Calumet County Jail – Chilton, WI

Calumet County Jail is located in Calumet County and is the jail for this region. Are you looking for someone at Calumet County Jail? This guide will tell you info about anything you might want to know about Calumet County Jail: How to locate an inmate at Calumet County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer information that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have a specific question, just ask it, and any feedback or comments that might be a benefit to others would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Calumet County Jail
206 Court St
Chilton, WI 53014

Phone Number and Fax Number

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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 a friend or family member that has been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

To search who’s in jail at Calumet County Jail you will have to navigate to their website and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Calumet County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including current status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. You can get information about anyone arrested and processed or discharged within the past 24 hours. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate the information faster if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member might be at another county jail you can check the other Wisconsin county jails in our Wisconsin County Jail Guide: Wisconsin County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a booking photo, is the photograph taken by the police when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they’re on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Calumet County Jail inmates can be seen on the Calumet County Jail website, or you can view them at the Calumet County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input the prisoner’s name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to have your mugshot erased from the Calumet County Jail website? This will be difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

Read our indepth tutorial about getting your mugshot taken down, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Once you are locked up, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are are released you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Usually, prisoners at Calumet County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to go back to jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to move into a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Your bail is money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until your trial. The amount of bail that is set is dictated by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever paid your bail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but in some cases, it is really easy if you have the money. First of all, you have to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Cash only – the jail can’t accept a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the person will be released to your care. 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 the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and is typically cash only. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Calumet County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • 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 intake process includes each of the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer a bunch of questions, like your full name, home address, date of birth and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will be given a jail jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail can take anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. Or, simply, the quicker you post bail, the faster you will get let go. Also, how fast you get released will depend on whether or not you have a cash bond amount or if the judge still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and know the release date, plan to be discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you must report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, and tell them that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if so, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the exact time and date that the sentence order states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go, like your drivers license or ID, prescription medication, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will go into a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Each visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so it would be wise to double-check the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are generally more costly than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when and how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone calls could be reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be mailed using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly print the inmate’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail will be opened and examined by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Calumet County Jail is:

Calumet County Jail
206 Court St
Chilton, WI 53014

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Calumet County Jail
206 Court St
Chilton, WI 53014


The mail policy at Calumet County Jail changes often, so it would be best to double check the official Calumet County Jail site 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 have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you through the criminal justice system in Calumet County. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.

For more detailed information on how to find a lawyer, click here: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar Association and are fully licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Calumet County court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records are comprised of a file with a docket sheet and all documents in the case. You are able to access your court case records via the Calumet County website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A 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 jury’s verdict. All records and documents related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

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

Magistrate

The Calumet County court magistrate is the judge who presides on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, which include setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing first court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the defendant’s background and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and in some cases the victim. Keep in mind you are able to request to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, and correct any inaccurate information.

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 either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be immediately taken into custody, or you could be given a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if someone is incarcerated in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to access the Calumet County jail website, and search by:

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

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

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

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Calumet County Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders have to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders online, but you should know that you will not be able to see the street address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a case file containing a court docket and any filings and documents filed in your court case. You are able to 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

Every state keeps a record of people’s criminal past. These state databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to county courthouse and check in person, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

During a criminal records search, you generally will not see if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are plenty of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Calumet County,the Calumet County Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Calumet County Jail is no fun, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will get breakfast. When you finish eating breakfast you will have 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 Calumet 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 Calumet 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 funds to people in jail changes, so you should visit the the Calumet County Jail website 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Calumet County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Calumet 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 Calumet 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 anybody there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Calumet County Jail?

    If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Write down what you experienced because others will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in your comment:

    • Conditions in Calumet County Jail.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Staff and guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Prisoner activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you get locked up? Did you get fair treatment? How was day to day life at Calumet County Jail? Were the other inmates cool? How did it affect you to go to jail?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Calumet County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Trying to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Throw a shout out to them here.

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