Barron County Jail – Barron, WI

Barron County Jail is in Barron County and is the correctional facility for that region. Are you looking for somebody locked up in Barron County Jail? This site gives you info about everything related to Barron County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Barron County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Barron County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary idea, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to offer information and tips you need to make going to jail easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and any tips or comments that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Barron County Jail
1420 Wisconsin 25
Barron, WI 54812

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (715) 537-5559
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and need to locate them?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To search who’s in jail at Barron County Jail you need to visit their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Barron County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons currently in custody, including status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can get the same information on anybody who has been arrested or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member is in another jail you will want to check our guide to other Wisconsin jails: Wisconsin County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing photo, is the picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be on the photos, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can see them at the Barron County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you have to input the inmate’s name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken off of the Barron County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For a more indepth article about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you must promise to show up for court, and until that day you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

Typically, inmates at Barron County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail every day after work, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set before you can get discharged from jail. If you miss court, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Barron County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it is easy. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually ask to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some simple questions, like what is your full name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes from 15 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get out of jail. It also might depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to decide on your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the discharge date, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if so, you will be taken into jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Make sure that you only bring required items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s full name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be put into the visitation log for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Anyone showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so visit the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are a lot pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated completely.

The Barron County Jail phone number is: (715) 537-5559

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a box or package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Barron County Jail is:

Barron County Jail
1420 Wisconsin 25
Barron, WI 54812

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Barron County Jail
1420 Wisconsin 25
Barron, WI 54812


The Barron County Jail mail policy changes, so we suggest that you visit the official Barron County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system in Barron County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your charges, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, go to: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Barron County court records are a matter of public record. Court records have a case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You are able to access your court records with the Barron County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Barron County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence from your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Barron County magistrate is the person that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will review when determining your sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can request to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to visit the Barron County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Barron County jail website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Barron County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders online, but remember that you will not be able to see the street address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a case file that includes a court docket and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Barron County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of someone’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t find out if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Barron County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Barron County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect an alarm to wake up at 6:00am, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Barron County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Barron County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to inmates could change, so be sure to review the official website before you send any money.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Barron County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Barron County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Barron County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone at Barron County Jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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