Marquette County Jail – Montello, WI

Marquette County Jail is in Marquette County, WI and is the jail for that county. Do you know someone locked up in Marquette County Jail? This guide tells you information about everything you might need to know about Marquette County Jail,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Marquette County court information. And lots more.

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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for the person who goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to offer information and advice that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it, and also any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Marquette County Jail
67 W Park St
Montello, WI 53949

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 608-297-2115
Fax:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and need to find out where they are?

Do you know someone that’s been arrested and you want to find them?

In order to find out who is in jail at Marquette County Jail you will need to visit their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Search

The Marquette County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in custody, including status, bail amount (if applicable), and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information on anyone who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can find their inmate information quicker if you enter the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be at a different jail you will want to check the other Wisconsin county jails in our Wisconsin County Jail Guide: List of all jails in Wisconsin


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is a picture that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one and a side photo. Your name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Marquette County Jail inmates can be viewed online, or you can go in person to the Marquette County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the name, and a booking date, if you know it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Marquette County Jail website? This may not be possible, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

For a more indepth article about getting your mugshot removed, the different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, if you’re in jail, your main thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, your bail will be set using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that date you won’t be permitted to go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner in the Marquette County Jail will be given time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will either have to stay the jail each day when you’re finished working, or you could be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you will have to pay depends on how serious your crime is. You will have to pay ten percent of the total that was determined in order to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for court, that person will lose all of the bail 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, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Marquette County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but usually, it is easy if you have the money. First of all, figure out if it is a “Cash Bond Only”. 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 take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and in most cases with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman might use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.

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

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes each of these steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You must answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • All personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you will be allowed to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be discharged from jail. This process may take between 15 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. Also, it depends on whether you have a cash bond or if a judge needs to decide on the amount of bail to be set. For a minor charge, you will be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, expect to be released between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the police have a, or if you must start your sentence, you really should 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 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 you have one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report at the time and date that the sentence order states. Make sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Only bring things that are allowed when you go, like your drivers license or photo ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate need to list each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an Authorized visit. Each and every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Marquette County Jail visitation procedures change often, so we suggest that you check the jail site before you go.

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 . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than regular phone calls. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you break the jail rules, phone calls might get reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 608-297-2115

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using the actual US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly print the person’s name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t mail a package, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by the staff, and will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Marquette County Jail:

Marquette County Jail
67 W Park St
Montello, WI 53949

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Marquette County Jail
67 W Park St
Montello, WI 53949


The mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you review the official website before you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, the most important of which is the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is a good idea to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the criminal justice system in Marquette County. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. The Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are actual lawyers that are admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar Association and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

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

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court case records using the Marquette County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Marquette County Clerk of Court is an officer of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for all court participants, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records and documents associated with your court case are kept at the Marquette County Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Marquette County court magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and presiding over preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will consider when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, their family, and, if applicable, the victim of the crime. Be sure to remember you can ask to have your own copy of this report before sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, which include community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you must to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?

You can you will have to access the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the court records online or you are able to call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should know that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be 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 Marquette County jail, on the phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, which can be a court order. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are listed and registered on either a national or 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 or kidnapping crime. You are able to view this information online, but bear in mind that you will not be able to get the exact address, rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of someone’s criminal past. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. You must know which county the crime occured in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you will be able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t be able to see if someone has had:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Marquette County courthouse? Was the information correct? There are lots of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Marquette County,the Marquette 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

    Just the thought of getting locked up in the Marquette County jail is quite unpleasant, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. All inmates get an alarm for wake-up each morning at 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Marquette 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 Marquette 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 Marquette County Jail inmates can change, so you should review the site before you send money to an inmate.

    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 Marquette County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Marquette 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 Marquette 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 incarcerated at Marquette County Jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at Marquette County Jail?

    If yes, then please tell us about it. Write down your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

    What to write in what you write:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did going to jail affect your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you need to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Throw a shout out to them here.

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