Oneida County Jail – Rhinelander, WI

Oneida County Jail is in Oneida County, Wisconsin and is the primary jail for that area. Looking for somebody locked up in Oneida County Jail? This page will tell you all about anything you might want to know about Oneida County Jailsuch as the following: How to locate an inmate at Oneida County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Oneida County court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to give you information that you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Oneida County Jail
2000 E. Winnebago St.
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 715-361-5100
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that has gone to jail and don’t know how to find them?

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

In order to see who’s in jail at Oneida County Jail you will need to visit their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Oneida County Jail Inmate Search has information on people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting schedule. You can also get the same information on anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get their arrest information faster if you enter the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or family member is in another county jail you can check our Wisconsin county jail guide: List of all jails in Wisconsin


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a side picture. Your name and jail booking number will be on the mugshot, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Oneida County Jail prisoners are on the website, or you can see them in person at the Oneida County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the prisoner’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot erased from the Oneida County Jail site? This may not be possible, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will 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 different 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

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where 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 you must promise to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you are required not to leave town.

In most cases, an inmate will earn early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set before you can get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever posted your bail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail must call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Oneida County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not accept checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. This will not be returned to you and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman may require that they use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

You can find a bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, 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
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will have to answer a number of questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your psychological and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • 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 discharged from jail.
  • You will get to use the phone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, if not you you will be given a jail uniform.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did you have to wait? How did the guards treat you? Do you know any things that might help other people that get arrested make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can post bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. Also, it depends on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a magistrate must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor offenses, 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 date of your release, you should plan to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that believe that there could be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you have to list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be put into the log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so it would be wise to check the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or totally denied.

The Oneida County Jail phone number is: 715-361-5100

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate is required to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly write or type the person’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t send a package or box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and examined by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Oneida County Jail
2000 E. Winnebago St.
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Oneida County Jail
2000 E. Winnebago St.
Rhinelander, WI 54501


The mail policy at Oneida County Jail changes, so be sure to visit the the Oneida County Jail website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to ask a friend or family member to find an attorney when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and guide you through the complicated court system in your county. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more info on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, click here: How to Find a Lawyer in Oneida County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. All Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a court case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the internet service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your court case are held at Oneida County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the fees and charges associated with your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Oneida County court magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case in court. They do a number of different things, like deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and information about the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember that you should ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

To do so, you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry on the Oneida County court website or you are able to call the court directly. 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 there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. An arrest is a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you are served with legal papers, like warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to find the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file that includes a docket and any of the filings and documents filed in your court case. You can access your court records on their website, or at the Oneida County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked and 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. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal history search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

But, when you do a criminal records check, you generally will not be able to see if they had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you must do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the Oneida County courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Oneida County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

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

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Oneida 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 Oneida 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 procedure to send funds to someone in jail is likely to change, so it would be best to double check the the Oneida 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 Oneida County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Oneida 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 Oneida 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 Oneida County Jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then you should leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Oneida County Jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you need to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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