstore or book club. All books, including bibles, must have soft covers. Inmates may not receive paperback books, magazines and other soft covered materials from any other source. Inmates will be permitted to accumulate four (4) books and publications in their cell at a given time. Before receiving a new daily newspaper, the inmate shall pass out his old papers to be deposed of. The delivery of any newspaper, magazine, book or other type of publication may be withheld for a period not to exceed 72 hours in order to inspect for contraband. The delivery of any book, magazine, or other publication may be refused when there is a reason to believe that delivery to, or possession of, that particular item by an inmate would allow entry of contraband into the St. Clair County Jail, or would create a tangible security risk. In any case, where delivery is refused, the respective inmate for whom the item was intended shall be notified in writing of such and the specific reason for this action. The inmate is entitled to a hearing on this issue and upon request, a hearing on the decision shall be provided in the same manner as described herein in the disciplinary proceedings for minor rule violations. Inmates shall be responsible for canceling all subscriptions upon discharge or transfer from this facility. The St. Clair County Sheriff Department is not responsible for publications received after the inmate is discharged. The St. Clair County Jail has several hundred books for inmates to read. All reading material must be kept in good condition and returned in the same condition.

Funds from inmate accounts will no longer be released by inmates during visits. If an emergency arises whereby money is needed from an inmate's account, the inmate will send a request to the Corrections Sergeant, who will in turn have commissary issue, a check to be released by the inmate.

Inmate commissary is maintained within the St. Clair County Jail for the convenience of the inmate. Every unit has its own specific commissary day (A&B pods-Tuesday, C&D pods-Wednesday, E&F pods-Thursday, G pod-Friday. Order sheets will be issued by commissary. Blank order sheets may be obtained from the correction s officer and must be signed by the inmate. ONLY ONE ORDER PER INMATE WILL BE FILLED. The expense of the purchase will be deducted from the inmates trust account. Commissary orders must be turned in to corrections officers by 7:00 a.m. the day before commissary is passed in that unit.

Trustees are drawn from the sentenced inmates by the classification officer, and work primarily in the food service area or have custodial work assignments. To qualify, you must not be a security risk or have any history of violent crimes or behavior, drug addiction and have the ability to follow orders and satisfy the job assignment. Violation of any St. Clair County Jail rule will result in the loss of trustee status.

The only time a member of the clergy will be allowed to visit a member of his / her immediate family who is in the St. Clair County Jail is on the regular family visiting day. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Each inmate will be provided with personal clothing, brought in by the inmate or the inmate friends or relatives for court appearances. Clothing must be in accordance with inmate rules. Personal clothing will be allowed for all court appearances where jail clothing would be prejudicial to the inmate. After the inmate has been arraigned in court, clothing will be issued to the inmate, including underwear and socks. No other clothing will be allowed in the living area of the jail. The St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center WILL NOT be responsible for clothing or other personal articles left at the IDC upon the inmate’s discharge or transfer.

Weddings involving inmates are not allowed under the policy of the St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center. The IDC cannot accommodate any possible pre-marital counseling that may be required. Further, the IDC does not have the facilities or the security to allow a wedding ceremony.

All visitors must open an account and schedule all visits with the inmates. Visitors must go on-line at to register and schedule a visit; you cannot visit without an account. Each inmate will be allowed one scheduled visit per week (free of charge) consisting of approximately 30 minutes in duration, unless restricted for a rule violation. If visitors do not show up for the scheduled visit, it will be considered a visit. Inmates will be allowed three (3) visitors during any one visit, including the children of the inmate. Children under the age of 17 Years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The child visiting will need to be accompanied with a birth certificate to visit. Visitors must produce identification with a photo, except those children accompanied by an adult. Visitors must comply with all security regulations as directed by St. Clair County Jail personnel. All visits will be monitored and recorded; all visitors are subject to a search.

Visits will be held Sunday through Thursday between 12:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. with exception of dinner hour (5:00 p.m.).


  1. Only visitors processed in will be allowed to visit.
  2. If you’re late you will only be allowed to visit for the scheduled time remaining.
  3. All visitors must have picture ID and children under the age of 17 Years, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to visit.
  4. Only 3 people are allowed to visit, and children are included in the figure.
  5. Money can be dropped off in the lobby Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12:15 p.m. until 7:45 p.m.
  6. On-Site visiting days are Sunday through Thursday, between 12:15 p.m. & 7:45 p.m. with the exception of the dinner hour (5:00 p.m.).

Inmates on trustee status will be allowed visitors on normal scheduled visiting days with the exception of Sundays and Mondays. Trustees will be allowed one contact type visiting on Sundays or Mondays from 7:00 p.m. to 7:50 p.m.

Clergy and attorneys may visit inmates between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. With the exception of 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. during shift change.

  1. The only time a minister or attorney may visit a member of his immediate family who is in St. Clair County Jail is ON THE REGULAR FAMILY VISITING DAYS. Because of the problems involved, there will be no exception to this rule.
  2. Clergymen must be approved by the St. Clair County Jail Administration before he / she will be allowed special clergy / inmate visits.

REMOTE VISITATION (Family and Friends)
All visitors must register and open an account at, select Video Services in order to schedule a remote visit. You may schedule as many remote visits as you like as long it does not interfere with the normal operations of the facility. All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and can be schedule as far as in advance as 14 days. All visits will be monitored and recorded. Visitors must refrain from displaying provocative/revealing clothing, provocative or p*rnographic behavior or anything considered immoral or illegal. Violators will be restricted from further visitation up to and including a life time ban.

All attorneys wishing to utilize remote professional visitation must register and open an account at, select Video Services in order to register and schedule a remote visitation. Remote visits are 20 minutes in length and cost $12.99. You may schedule as many visits as you like as long as it does not interfere with the normal operation of the facility. Remote visitation hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. & 5:45 – 10:00 p.m. days a week to include holidays. All visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and can be schedule as far as in advance as 14 days. ATTORNEY VISITS WILL NOT BE MONITORED OR RECORDED.


Inmate services and programming are a privilege, controlled by St. Clair County Detention and Intervention Center personnel.


  • GED Diploma
  • High School Completion Classes
  • Adult Basic Education Classes
  • Individual Tutoring


  • A 90 day cognitive behavioral therapy program for substance abuse and criminal thinking
  • Must be court ordered by 31st Circuit Court or 72nd District Court
  • Funded through a Federal Grant, Community Corrections, and Liquor Tax dollars.


Available to all inmates in General Population

  • Skills for Effective Living
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Program
  • Anger Management
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Systematic Training for Effective Parenting
  • Victims of Domestic Abuse Support Group
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse Support Group
  • Community Resources
  • Basic Banking/ Repairing Credit
  • Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous/Cocaine Anonymous


  • Non-denominational spiritual counseling
  • Bible Study groups
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Distributes Religious Literature
  • Church Services


  • Crisis screening
  • Assessment and case planning
  • Case Management
  • Medication Reviews

All services and programming are free. To apply for services and programming, fill out a request form (obtained from the corrections officer) indicating your name, cell, date of request, and program requested, return to corrections officer.


1. Individual Counseling
2. Group Therapy
3. Crisis Counseling (people experiencing some kind of crisis in the St. Clair County Jail).
4. Alcoholic's Anonymous Meeting and Narcotic's Anonymous Meetings.

All Re- Hab services are free whether the individual is currently in St. Clair County Jail or not. Lack of funds does not and should not prevent a prisoner from taking advantage of Re- Hab Services.

To apply for St. Clair County Jail services, fill out a request form RP-128 (obtained from the corrections officer) indicating your name, cell, date of request, city you live in, service desired and sign and return the form to the corrections officers.

PLEASE If you notice any behavior or conversation during a visit which may indicate the person you have visited may attempt to injure himself / herself or others, or may be contemplating of an escape attempt, please ask to speak to a corrections supervisor immediately.

Whereas, the provisions of Michigan Public Act 118 of 1984; as amended by Michigan Public Act 212 of 1994, known as the "PRISONER REIMBURsem*nT TO THE COUNTY ACT" (M.C.L. 801 80) permit the County to seek reimbursem*nt of cost incurred to incarcerate an individual in the County St. Clair County Jail; and Whereas, a program of seeking reimbursem*nt from the St. Clair County Jail Prisoners will convey the message to them that they are not only accountable for their actions but the taxpayers will not needlessly support them while they are in the St. Clair County Jail.

Basic policies of the prisoner reimbursem*nt St. Clair County Jail billing program

The provision of Public Act 118 of 1984; as amended by Public Act 212 of 1994, prisoner Reimbursem*nt To The County; reimbursem*nt of cost incurred to incarcerate a person in the St. Clair County Jail. The following basic policies for reimbursem*nt shall be applied.

  1. The person must have been sentenced to the St. Clair County Jail.
  2. Billable days include the entire time the person was confined in the St. Clair County Jail including pre-trial, pre-sentence, as permit the County to seek well as the actual time served to comply with the sentence.
  3. The County is permitted to collect the following expenses:
    1. From each person who is or was a prisoner not more than $60.00 per day for the expenses of maintaining that prisoner or the actual per diem cost of maintaining that prisoner, whichever is less, for the entire period of time the person was confined in the St. Clair County Jail, including any period of pre-trial detention.
    2. The cost to investigate the financial status of the person.
    3. Any other expenses incurred by the county in order to collect payments under this act.
  4. Prior to beginning Court action, efforts will be made to establish payment and or settlement agreements with each person. THE COUNTY may file a civil suit within twelve (12) months of a person’s release in order to seek recovery of the expenses, which have not been voluntarily paid. The suit shall be in the name of St. Clair County, shall state the date, and place of sentence, the length of time set forth in the sentence, the length of time actually served, and the amount of or amounts due to the County.


St. Clair County Jail
1170 Michigan Rd.
Port Huron, MI 48060-4658
(810) 987-1700

The Offices of St. Clair County (2024)


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Mark Kern, St.

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Clair County Public Defender's Office. He can be reached at (810) 985-2333 ext.

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There are 42 cities in St. Clair County, Illinois. Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines.

When was St Clair County Jail built? ›

Since then, 41 men have held the position of sheriff and scores of other men and women as deputies and employees. The first county jail was built in 1827 by St Clair resident James Fulton.

What is the number for St Clair County Illinois? ›

Telephone Directory
St Clair County - Phone Contacts
County Board Office 10 Public Square(618) 825-2200
County Clerk 10 Public Square(618) 825-2377
Courthouse 10 Public Sq Belvl 622201623(618) 277-6600
TDD (Hearing Impaired Line)711
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What court is St Clair County in? ›

The Offices of St. Clair County - 72nd District Court.

Who is the son of St Clair County District Attorney? ›

A Moody police officer on routine patrol found Sloan Harmon and determined he had been shot. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Sloan Harmon, a 20-year-old affectionately known as “Boo” because he was born on Halloween, was shot about 11 p.m. just off the Brompton exit of I-20, confirmed Coroner Dennis Russell.

Who is the chief judge of St Clair County Illinois? ›

HEINZ RUDOLF403Major Civil
ANDREW J. GLEESON404Major Civil-Chief Judge Presiding Judge
DOMINIC KUJAWA407Criminal Felony
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Do you have to pay for a public defender in Michigan? ›

If approved for a Public Defender or other Court Appointed attorney, you may be assessed an attorney fee based on your ability to pay. Payment will not be required prior to us representing you, but the fee may be included by the Court in any fines or costs assessed against you.

Do you have to pay for a public defender in Missouri? ›

Q: Will I have to pay for a Public Defender? A: Yes. The law requires the Public Defender to seek repayment for the value and costs of representation in most cases, but payment is not required “up front” for the Public Defender to provide representation.

Do you have to pay for a public defender in Georgia? ›

According to O.C.G.A. §15-21A-6, any defendant who applies for or receives public defender services must pay a $50 application fee.

What is St. Clair County known for? ›

St. Clair County is known for its excellent quality of life, with numerous parks, recreational facilities, and cultural attractions for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Who is St Clair Missouri named after? ›

Clair County was named for General Arthur St. Clair, of Revolutionary War fame. Its boundaries were defined by act of the General Assembly, January 16, 1833. February 11, 1835, it was attached to Rives (now Henry County) for civil and military purposes, and May 5, 1835, it was designated as St.

How big is St Clair Michigan? ›

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.61 square miles (9.35 km2), of which 2.93 square miles (7.59 km2) is land and 0.68 square miles (1.76 km2) is water. The city is located along the St. Clair River.

How many people are in St Clair county jail? ›

Custody Types
Inmate Gender:Male
Inmate Population:1039
County:St. Clair

What is the oldest county jail in America? ›

The Bristol County Jail and House of Correction on Ash St. in New Bedford, MA was built in 1829 and is the oldest operating jail in the country.

Where was the first jail? ›

The earliest records of prisons date back to 1000 BC, in the early historical civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt. These early prisons were mostly detention centers built as underground dungeons. Offenders would be held there until they were sentenced to either death or slavery.

What does the name St. Clair mean? ›

Haitian (also Saint-Clair): ornamental name or nickname, perhaps ironic, composed of French saint 'saint' or 'holy' and clair 'clear' or 'lightness'. Alternatively, perhaps of the same French origin as 2 above. Compare Saintclair .

What is the seat of St. Clair County Illinois? ›

The county seat is Belleville.

What towns are in St. Clair County IL? ›

- Insets: O'Fallon -- Summerfield -- Saint Clair -- Caseyville -- Centerville -- State of Illinois -- Mascoutah -- City of Belleville -- Shiloh -- Athens -- Lebanon -- Freeburg of Urbanna -- Fayetteville -- Georgetown and Smithton -- East Saint Louis. - LC copy hand colored.

What is the dress code for St Clair County court? ›

to the Improper attire includes, but is not limited following: Shorts, cutoffs, sleeveless t-shirts, slippers, bare midriffs, tank and halter tops, spandex pants and tights. Individuals wearing improper attire will be asked to leave the courtroom.

What judicial circuit is St. Clair County, Illinois? ›

Clair County is within the Twentieth Judicial Circuit.

How do I look up someone's case in Illinois? ›

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet.

Who is the sheriff of St Clair County Illinois? ›

Rick Watson is the Sheriff of St. Clair County Illinois.

Who is the mayor of St Clair MO? ›

Mayor's Welcome. My name is Cozy Bailey, I was born and raised here in St. Clair.

Who is the director of St Clair County Emergency Management? ›

Justin Westmiller - Director - St. Clair County Homeland Security & Emergency Management | LinkedIn.

Who is the CEO of St Claire Morehead KY? ›

After consideration by the St. Claire Board of Directors and the Sisters of Notre Dame, UK was chosen as the best option to partner to serve the people of this region, said St. Claire President and CEO Donald H. Lloyd II.

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