Florence County Jail – Florence, WI

Florence County Jail is in Florence County, Wisconsin and is the correctional facility for that county. Do you know somebody at Florence County Jail? This site will tell you all about everything you might need to know about Florence County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Florence County Jail? Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Booking and intake procedures. Florence County court information. And much more…

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is meant to give you information that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any comments or feedback that would be beneficial to other people in the same situation will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Florence County Jail
P.O. Box 678
Florence, WI 54121

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (715) 528-3346
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a friend or family member that is incarcerated and want to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to locate them?

In order to look up who’s in jail at Florence County Jail you should navigate to their website and use the inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Florence County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested, including status, bail amount, and times you can visit. Also, you can find the same information about anyone processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate the information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you’re searching for is incarcerated at a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Wisconsin jails: Wisconsin County Jails Directory


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking picture, is a photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. They will take one and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the photos, and they are stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshotes of Florence County Jail prisoners can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Florence County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you need to input the inmate’s legal name, and a booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Need to know how to get your mugshot erased from the Florence County Jail website? This will be difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. What this means is that the record of your arrest 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.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you are arrested and put in jail, your only thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, your bail is set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this may mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you must remain in jail until your trial.

If you are are released you will have to agree to go to your court date, and you are not permitted to leave the area.

Usually, prisoners at Florence County Jail will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to jail every day after work, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to put up ten percent of the total that was determined so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t go to your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

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

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its easy. First, figure out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If so, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they will not take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

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

To find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Florence 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
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will answer a bunch of questions, like your full legal name, your address, birth date and an emergency contact person.
  • You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to make a phone call in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail will take from 10 minutes to quite a few hours. In other words the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will be released. It also will depend on if you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be discharged between 9am and noon.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, you really should follow the rules and turn yourself into the authorities. If you have a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and let them know that you think there may be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if you do, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Ensure that you are not late. Be sure to only bring required items when you go, for example a driver’s license or 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 must list each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitor’s information will go in a Visiting log for the inmate. Every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that gets to visitation or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Florence County Jail are always changing, so check the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . These phone calls are usually more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls could be reduced or forbidden.

Phone Number: (715) 528-3346

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You must write the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail received by the jail gets opened and read and inspected by the jail administration, and will be sent back to the person who mailed it if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

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

Florence County Jail
P.O. Box 678
Florence, WI 54121

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Florence County Jail
P.O. Box 678
Florence, WI 54121


The Florence County Jail mail policy can change, so it would be best to check the site before you send a letter.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you get arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the most important of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so make sure you get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney can advise you of your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more information about this, go to: How to Find an Attorney in Florence County

Public Defender

If you can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender has access to private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide lawyers, admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar Association and are completely licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. They are comprised of a case file containing a docket sheet and every documents in your case. You are able to access your court records using the Florence County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath when court is in session, and read the jury’s verdict. All court records associated with your case are maintained at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges from your court case, which include filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

The Florence County magistrate is the person that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates do different functions, like setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is prepared with information about the defendant’s background and details of the defendant’s life history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you should request to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you must go to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?

This is pretty simple to do, just you should access the Florence County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

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

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants inquiry online or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, 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 their arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, go there in person, or check online. An arrest is in the public record and this is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

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

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a court case file that includes a court docket and any documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state keeps a record of their state citizen’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a totally different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.

A criminal history search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for these crimes:

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

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to see if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of 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 easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has their list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Florence County,The Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that being incarcerated in Florence County Jail is very scary, you will soon become accustomed to the daily routine. Prisoners get an alarm for wake-up at 6am, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then have breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Florence 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 Florence County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send money to inmates at Florence County Jail is likely to change, so be sure to double check the official website when you send any funds.

    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 Florence County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Florence 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 Florence 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:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If yes, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in your comment:

    • Conditions in Florence County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Commissary and food
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. Why’d you get arrested? Were you mistreated? What was your daily routine in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Want to reconnect with an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Write your message below.

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  1. It would be nice to have a less expensive way for inmates to call loved ones. Securus charges a fortune.

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