Jackson County Jail is in Jackson County, WI and is the jail for the county. Do you know somebody in Jackson County Jail? This page tells you info about everything a person needs to know about Jackson County Jail,like the following: Learn how to locate an inmate. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Booking and intake procedures. Jackson County court information. And much, much more.
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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary idea, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice you need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it, and any feedback or comments that might be beneficial to other people in the same situation is much appreciated.
Jackson County Jail
30 N. 3Rd Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 715-284-5357
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a friend or family member that is in jail and want to contact them?
Do you know a friend or family member who has been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
To find out who’s in jail at Jackson County Jail you have to click on their website and use the inmate lookup.
The Jackson County Jail Inmate List has information on people who are in jail, which includes status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get the same information for anybody booked or released in the last 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to locate the information fast if you enter their name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If the person you are looking for might be in a different jail you will want to look here: List of all county jails in Wisconsin
A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photo, is the photo that the police take when you get processed at jail intake. A mugshot is actually one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your full name and booking number will be on the pictures, and they will be on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Jackson County Jail inmates can be viewed on the Jackson County Jail website, or you can see them in person at the Jackson County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you have to enter the person’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot erased from the Jackson County Jail website? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is public record. You need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that your arrest record will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
If you are locked up, your primary thought is about how to get out. After you’ve been booked, a bail amount will be decided either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this may mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.
If you are released you will have to promise to show up for court, and until that date you are not permitted to go out of town.
In most cases, a prisoner at Jackson County Jail are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while incarcerated.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.
Bail is money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount is determined by the crime you’ve been charged with. You will need to pay to the courts ten percent of the total set in order for you to get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
You need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the Jackson County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If so, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum charge of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman may use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Out on House Arrest
- Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process is made up of each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you will have to answer some questions, such as what your legal name is, home address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
- Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will get your mugshot taken.
- All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
- You will then be allowed to make a phone call to contact a family member, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, they will let you keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will have to wear a jail jumpsuit.
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Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged from jail may take from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In simple terms, the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will be freed. It also can depend on if you’ve got a cash bond or if the judge needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For a minor offense, you will get booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, plan to be released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
out against you, or if you need to start a jail sentence, you should follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. For a warrant, go down to the jail, in the reception area, and tell an officer that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that you have one, they will take you into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring things that are allowed with you, for example a driver’s license or even your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will go in the visitors log for the inmate that requested the visitor. Every visitor must provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so it would be wise to visit the jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. These phone calls are generally more expensive than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Jackson County Jail phone number is: 715-284-5357
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must print the name, inmate ID, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Do not mail anything in a package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail is opened and inspected by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if it can’t be delivered.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Jackson County Jail is:
Jackson County Jail
30 N. 3Rd Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Jackson County Jail
30 N. 3Rd Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615
The inmate mail policy at Jackson County Jail is always changing, so it would be best to double check the the Jackson County Jail website before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have rights, the most important of which is the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you call them. You might be thinking ‘I don’t have to get a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you navigate through the complicated court system in Jackson County. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better your chances.
For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, read: How to Find a Lawyer in Jackson County
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford an attorney, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys who are admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar Association and are fully licensed to represent you in court and practice law.
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All court records are public records. Court records include a file containing a docket sheet and all documents and motions filed in the course of your case. You have the ability to access your court case records with the Jackson County website, or at the Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Jackson County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your court case are held at Jackson County Clerk of Court office.
Court costs and court fees are the costs associated with your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a Public Defender, you may not have to pay them.
A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your case. They do different functions, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court hearings and detention hearings.
A pre-sentencing report is prepared to include background information and information about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when decide your sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and if necessary the victim. Remember you are allowed to request to receive your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you get the chance to go over it and correct any mistakes in it.
After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, ranging from community service to 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 will either be immediately taken into custody, or you could receive a date to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.
Do you need to find out if someone is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?
To do so, just visit the jail’s website, and search using:
- Their name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you should call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Jackson County court website or call the jail directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the Jackson County jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.
Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see these offenders online, but you should know that you can’t get the exact address, but rather the address block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket and all of the documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at the Jackson County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and check in person or you can check the website. It helps to know the county, and if it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:
- Drug Possession.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t be able to see if that person has had:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- Moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail layout and facility
- Guards and jail staff
- Jail food and commissary
- Other Inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Activities and programs
To get driving records, you have to do a driving records search.
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Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Jackson County, the Jackson County Sheriff maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that spending time in Jackson County Jail is no fun, in time you will settle into the daily routine. You will get a wake-up alarm every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. Then you will have breakfast. After breakfast, participate in the work program or other activity that you are assigned. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.
Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Jackson County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Jackson 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 funds to people in jail is likely to change, so we suggest that you check the official Jackson County Jail site before you send money to an inmate.
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.
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.
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.
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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Types of Jobs at Jackson County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Jackson 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.
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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.
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Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Reviews of this Jail
Have you ever been locked up in Jackson County Jail? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited a prisoner in this jail?
If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
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