Dodge County Detention Facility – Juneau, WI

Dodge County Detention Facility is located in Dodge County, WI and is the primary jail for that area. Do you know someone in Dodge County Detention Facility? This guide gives you information about anything a person needs to know about Dodge County Detention Facility,like: Find out who’s in jail at Dodge County Detention Facility? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Dodge County Detention Facility intake procedures. Dodge County court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information and advice that you’ll need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that could be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Dodge County Detention Facility
216 W. Center Street
Juneau, WI 53039

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 920-386-3734
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and want to contact them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who is in jail at Dodge County Detention Facility you have to visit their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Dodge County Detention Facility Inmate List has information on people who are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get info on anybody arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get the information quicker if you enter their name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for may be in another county jail you can look here: Wisconsin Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is the picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. They will take one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Dodge County Detention Facility prisoners can be searched on the Dodge County Detention Facility website, or you can go in person to the Dodge County Detention Facility. When viewing mugshots online you will have to put in the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot taken down from the Dodge County Detention Facility website? This is difficult, as your mugshot is public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that your arrest record would be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and you are required not to leave town.

Typically, an inmate at Dodge County Detention Facility will earn time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day after work, or you could get to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount set so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you miss your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Dodge County Detention Facility website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its really easy. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Dodge County Detention Facility

Have you ever had to use a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you have to answer some questions, like your full name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone so you can call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing street clothes, if not you will be issued a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process takes between 30 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you will get discharged from jail. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if the judge has to determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go to jail, such as a driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail. Your visitors will go into a Visiting log as an approved visitor. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so double-check the jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 920-386-3734

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write the person’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and inspected by the jail administration, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Dodge County Detention Facility, use this address:

Dodge County Detention Facility
216 W. Center Street
Juneau, WI 53039

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Dodge County Detention Facility
216 W. Center Street
Juneau, WI 53039


The Dodge County Detention Facility mail policy is always changing, so you should double check the official website when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in Dodge County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your case, the better.

For more info on how to find a lawyer, click here: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They are comprised of a case file with a docket and all motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Dodge County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and details of the defendant’s life and history, which the judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to see a copy of this report prior to sentencing, and go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you should visit the Dodge County jail website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Dodge County court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Dodge County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Dodge County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings on the website, but bear in mind that you can’t find the actual address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket and any documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records on the website, or at the Dodge County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These online databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

During a criminal records search, usually won’t find if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you call the Dodge County courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Dodge County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that spending time in the Dodge County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine there. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. 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 Dodge County Detention Facility, 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 Dodge County Detention Facility 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 process for sending funds to people in jail changes, so it would be best to check the the Dodge County Detention Facility website before you send any funds.

    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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Dodge County Detention Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Dodge County Detention Facility, 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 Dodge County Detention Facility

    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 been an inmate in this jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Dodge County Detention Facility?

    If yes, then you should tell us about it. Write down your experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation Days
    • The other inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


    Click here to review Dodge County Detention Facility

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to talk to a friend from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say wassup to someone at Dodge County Detention Facility


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  1. JoAnn says:

    Marta : Hey!!! We miss you, email me ,or call or write me a letter and let me know how to write you .
    610 James Court – JoAnn

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