Outagamie County Jail – Appleton, WI

Outagamie County Jail is in Outagamie County and is the main correctional facility for the region. Do you know somebody locked up in Outagamie County Jail? This guide will tell you all about anything one might want to know about Outagamie County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Outagamie County Jail. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, just ask it in the comment section below, and any tips or comments that might help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Outagamie County Jail
320 S. Walnut Street
Appleton, WI 54911

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (920) 832-5266
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and want to contact them?

Has a family member or friend that has been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Outagamie County Jail you should navigate to their web site and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Outagamie County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who are in jail, which includes current status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also find info for anybody processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to find their arrest information fast if you enter their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one could possibly be at another county jail you can check our guide to other Wisconsin jails: Wisconsin County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is make of one and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates are online, or you can see them in person at the Outagamie County Jail. When viewing online you have to put in the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot removed from the Outagamie County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is set either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you must not leave the county.

In most cases, an inmate in the Outagamie County Jail will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to do work release. You will be required to go back to jail every day when you’re finished working, or you could have the chance to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you miss your scheduled court date, the person that paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will have to call the jail. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but usually, it’s easy. First, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – they will not take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just don’t have the money, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They usually charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases ask to use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bail bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If so, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process includes these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone so you can get in touch with a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. The discharge process takes anywhere from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you will be released. How quickly you get discharged can depend on if you’ve got a bond amount or if a magistrate must determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If you have a, or if you need to report to start a sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and let them know that you think there may be 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 jail custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order lists. Ensure that you are not late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you go, like your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s names will be entered into a Visiting log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each visitor must provide identification. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Outagamie County Jail visitation procedures can change, so check the 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 collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are much more expensive than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep 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, phone calls might get reduced or totally denied.

The Outagamie County Jail phone number is: (920) 832-5266

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be sent via US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail anything in a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Outagamie County Jail is:

Outagamie County Jail
320 S. Walnut Street
Appleton, WI 54911

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Outagamie County Jail
320 S. Walnut Street
Appleton, WI 54911


The mail policy changes often, so it would be best to visit the the Outagamie County Jail website when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to get a friend or relative to locate an attorney when you talk to them. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney can advise you of your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about this subject, read our guide: Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. The Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. Public Defenders are actual lawyers who are members of the Wisconsin State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a court case file containing a docket and each of the documents filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records via the website, or by going to the Outagamie County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Outagamie County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are maintained at Outagamie County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may get out of having to pay them.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that will preside over your court case. They do different functions, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the magistrate 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 in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you are able to request to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you could be given a date that you are supposed to report to jail to serve your term.


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Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To find this out you will have to access the Outagamie County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the website or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Records of arrests are public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Outagamie County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but you should know that you will not see the exact address, rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the documents filed in the court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These online databases are connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

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

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not see if they has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Any accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Was your search online or did you call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your story might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Outagamie County,the Outagamie County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Outagamie County jail is no fun, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. All inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Outagamie 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 Outagamie 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 inmates at Outagamie County Jail changes, so we suggest that you check the official Outagamie County Jail site when send funds 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Outagamie County Jail

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

    • 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 been locked up in Outagamie County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

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

    Things you might want to put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Outagamie County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to tell your story about Outagamie County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Are you trying to find out how to get in touch with a person you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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  1. Dan R. says:

    Conditions in Outagamie County Jail. Has a not so good scent to it. Walls are a light yellow with grey floors,
    Jail, yard and pod facility and layout Once you are in jail, you are assigned to a “block” In alphabet followed by one of 8 numbers. No outside at all unless you have a job. North wall forget about sunlight and moonlight. Lights are always on at night. Doors are noisy, They feed you enough to keep you alive, The beds I’ll just say sleeping on concrete with the cot was more comfy. Not much to look at. small window that has a bar in the middle of it, covered by a steel grate, concrete about a foot and a half reinforced with steel rebars, no toilet seat and no pillows unless you buy them at 15bucks.
    Guards and jail staff Doctor once on thursdays,
    Jail food and commissary The food is bad and the portions are very small. things like oranges and apples you have to buy. No eggs, no ice cream, green tea replaces coffee and I have no idea what that brown biscut stuff was for breakfast. All can say is it was disgusting and frozen still.
    Visitors only allowed 15 minute “visits” no contact at all physically. only once every few days. 45 min weekends 15 during week days at certain times.
    Other Inmates. USE HIGH CAUTION. if you are not careful they could set you up so you would be hualed to the hole. By messing up your room while you are on exercise (45mins) or conspire against you.
    Safety-Helmets and pads would be a very good thing. steel beds are not comfy to trip on or over.
    Jail gangs haven’t encountered any yet in there.
    Activities and programs plenty of “activities” Just they have to be available and need more time in them. Cards would also be a good thing to have as well as hanging job applications.
    If you can avoid jail do so. If you miss breakfast b/c either your to sleepy or deaf to moderately deaf like I am, tough luck. You miss a meal and you will have to wait until next meal which could be the next day.

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