Eau Claire County Jail – Eau Claire, WI

Eau Claire County Jail is in Eau Claire County and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Do you know someone in jail at Eau Claire County Jail? This page will tell you information about everything related to Eau Claire County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Eau Claire County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is designed to give you info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Eau Claire County Jail
710 2Nd Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 715-839-4702
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and need to find them?

Do you know somebody that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

To search who is in jail at Eau Claire County Jail you will need to navigate to their link and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Eau Claire County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who are in jail, including status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can find the same information on anyone booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find their inmate information fast if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for may be incarcerated at a different jail you should check the other Wisconsin county jails in our Wisconsin County Jail Guide: Wisconsin County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the photograph that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side photo. Your name and jail ID number will be on the pictures, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are online, or you can see them in person at the Eau Claire County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to input the first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot removed from the Eau Claire County Jail site? This is difficult, because your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you’re locked up, your main thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to leave the county.

Usually, inmates are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to post 10 percent of the total amount set in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Eau Claire County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a local bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Eau Claire County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. This process may take anywhere between 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get released. It also can depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if a judge must decide on the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served your sentence and know the release date, 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 have to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Only bring approved items when you go, like a driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must provide information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will go into the log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so make sure that you visit the official Eau Claire County Jail jail site before you 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 more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or totally denied.

The Eau Claire County Jail phone number is: 715-839-4702

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail or package delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Don’t send anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail is opened and inspected by the jail administration, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Eau Claire County Jail is:

Eau Claire County Jail
710 2Nd Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Eau Claire County Jail
710 2Nd Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54703


The inmate mail policy at Eau Claire County Jail can change, so we suggest that you double check the the Eau Claire County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate through the legal system in your county. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about this subject, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? How did they do?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records relating to your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The Eau Claire County court magistrate is the judge that presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do many different things, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with background information and information about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should request to see a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, you need to go to the Eau Claire County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Eau Claire County jail website or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information on the internet, but you should know that you can’t get the exact address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access court records via the internet, or at the Eau Claire County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Eau Claire County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a totally different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases won’t see if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people look up criminal records, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Eau Claire County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in Eau Claire County Jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work 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 Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire 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 process for sending funds to someone in jail at Eau Claire County Jail is likely to change, so check the site when you send funds to an inmate.

    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 Eau Claire County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Eau Claire 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 Eau Claire County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must 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 Eau Claire County Jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

    If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your jail experience because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to include in your review:

    • Conditions in Eau Claire County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Let Everyone Know

    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has a story about it. Why’d you end up in jail? Did you experience fair treatment? How was day to day life at Eau Claire County Jail? What about the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need 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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