Dunn County Jail – Menomonie, WI

Dunn County Jail is in Dunn County and is the correctional facility for this area. Know somebody locked up in Dunn County Jail? This site will tell you info about anything one might want to know about Dunn County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, much more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you information that you’ll need to make getting locked up a lot easier. If you have questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Dunn County Jail
615 Stokke Parkway
Menomonie, WI 54751

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 715-232-2220
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to contact them?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To look up who is in jail at Dunn County Jail you have to click on their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Dunn County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can find information on anybody arrested and processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information faster if you enter their full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be in another jail you should check our guide to other Wisconsin jails: List of all jails in Wisconsin


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one full face and a profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the photos, and they are on file at the jail.

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Mugshots of Dunn County Jail inmates can be seen online, or you can view them at the Dunn County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to input the inmate’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot removed from the Dunn County Jail website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot removed, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you can’t leave the county.

Typically, prisoners are given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to go back to jail at the end of the day after work, or you may be allowed to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Dunn County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is no fun, but usually, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you can’t use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman may ask to use assets as collateral for the bond.

To find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process includes these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full name, address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please tell us how it happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? What was you treatment like? Can you share any things that could help other people that get arrested get through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process will take between 10 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you will be released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the date of your release, you should expect to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell an officer that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Only bring required items with you, like your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put into a Visiting log as an authorized visitor. All visitors will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the official site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: 715-232-2220

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. You have to clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a box or package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and inspected by staff, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Dunn County Jail:

Dunn County Jail
615 Stokke Parkway
Menomonie, WI 54751

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Dunn County Jail
615 Stokke Parkway
Menomonie, WI 54751


The inmate mail policy at Dunn County Jail can change, so check the the Dunn County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you still have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or relative find a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

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

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Dunn County court records are a matter of public record. They contain a file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records with the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A 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 read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence from your case are kept at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your case, for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person that presides over your case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you are allowed to request to see your own copy of the report before you are sentenced, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, you will have to go to the Dunn County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Dunn County jail website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Dunn County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but bear in mind that you won’t find the street address, just the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t find if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you have to call the Dunn County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Dunn County,the Dunn County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of serving a jail sentence in Dunn County Jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Dunn 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 Dunn 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 someone in jail at Dunn County Jail might change, so you should double check the official Dunn County Jail site when send funds to someone in jail there.

    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 Dunn County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Dunn 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 Dunn 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:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have 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 at Dunn County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

    If your answer is yes, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Dunn County Jail? What about the other inmates? How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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