Shawano County Jail – Shawano, WI

Shawano County Jail is located in Shawano County, WI and is the primary correctional facility for this region. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Shawano County Jail? This page will tell you information about everything related to Shawano County Jail,such as: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Shawano County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And everything else.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting idea, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is designed to give you all the information that you need to make getting locked up easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or tips that could help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Shawano County Jail
405 N. Main St.
Shawano, WI 54166

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (715)526-7950
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Shawano County Jail you will need to visit their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Shawano County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get information for anyone arrested and processed or released within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their arrest information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for may be in a different jail you should check our guide to other Wisconsin jails: Wisconsin County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, or intake photo, is the picture that the police take during jail intake processing. They take one and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen online, or you can view them at the Shawano County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you need to enter their first and last name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to have your mugshot taken off of the Shawano County Jail website? This will be difficult, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means that your arrest record would 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 removing your mugshot, the different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount is determined by a special judge called a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to go to your court date, and you can’t leave town.

In most cases, prisoners will earn time off for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Your bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever put up your bail money will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

In order to find out how much someon’s bail is, you will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s really easy if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t take a check. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes charge a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in most cases require that they use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Shawano County Jail

Have you ever had to find a bondsman either for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, 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
  • 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 includes these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • You will answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, home address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone in order to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If so, please share your experience so others can benefit from your story. How long did you have to wait? Were you treated fairly? Can you share any secrets that could help other people that get arrested to get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you pay your bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process takes from 30 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge must figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, plan to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail, and tell an officer that you think there is a warrant out for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or your ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate must provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures change often, so review the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are a lot pricier than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls could be reduced or totally denied.

Phone Number: (715)526-7950

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You must not use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write the person’s name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and read by the jail staff, and the mail will get sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Shawano County Jail is:

Shawano County Jail
405 N. Main St.
Shawano, WI 54166

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Shawano County Jail
405 N. Main St.
Shawano, WI 54166


The inmate mail policy at Shawano County Jail changes frequently, so you should double check the the Shawano County Jail website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to have a friend or relative find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more detailed information on this subject, read: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as social workers. Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Shawano County court records are public records. Court records have a case file containing a docket and every documents in your case. You are able to access the records and documents in your court case using the online service, or at the Clerk’s office of the Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records and documents from your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your case, which include filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides on your court case. They do different tasks, such as setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about your background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Be sure to remember you are allowed to ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you may be immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To find this out you will have to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records on the website or you can call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is a warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Shawano County jail, by phone, in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, such as court orders. You can access civil process orders by going to the Shawano County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but keep in mind that you will not get the street address, rather the address block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a court case file containing a court docket and all filings and documents filed in your case. You can access the court records on the internet, or at the Shawano County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You are able to go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes, which can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally won’t see if someone has had:

  • Speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? How hard was it? Dis you do your search online or did you have to call the jail? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    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 Shawano County Jail is no fun, soon you will settle into the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. After 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 Shawano 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 Shawano 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 money to someone in jail at Shawano County Jail changes, so be sure to check the official Shawano County Jail site when you send money to an inmate 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 Shawano County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Shawano 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 Shawano 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 a prisoner in Shawano County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so other people can learn what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Shawano County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


    Click here to write your review of Shawano County Jail

    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? Did you get fair treatment? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

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

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