The Oakland County Jail in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Oakland County Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.
The men, women and juveniles being held in the Oakland County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Oakland County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Michigan Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Oakland County Jail are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.
The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:
The day of the week.
Where the inmate is housed.
The inmate's sex.
Whether or not it is a Holiday.
Each inmate is allowed Two 30 minute visits per week.
There is no visitation on Mondays and Tuesdays, with the exception of professional visits. Family and friends are Wednesday- Friday 1pm to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm.
Wednesday Last Names A - H
Thursday Last Names I - P
Friday Last Names Q - Z
Saturday Last Names A – M
Sunday Last Names N - Z
Wednesday-Friday: 1:15pm, 2pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm, 5pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm, 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:15am, 10am, 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 4pm