Manitowoc County Jail – Manitowoc, WI

Manitowoc County Jail is located in Manitowoc County and is the main jail for this area. Do you know somebody locked up at Manitowoc County Jail? This site tells you information about anything you might want to know about Manitowoc County Jail,like: Find out who’s in jail at Manitowoc County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Manitowoc County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And much more…

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give info you need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Manitowoc County Jail
1025 South 9Th Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (920) 683-4228
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has someone that has been arrested and you need to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Manitowoc County Jail you will need to visit their web site and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Manitowoc County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of persons currently in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to get info on anyone who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information quicker if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be in a different jail you will want to look here: Other Jails in Wisconsin


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is the photograph taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They will take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Manitowoc County Jail inmates can be found on the Manitowoc County Jail website, or you can see them at the Manitowoc County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will have to input the name, and a booking date.

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 Manitowoc County Jail site? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest 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 getting your mugshot removed, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re in jail, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, bail is decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you must agree to show up for court, and you won’t be permitted to leave town.

Usually, inmates will be given time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. Either you will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished working, or you might get to move into a halfway house instead of living at the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was determined before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, that person will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Manitowoc County Jail or the County Courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Manitowoc County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will ask to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a bail bondsman at Manitowoc County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some questions, like what is your full legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 30 minutes to all day. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged depends on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge needs to determine your bail amount. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you aren’t late. Only bring required items when you go, for example your drivers license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. This information will go in a Visiting log for the inmate. Every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so we suggest that you visit the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (920) 683-4228

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be sent via US Postal Service. You must not use any other type of mail or package delivery. Clearly write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter. Do not send a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read by the staff, and will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Manitowoc County Jail
1025 South 9Th Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Manitowoc County Jail
1025 South 9Th Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220


The mail policy at Manitowoc County Jail changes, so we suggest that you visit the site before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or family member find an attorney for you. You may be thinking ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you find your way through the court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are full-fledged lawyers who are admitted to the State Bar and are completely licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the website, or at the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records related to your court case are kept at the Manitowoc County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the judge who presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, like setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate will take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Remember you are allowed to request to receive your own copy of the report before your sentencing, so you can correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

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

If you think this person is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records online or you can call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Manitowoc County jail, either by phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information on the website, but bear in mind that you will not be able to find the actual address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Manitowoc County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not discover if someone has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Manitowoc County,the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Manitowoc County jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00am, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Manitowoc 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 Manitowoc 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 people in jail can change, so you should review the the Manitowoc County Jail website before send money 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 Manitowoc County Jail

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

    • 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 a prisoner in this jail? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If you have, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? Were the other inmates cool? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to someone you met in jail? Write your message below.

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