Racine County Jail is in Racine County, Wisconsin and is the primary jail for that area. Know somebody at Racine County Jail? This page tells you about everything you might need to know about Racine County Jail,like: How to do a jail inmate search. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. How to post bail. Intake procedures and booking. Racine County court information. And everything else.
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The prospect of going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer advice and information you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that might help others will be welcome.
Racine County Jail
717 Wisconsin Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 262-636-3822
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you know someone in jail and don’t know how to contact them?
Has somebody that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?
In order to find out who is in jail at Racine County Jail you need to navigate to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.
The Racine County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and visiting hours. You can also get the same information on anybody processed or discharged within the last 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information faster if you’ve got your friend or family member’s name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If the inmate you are looking for may be locked up at a different jail you should look here: Wisconsin County Jails
A mugshot, or booking picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They take one face photo and a profile picture. Your full name and intake number will appear on the mugshot, and they will be stored.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested are on the website, or you can see them at the Racine County Jail. When viewing online you need to input their first and last name, and a booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the Racine County Jail website? This can be tricky, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot removed you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Naturally, once you are locked up, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount will be set by the magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you are released from jail you will have to promise to be there for your court date, and until then you won’t be permitted to leave the county.
Usually, an inmate in the Racine County Jail will be given time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while in jail.
If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to return to the jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may have the chance to sleep in a halfway house instead of living at the jail.
Your bail is how much money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. You will have to pay to the courts 10 percent of the total amount that was determined before you can get out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail will lose that 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 will need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If you have all the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also see the bail amount on the Racine County Jail site.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you can’t get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not accept a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the prisoner will be released. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. They will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually charge a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually ask to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.
To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Released For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure is made up of the following steps:
- They’ll put you in a holding cell. When the jail is busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you have to answer a number of questions, like what is your legal name, street address, birth date and a contact person.
- You will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
- You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
- You will be fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
- They will let you use the telephone so you can talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.
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When you finally post bail, you will get released from jail. Getting discharged from jail takes anywhere between 30 minutes to quite a few hours. In simple terms, the faster you post bail, the sooner you will get let go. It also can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge must determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and are given a release date, you should expect to be released in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If there is a, or if you have to start a jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that believe that there could be a warrant for your arrest. They will do a record check, and if they verify that there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail 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. Make sure that you only bring necessary items when you go, such as your driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a official sentencing order.
To have visitors, you need to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be put in a log of visitors for the inmate that requested the visitor. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so you should visit the official Racine County Jail jail site before you try to visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. There is no limit to when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, 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, phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.
The Racine County Jail phone number is: 262-636-3822
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of mail delivery. Clearly write the name, inmate ID, and jail address on the envelope. Don’t send a box or package, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected by the staff, and the mail will get sent back to the person who mailed it if deemed inappropriate.
Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Racine County Jail:
Racine County Jail
717 Wisconsin Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Racine County Jail
717 Wisconsin Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
The mail policy at Racine County Jail is always changing, so you should double check the the Racine County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
When you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you call. You may be asking yourself ‘why do I need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and help you understand the criminal justice system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.
For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, visit: How to Find an Attorney in Racine County
If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by private investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in Wisconsin.
Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every documents that have been filed in your case. You, and anyone else, can access the records and documents in your court case via the Racine County website, or by going to the Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Racine County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages the records. They also administer the oath for all court participants, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence related to your court case are maintained at the Racine County Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges associated with your case, for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The Racine County magistrate acts as the judge that rules over your case. Magistrates are judges that do several different things, such as setting bail, issuing warrants, and presiding over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is completed with information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the defendant, their family, and if necessary the victim. Bear in mind you are allowed to request to get a copy of the pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you can correct any mistakes that it contains.
After you are convicted of a crime, 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 incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be locked up immediately, or given a date that you must report to jail to do your time.
Do you want to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated, or has been an inmate in the past?
This is pretty simple to do, just you need to query the jail website and do an inmate search, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or jail ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.
If you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can check the arrest warrants on the website or you are able to call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Racine County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.
Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like court orders. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to find the exact address, just the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. These records include a case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the documents filed in your court case. You can access court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each state maintains records of a person’s criminal history. These databases are connected so you can track criminal convictions from another state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug Possession.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes like assault or murder.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually will not be able to find out if they have had any infractions like moving violations:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Minor infractions or moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- 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 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.
- Conditions in Racine County Jail.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Guards and staff
- Commissary and food
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates – what are they like?
- Prisoner safety
- Activities and programs
To search for driving histories, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you have to call the local courthouse? Was it correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account may help other people that are in the same situation.
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The FBI has their list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Racine County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of spending time in the Racine County jail is something you wish you could avoid, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Prisoners get a wake-up alarm at 6:00AM, and next they’ll do roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. After breakfast, you will have 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 Racine 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 Racine 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 Racine County Jail inmates might change, so it would be best to check the official Racine County Jail site before you send money to an inmate there.
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.
News and Media
Photos / Pictures
Types of Jobs at Racine County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Racine 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.
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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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.
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.
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 an inmate in this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?
If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write down your jail experience so that others will know what to expect.
Things you could write in your comment:
Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has a story to tell. How’d you end up in jail? Did you get fair treatment? What happened to you while you were locked up? Were the other inmates cool? How did getting locked up affect your life?
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Send a Message to Your Cell Mate
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