Walworth County Jail – Elkhorn, WI

Walworth County Jail is located in Walworth County, WI and is the main jail for that county. Do you know somebody in Walworth County Jail? This page will tell you information about anything one might want to know about Walworth County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures. Walworth County court information. And more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressfull thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to offer information that you need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and please leave any feedback or comments that would be a benefit to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Walworth County Jail
1770 County Road Nn, P.O. Box 1004
Elkhorn, WI 53121

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 262-741-4400
Fax Number:

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

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

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To see who is in jail at Walworth County Jail you should click on their link and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Lookup

The Walworth County Jail Inmate List is an online list of persons who have been arrested, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can get the same information about anybody who has been arrested or discharged in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for might be incarcerated at a different jail you should check our Wisconsin county jail guide: Other Jails in Wisconsin


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake photo, is a photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your full name and jail booking number will be on the photos, and they are kept on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Walworth County Jail prisoners can be found online, or you can view them at the Walworth County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input the prisoner’s first and last name, and an arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Walworth County Jail website? This can be tricky, because the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, if you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you are released from jail you are required to agree to show up for court, and until that day you can’t leave the area.

Usually, an inmate can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance 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 be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the seriousness of your crime. You or someone you know will have to put up 10% of the amount that was set so you are able to get out of jail. If you miss court, the person that 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 Walworth County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll tell you how much their bail is. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Walworth County Jail site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but thankfully, it is easy. First, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a personal check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. 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 can’t afford it, you will need to use a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and bondsmen usually only accept cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will in most cases use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To contact a bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, 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
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure is made up of each of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
  • Firstly, you will answer some basic questions, like what is your legal name, home address, birthdate and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will be allowed to use the phone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell your story. How long did it take? What was you treatment like? Can you share any secrets that could help others get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process takes anywhere from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will be released. Also, it depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if a magistrate has to figure out your bail amount. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, you should plan to get discharged in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is highly advisable that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. For a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell the intake officer 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 there is one, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items when you turn yourself in, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be entered in the visitors log for the inmate. All visitors has to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors showing up late or that does not have a visting order will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Walworth County Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the official jail site before you go.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about 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, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated altogether.

Phone Number: 262-741-4400

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to write the inmate’s name, prisoner number, and jail address on the letter that you send. Do not mail a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail is opened and examined and read by staff, and the mail will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

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

Walworth County Jail
1770 County Road Nn, P.O. Box 1004
Elkhorn, WI 53121

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Walworth County Jail
1770 County Road Nn, P.O. Box 1004
Elkhorn, WI 53121


The Walworth County Jail mail policy can change, so you should review the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you still have rights, one of these being your right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or relative find an attorney when you call them. 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 can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you understand the legal system. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better.

For more detailed information on this, read: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. The Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are licensed attorneys who are admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar Association and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

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

Walworth County court records are a matter of public record. They include a court case file with a sheet called a docket sheet and all motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case with the internet service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages access to court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records related to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the fees and charges from your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Walworth County magistrate is the person that presides on your case. They do a number of things, like setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life history, which the magistrate judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be collected from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to request to get your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you might get immediately taken into custody, or given a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you will have to visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • The inmate’s name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can also call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants inquiry on the Walworth County court website or call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

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

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see sex offenders online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the street address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that contains a court docket and any of the documents filed in the case. You can access your court records on their website, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are all connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and inquire, or check the website. It helps to know the county, and in the event that the crime was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for these crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you generally won’t be able to see if they had:

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

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you search online or did you call the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Walworth County,the Walworth County 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 being incarcerated in the Walworth County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you. Expect a wake-up alarm at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following 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 Walworth 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 Walworth 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 process for sending money to people in jail is likely to change, so be sure to double check the official website when 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

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    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Walworth County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Walworth 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 Walworth 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 locked up at this jail? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?

    If so, then please write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others will know what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions in Walworth County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Are you trying to get in touch with somebody you met when you were locked up? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

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