Menominee County Jail – Keshena, WI

Menominee County Jail is located in Menominee County, Wisconsin and is the jail for this county. Are you looking for somebody in Menominee County Jail? This site will tell you info about everything one might want to know about Menominee County Jail: How to locate an inmate. How to view Menominee County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And much much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the advice and information you need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Menominee County Jail
W3269 Courthouse Lane
Keshena, WI 54135

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 715-799-3357
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Menominee County Jail you have to click on their website and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Menominee County Jail Inmate Locator is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you are able to find information about anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information faster if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be locked up at a different jail you can look here: Wisconsin Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail processing picture, is the picture taken by the police during jail intake processing. They take one full face and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will appear on the pictures, and they are kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be searched on the website, or you can view them at the Menominee County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will have to input the inmate’s legal name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken off of the Menominee County Jail website? This will be difficult, because your mugshot is a public record. You must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, if you are locked up, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you must not leave the area.

Typically, an inmate in the Menominee County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while locked up.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will have to return to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may have the chance to move to a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to get out of jail pending trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. You or someone you know will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set so you are able to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Menominee County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but fortunately, it’s easy. First of all, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to get a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail will not accept checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will get released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. They generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman might request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how things turned out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • Firstly, you will answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, street address, date of birth and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How were you treated? Do you have any tips that could help other people get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged. Also, it depends on whether you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge has to decide on your bail amount. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and have a date of your release, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. For a warrant, go to the jail intake area, and tell them that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late to report. Just bring required items when you go, such as your drivers license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered into the visitors log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor is required to provide identification. Visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you check the jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and 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 are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or cut altogether.

The Menominee County Jail phone number is: 715-799-3357

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail gets opened and inspected and read by the officers at the jail, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Menominee County Jail, use this address:

Menominee County Jail
W3269 Courthouse Lane
Keshena, WI 54135

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Menominee County Jail
W3269 Courthouse Lane
Keshena, WI 54135


The mail policy at Menominee County Jail changes, so be sure to double check the official Menominee County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these being your right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so make sure to get a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the court system in Menominee County. The quicker you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better.

For more info on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read: How to Find an Attorney in Menominee County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender’s Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public records and are available upon request. They contain a file containing a docket and all documents and motions in the case. You are able to access court records using the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages the records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All court records from your court case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Menominee County magistrate acts as the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include setting bail, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the defendant’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Remember you are able to ask to receive a copy of this report before your sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you must go to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just just visit the Menominee County jail website, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Menominee County court website or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, which can be court orders. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but remember that you can’t get the precise address, but only the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a court docket and any documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to the Menominee County Courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

When you do a criminal history search, in most cases will not learn if that person had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Menominee County,the Menominee County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI 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 Menominee County jail is no fun, you will soon become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. Following 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 Menominee 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 Menominee County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending money to inmates at Menominee County Jail changes, so it would be best to double check the site before 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Menominee County Jail

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

    • 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 an inmate in this jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Write down your jail experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    What to put in your comment:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? Tell us about the other inmates. How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

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

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