Marathon County Jail – Wausau, WI

Marathon County Jail is located in Marathon County, WI and is the main jail for that county. Looking for somebody in jail at Marathon County Jail? This guide gives you information about everything one might want to know about Marathon County Jail,such as: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. How to post bail. Marathon County Jail intake procedures. Marathon County court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to give advice and information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have questions, just ask them, and any comments or feedback that might help other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Marathon County Jail
500 Forest St.
Wausau, WI 54403

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 715-261-1700
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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 a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who is in jail at Marathon County Jail you will need to click on their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Marathon County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can get info for anyone arrested and booked or released within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you’re searching for could possibly be in another jail you can look here: Other Jails in Wisconsin


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is a picture that the jail takes when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one full face and a side photo. Your name and booking number will be on the mugshot, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Marathon County Jail inmates can be found on the Marathon County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Marathon County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the inmate’s full name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Marathon County Jail site? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, 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

Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and until then you must not leave the area.

In most cases, an inmate are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while locked up.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you could be permitted to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until your court date. Your bail amount is determined by how serious your crime is. You will have to pay 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to be released from jail. If you miss court, that person won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You have to call the jail. If know the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Marathon County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but most of the time, its very simple to do. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to get a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually have a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases require that they use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

If you need a bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • 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 process includes each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You will have to answer some basic questions, like your full legal name, address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will then be allowed to use the phone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please share your experience. How long did it take to get processed? What was you treatment like? Do you know any secrets that might help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. This process may take from 15 minutes to all day. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you have a cash bond amount or if a judge has to determine your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, expect to get released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to start your sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail intake area, and tell the intake officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you aren’t late. Just bring things that are allowed when you turn yourself in, such as your drivers license or ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the log as an approved visitor. Every visitor must provide proof of identification. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not an approved visitor will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so you should review the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Phone calls made in jail are much more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 715-261-1700

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail has to be sent using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. Clearly write or type the person’s name, prisoner number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail is opened and reviewed by the staff, and will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Marathon County Jail:

Marathon County Jail
500 Forest St.
Wausau, WI 54403

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Marathon County Jail
500 Forest St.
Wausau, WI 54403


The mail policy changes, so it would be best to visit the official website before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so you would be wise to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate the court system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your situation, the better.

To read more about this, visit: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, members of the Wisconsin State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Court records are public records. They are comprised of a file with a docket and all of the documents in your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the Marathon County website, or by going to the Marathon County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

The Marathon County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records relating to your case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, like setting bail amounts, issuing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to have a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do so, you should visit the Marathon County jail website, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Marathon County court website or you are able to call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, and the date of their arrest, contact the Marathon County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, like warrants. You can access civil process orders by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access this information online, but keep in mind that you won’t get the precise address, just the block they live on.

Court Records

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

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These databases are all linked and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Marathon County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

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

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, you will not learn if someone had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the Marathon County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Marathon County,the Marathon County Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

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

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Marathon 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 Marathon 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 funds to someone in jail at Marathon County Jail changes, so double check the site when 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 Marathon County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Marathon 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 Marathon 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate in this jail?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Write about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    Things you can put in your comment:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation Days
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why were you locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to find out how to get in touch with somebody you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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  1. MJ says:

    A pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information will be requested from the person on trial………….

    Pre-sentencing. Each person who is being sentenced may have PSI done by the State.
    IT IS EACH defendant’s right to have a private PSI (alternative PSI or alternative memorandum) prepared by a private Sentencing Advocate. The defendant and/or the defendant’s family needs to ask their attorney to look for a sentencing advocate to prepare this. The defendant and/or family may have to search for a Sentencing Advocate on their own. This can be done online, by asking the attorney or searching websites and looking at the NLADA/NASAMS website for local Sentencing Advocates. This cost can be covered by the State Public Defender’s Office, the local county or may be privately paid for.

    If you have found a Sentencing Advocate – you should post it on this site.

  2. F@#K The Jailers says:

    Whatever good things you read about the jail and jailers in Marathon jail, I can tell you are false. You don’t work anywhere unless you want. Most of the jailers are arrogant bit@#:s and dic#:s who couldn’t get a real job or were bullied so they decided to take a job where they could power trip on inmates. As for being physically fit???? What a joke!!! Most couldn’t run a mile or do a day of physical work. Like I said, there are a few good ones who treat people with respect. All the rest can go f themselves. Hope I don’t see them in public, wanna be, fake a.s.s. mall cops.

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