Trempealeau County Jail – Whitehall, WI

Trempealeau County Jail is in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin and is the primary jail for that county. Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Trempealeau County Jail? This site gives you info about everything one might want to know about Trempealeau County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Trempealeau County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Trempealeau County Jail intake procedures. Trempealeau County court information. And much, much more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary situation, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. The purpose of this guide is to give you all the info you need to make helping someone get out of jail easier. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that could help other people in the same situation is appreciated.

General Information

Address

Trempealeau County Jail
36245 Main Street
Whitehall, WI 54773

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 715- 538-2311
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Do you know a friend or family member who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Trempealeau County Jail you will have to click on their web site and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Trempealeau County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes custody status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also get the same information for anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by last name. You can find their inmate information quicker if you’ve got their full name, birth date, or inmate ID.

If your friend or family member may be in another jail you will want to check our Wisconsin county jail guide: Wisconsin County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is the picture that the police take during jail intake processing. They will take one full face and a side photo. Your name and jail booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Trempealeau County Jail prisoners can be found on the Trempealeau County Jail website, or you can view them at the Trempealeau County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to put in the prisoner’s name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot taken down from the Trempealeau County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is 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, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail will be set by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might 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 are released from jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and until then you won’t be allowed to leave the area.

Usually, inmates are given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might get to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to pay ten percent of the total set in order to get out of jail. If you fail to show up for your scheduled court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, such as 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 on the Trempealeau County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but usually, its really easy. To start with, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you will not be able to use the services of a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail will not accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond.

You can find a local bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever hired a bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If so, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • The first step is that you will answer some basic questions, such as your full name, address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will then be allowed to use the telephone to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any tips that could help others make it through jail processing?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the faster you will get released. It also can depend on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge has to determine the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a discharge date, expect to get released in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If there is a, or if you must start your sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if so, you will be taken into custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring things that are allowed with you, such as your drivers license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will go into a log of approved visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. Each and every visitor has to provide proof of identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so review the jail site before go to the jail to 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 typically more expensive than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, phone privileges might get reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: 715- 538-2311

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You should write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail is opened and examined and read by the officers at the jail, and will get sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Trempealeau County Jail is:

Trempealeau County Jail
36245 Main Street
Whitehall, WI 54773

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Trempealeau County Jail
36245 Main Street
Whitehall, WI 54773


The Trempealeau County Jail inmate mail policy changes often, so you should check the official Trempealeau County Jail site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call. You might be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, look after your best interests and show you the way through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better.

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

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social case workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the Wisconsin State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law in Wisconsin.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You, and anyone else, can access court records via the website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member 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 read the jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your court case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Trempealeau County magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case. They do different tasks, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to get a copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and 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. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service, house arrest, 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 that you are supposed to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out just visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the court records on the Trempealeau County court website or you are able to call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Trempealeau County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to view these listings on the website, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the actual address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any filings and documents filed in the case. You are able to access your court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Trempealeau County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to the Trempealeau County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

A criminal history search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for these crimes:

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

When you do a criminal history search, usually will not see if someone has had any:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this information, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you call the Trempealeau County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story might make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Trempealeau County,the Trempealeau County Sheriff keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Trempealeau County jail is very scary, you will soon get used to the daily routine there. You should expect a wake-up alarm each morning at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will be required to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Trempealeau 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 Trempealeau 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 money to Trempealeau County Jail inmates could change, so be sure to double check the the Trempealeau County Jail 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

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Trempealeau County Jail

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

    • 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 spent any time at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If so, then please write a review about it. Write down your experience so that others will know what to expect.

    What to put in your review:

    • Conditions in Trempealeau County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everyone’s who has been put in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. How’d you get locked up? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to tell your story about Trempealeau County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Do you want to find out how to get in touch with someone from jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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