Pepin County Jail – Durand, WI

Pepin County Jail is in Pepin County, Wisconsin and is the primary correctional facility for the region. Know somebody in jail at Pepin County Jail? This page gives you information about everything you might need to know about Pepin County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also that person’s family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information and advice that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Pepin County Jail
740 7Th Avenue West
Durand, WI 54736

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (715) 672-5944
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Has a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to search who’s in jail at Pepin County Jail you have to click on their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Pepin County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who are in jail, including current status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. You can also find info about anybody arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find their arrest information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be locked up at a different jail you can check the other Wisconsin county jails in our Wisconsin County Jail Guide: Wisconsin Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is a picture taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be searched on the Pepin County Jail website, or you can see them at the Pepin County Jail. When viewing online you need to enter the prisoner’s full name, and a booking date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot erased from the Pepin County Jail website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are incarcerated, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you can’t leave the county.

In most cases, an inmate in the Pepin County Jail will earn time off for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be granted work release. You will be required to stay the jail at the end of the day after work, or you could be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to post 10% of the amount set in order to be released. If you don’t go to court, that person will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you must call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s really easy. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bail bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail will not take checks. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you must answer some basic questions, like your full name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released.
  • You will get to use the telephone to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you might be allowed to wear your own clothes, if not you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged will take between 30 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the faster you will be freed. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate must decide on your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should expect to get discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

warrant out for your arrest, or if you must begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you do the right thing and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go to the jail, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Just bring allowed items with you, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail. This information will be entered into the log as an authorized visitor. Each visitor will have to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
The Pepin County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are usually pricier 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 a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, phone calls might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

The Pepin County Jail phone number is: (715) 672-5944

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must print the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Don’t mail a package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and the mail will get returned to the sender if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Pepin County Jail is:

Pepin County Jail
740 7Th Avenue West
Durand, WI 54736

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Pepin County Jail
740 7Th Avenue West
Durand, WI 54736


The Pepin County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so you should double check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is that you have 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 a lawyer for you. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and guide you through the legal system. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your charges, the better off you’ll be.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Court records are public records. They have a case file containing a docket sheet and every documents filed in the course of your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case with the online service, or at the Pepin County Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents relating to your case are held at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your court case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case in court. Magistrate judges do different functions, which include determing how much your bail will be, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Bear in mind that you can ask to have your own copy of the report before sentencing, so you get the chance to review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you might get immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

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

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Pepin County court website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail 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 name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Pepin County jail, on the phone, go there in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you are served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings on the website, but you should know that you will not find the precise address, but only the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from another state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, 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 may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes, which can include:

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

During a criminal records search, usually will not see if that person has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving history.

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

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Pepin County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Pepin County jail is very scary, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. Expect a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. When you finish 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 Pepin 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 Pepin 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 people in jail is likely to change, so be sure to double check the official website before you send any money.

    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 Pepin County Jail

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

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • 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 Pepin County Jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at Pepin County Jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Write about your experience because others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Do you want to reconnect with somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.

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