Burnett County Jail – Siren, WI

Burnett County Jail is in Burnett County and is the main correctional facility for the county. Know someone locked up at Burnett County Jail? This site gives you info about everything one might want to know about Burnett County Jail,like the following: Find out who’s in jail at Burnett County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a scary and daunting prospect, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give information and tips you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Burnett County Jail
7410 County Road K
Siren, WI 54872

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (715) 349-2128
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out what jail they’re in?

To find out who is in jail at Burnett County Jail you will need to navigate to their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Burnett County Jail Inmate Roster has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can get info for anyone arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get the information more quickly if you’ve got your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member is incarcerated at a different jail you can check our Wisconsin county jail guide: Other Jails in Wisconsin


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is the photograph that the jail takes during jail intake processing. A mugshot is actually two photos one full face and a side photo. Your full name and jail ID number will be on the mugshot, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the Burnett County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Burnett County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you will need to put in the inmate’s name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot taken down from the Burnett County Jail website? This is difficult, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

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


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you are in jail, your main thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, a bail amount will be determined by a special judge called a magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you are required to promise to show up for court, and until that day you will not be permitted to go out of town.

In most cases, prisoners at Burnett County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and conduct themselves properly while in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to jail each day after work, or you may be permitted to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you have to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to pay 10 percent of the total amount that was determined in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to court, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but most of the time, it’s easy. First of all, you have to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. 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 accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should look into the services of a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your personal assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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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
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • The first step is that you must answer a number of questions, like your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell your story so other people can learn from your experience. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Can you tell us tips that could help others make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged can take from 30 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you can get released from jail. It also can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a cash bond or if a judge must figure out the bail amount. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the release date, plan to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail processing area, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you are not late. Only bring approved items when you go to jail, such as your drivers license or your ID, prescription medication, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give the name and date of birth of each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will go in a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors has to provide identification. Any visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Burnett County Jail change often, so it would be wise to visit the official jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . These phone calls are much 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 inmates should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, an inmate’s ability to use the phone may be limited or totally denied.

The Burnett County Jail phone number is: (715) 349-2128

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You must write the person’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates is opened and read by the jail officers, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Burnett County Jail:

Burnett County Jail
7410 County Road K
Siren, WI 54872

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Burnett County Jail
7410 County Road K
Siren, WI 54872


The Burnett County Jail mail policy can change, so review the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you have particular rights, and an important one is your right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure to have a friend or family member locate an attorney for you. You might be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and guide you through the criminal justice system. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find an attorney, click: 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’s Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts as well as case workers. All Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law as an agent of the court.

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

Court Records

Court records are public records. Court records have a file with a docket sheet and all documents and motions in the case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case using the Burnett County website, or by going to the Burnett County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Burnett County Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records associated with your court case are kept and available to you at Burnett County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Burnett County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your court case. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Keep in mind that you can request to get your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you must go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

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

To do so, you need to query the Burnett County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the website or you are able to call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Burnett County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered 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 view these listings on the internet, but you should know that you will not be able to find the street address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that includes a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your case. You can access the court records on the website, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Burnett County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. You must know which county the crime occured in, and if it was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

  • DUI or DWI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, in most cases will not be able to find out if they has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving records, you must do a driving history search.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your comments could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

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

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Burnett County jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the daily routine. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will be required to work in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. 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 Burnett 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 Burnett 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 people in jail could change, so it would be best to check the official website before 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Burnett County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Burnett 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 Burnett 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 been incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited someone at this jail?

    If so, then please tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so that others can find out what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your review:

    • Conditions in Burnett County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Did you experience fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell your story about Burnett County Jail

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