How do inmates receive care if sick or injured?

The Berrien County Jail has a nurse who is trained in emergency medicine at our facility or on call 24 hours a day and a doctor who is assigned to us under contract. If an inmate is sick, they would fill out a medical request to see the nurse. The Sheriff and our jail staff are not doctors and cannot give medical advice to inmates. The nurse and doctor make all medical decisions.

Can I mail packages to inmates?

Because of security reasons, inmates are only allowed to receive letters that are no bigger than a business size envelope. Anything larger will be refused!!! Inmates can purchase items through our commissary by phone in our jail.

What day may I visit with an inmate?

Visitation is now strictly video and by appointment only and must be made 24 hours in advance. To schedule an appointment or for any questions about video visitation please visit