Marinette County Jail – Marinette, WI

Marinette County Jail is in Marinette County and is the primary jail for the county. Are you looking for someone at Marinette County Jail? This guide tells you info about anything you might want to know about Marinette County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. How to view Marinette County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Marinette County Jail intake procedures. Marinette 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 goes to jail, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to offer information you need to make the process a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or feedback that would help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Marinette County Jail
2161 University Drive
Marinette, WI 54143

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 715-732-7630
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To look up who’s in jail at Marinette County Jail you should click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Marinette County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people currently in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can get information about anyone arrested and booked or discharged in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information quicker if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

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


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is the photograph that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. They will take one and a side picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found online, or you can go in person to the Marinette County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the prisoner’s legal name, and the booking date, if you know 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 Marinette County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to agree to go to your court date, and until then you can’t go out of town.

Usually, an inmate in the Marinette County Jail will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to move to a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to post ten percent of the total that was set so you can be released. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also see the bail amount on the Marinette County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it is easy. First, figure out if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you can’t get a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not take a check. When you’ve paid bail, the person will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bondsman will usually ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

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

Have you ever had to find a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You must answer some questions, such as what is your full legal name, street address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to use the phone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail will take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be released. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, plan to get released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you have to begin your jail sentence, you should follow the rules and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell the intake officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if so, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you aren’t late. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s information will be entered into a log of visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Marinette County Jail can change, so you should double-check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden.

The Marinette County Jail phone number is: 715-732-7630

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail or package delivery. You have to write the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail gets opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will be returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Marinette County Jail
2161 University Drive
Marinette, WI 54143

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Marinette County Jail
2161 University Drive
Marinette, WI 54143


The Marinette County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so be sure to visit the official Marinette County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have rights, and an important one is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, an attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the legal system in your county. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Marinette County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social case workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the Wisconsin State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records contain a case file containing a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You can access court records via the Marinette County website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents from your case are held at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the charges and fees from your case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Marinette County court magistrate is the type of judge who presides over your case in court. They do different tasks, such as setting your bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will review when deciding on the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Don’t forget that you can ask to have your own copy of this report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you will either be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to query the Marinette County jail website, and do a search using:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant, you can access court records on the Marinette County court website 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 inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you won’t get the street address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file containing a docket sheet and any documents filed in your case. You are able to access court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of people’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you will be able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t discover if they has had any:

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

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Marinette County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Marinette County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Marinette 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 Marinette 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 is always changing, so be sure to review the official website when you send money to an inmate 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 Marinette County Jail

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

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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 locked up at Marinette County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If so, then you should write your review about it. Write down your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate programs and activities


    Speak Your Mind

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Trying to find somebody you met when you were locked up? Post a message to them below.

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