Sawyer County Jail – Hayward, WI

Sawyer County Jail is in Sawyer County and is the jail for the county. Do you know someone incarcerated at Sawyer County Jail? This site will tell you info about everything one might want to know about Sawyer County Jailsuch as the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Sawyer County court information. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for whoever is incarcerated, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give you information you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that could help other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Sawyer County Jail
15580 East Fifth Street, Po Box 567
Hayward, WI 54843

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 715-634-9120
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and want to contact them?

Has somebody that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To see who is in jail at Sawyer County Jail you should navigate to their link and do an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Sawyer County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get information on anybody arrested and booked or released within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate the information faster if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for might be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our guide to other Wisconsin jails: List of all jails in Wisconsin


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail intake photo, is the picture that the police take when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a profile picture. Your name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Sawyer County Jail inmates can be viewed on the website, or you can see them at the Sawyer County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to put in their name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot taken down from the Sawyer County Jail website? This is difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

Read our indepth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about getting out. After booking, bail is decided by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this may mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Usually, an inmate at Sawyer County Jail can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set all depends on how serious your charges are. You or someone you know will have to pay 10 percent of the total that was set so you are able to be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Sawyer County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it’s simple to do if you have the money. First, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t take checks. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be discharged. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman might use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Sawyer County

Have you ever hired a Bail Bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • 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 intake procedure is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • First, will have to answer a bunch of questions, such as your full name, home address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will get to use the telephone in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jumpsuit.

Have you ever been booked into jail? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any secrets that could help other people to get through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. The discharge process will take anywhere between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will be freed. Also, it might depend on if you have a bond amount or if the magistrate has to determine the bail amount. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, you should plan to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and let them know that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be sure that you are not late to report. Just bring things that are allowed with you, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Sawyer County Jail frequently change, so you should review the official 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 generally more costly than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone may be limited or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 715-634-9120

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send a package, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail is opened and examined and read by the jail administration, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Sawyer County Jail:

Sawyer County Jail
15580 East Fifth Street, Po Box 567
Hayward, WI 54843

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Sawyer County Jail
15580 East Fifth Street, Po Box 567
Hayward, WI 54843


The Sawyer County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so review the site when you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, the first of which is your right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘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, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the legal system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are real attorneys who are admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. They have a file with a docket and all documents and motions filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records using the internet service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records related to your case are available at Sawyer County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the charges from your case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the judge that rules on your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim. Remember you can request to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you have the opportunity to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

To do this, you should go to the Sawyer County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, 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 ask them. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these listings online, but you should know that you won’t get the precise address, but rather the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. These records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access court records on their website, or at the Sawyer County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains records of people’s criminal history. These state databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find out if someone had:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your account might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Sawyer County,The Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Sawyer County jail is no fun, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then have breakfast. Following breakfast you will 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 Sawyer 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 Sawyer 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 inmates might change, so we suggest that you visit the official Sawyer County Jail site before you send money 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Sawyer County Jail

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

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

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions in Sawyer County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you need to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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