Kenosha County Jail – Kenosha, WI

Kenosha County Jail is in Kenosha County, Wisconsin and is the primary jail for that county. Know somebody locked up at Kenosha County Jail? This site gives you information about anything you might want to know about Kenosha County Jail,like the following: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information you need to make getting locked up less stressfull. If you have questions, just ask them, and please leave any comments or tips that could be beneficial to other people in the same situation would be welcome.

General Information

Address

Kenosha County Jail
1000 55Th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 262-605-5100
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member in jail and need to locate them?

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

In order to search who’s in jail at Kenosha County Jail you will need to go to their website and do an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Kenosha County Jail Inmate Lookup is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including custody status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. Also, you are able to find the same information on anyone arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information more quickly if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you can check the other Wisconsin county jails in our Wisconsin County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Wisconsin


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photograph, is a photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one face photo and a side photo. Your full name and booking number will be on the photos, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Kenosha County Jail prisoners can be searched on the website, or you can go in person to the Kenosha County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to put in the first and last name, and the booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot removed from the Kenosha County Jail website? This is difficult, as the mugshot is public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, 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, your bail amount will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to go to your court date, and you are not allowed to leave the county.

In most cases, a prisoner at Kenosha County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to return to jail at the end of the day after work, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you have to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set in order to be released. If you miss your court appearance, that person will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail. If know the person’s information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Kenosha County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but usually, it is really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Cash only – the jail will not take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released to your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you’ll get the bail money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of total bail, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. This is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman might require that they use your assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

If you need a bail bondsman go to: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through 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 a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged takes between 15 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. It also can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if a judge still needs to figure out how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a discharge date, expect to be discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and tell them that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Just bring required items when you turn yourself in, like your drivers license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail. Your visitor’s names will be put in the log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor has to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Kenosha County Jail can change, so you should check the official site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are much pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted 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 jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.

Phone Number: 262-605-5100

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent via the US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding or insulation, bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates is opened and read by staff, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Kenosha County Jail is:

Kenosha County Jail
1000 55Th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Kenosha County Jail
1000 55Th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140


The inmate mail policy at Kenosha County Jail is always changing, so you should visit the site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so you would be wise to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your case, the better your chances.

To read more about this subject, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys, admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar Association and are licensed to handle your case.

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

Court Records

Kenosha County court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court records with the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that maintains court records and controls access to them. They also administer the oath when court is in session, and also read the verdict when delivered by the jury. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees associated with your court 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 Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Kenosha County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do different tasks, like deciding a bail amount, issuing arrest warrants, and presiding over first court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the judge will review when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you can ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, ranging from 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 taken into custody, right there in court, or you could get a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

You can you need to go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or you can call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Kenosha County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You can access sex offenders on the website, but you should know that you will not be able to get the street address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a court docket and all documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Kenosha County Clerk of Court office in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from any other state. Go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t learn if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this information, you will have to do a driving history search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the local courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your feedback might help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI keeps a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Kenosha County,the Kenosha County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Kenosha County jail is something you wish you could avoid, soon you will get used to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at about 6am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required 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 Kenosha 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 Kenosha 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 visit the the Kenosha County Jail website before send money to someone in jail 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 Kenosha County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Kenosha 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 Kenosha 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 at this jail? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write down your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you could put in your review:

    • Conditions in Kenosha County Jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story about it. Why were you locked up? Did you get fair treatment? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Kenosha County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to talk to a person you met in jail? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

    Say wassup to people still locked up at Kenosha County Jail


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