From our friends at the NC Sheriff’s Office
In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, the following procedures will be implemented to reduce the risk of exposure to the inmates and staff of the Newaygo County Jail. These procedures will remain in effect for the next 30 days or until such time as the state of emergency response to the Covid-19 outbreak has been lifted by Governor Whitmer or the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. These procedures are intended to keep critical functions of the jail operational to accommodate and support the rights of the individuals incarcerated in the Newaygo County Jail, as well as protect the health and safety of staff, inmates, and the public.
All non-essential, non-mandated ancillary and educational programs will be suspended for the duration of the emergency. This includes the following programs: GED, ETC Schools, substance abuse programs, Church services, bible studies, and any other programs that are facilitated by individuals from the general public that require entrance to the Jail.
In order to reduce the amount of public traffic through the visitation area and to accommodate attorney’s, public visitations will be suspended for the duration of the state of emergency. Inmates still will have the ability to participate in the home-visit function of the video visitation system, inmate phone system, and e-messaging (emails) to remain in contact with friends and family members.
Hopefully, these protocols will only be necessary for a short duration. Please reach out if you need assistance, and stay healthy and diligent in doing your part. We look forward to resuming normal operating procedures in the very near future.
Chad Palmiter, Undersheriff