St. Croix County Jail – Hudson, WI

St. Croix County Jail is in St. Croix County, Wisconsin and is the primary jail for this county. Know someone locked up at St. Croix County Jail? This page gives you about everything you might want to know about St. Croix County Jail: How to locate an inmate at St. Croix County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Intake procedures. Court records. And much more…

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The chance of going to jail is a daunting and scary thought, not only for the person who gets arrested, but also that person’s family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to offer info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressful. If you have a specific question, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any tips or comments that would be beneficial to others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

St. Croix County Jail
1101 Carmichael Road
Hudson, WI 54016

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 715-386-4752
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to contact them?

Do you know a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you want to find out where they are?

To search who’s in jail at St. Croix County Jail you have to click on their link and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The St. Croix County Jail Inmate Locator is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount, and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you can get information about anyone booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate the information more quickly if you have their name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If your friend or family member may be in another county jail you can look here: Wisconsin County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, or jail booking picture, is a photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. They take one face photo and a side-view photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the mugshot, and they will be stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots can be found on the website, or you can see them in person at the St. Croix County Jail. When viewing online you will have to enter the inmate’s full name, and a booking date.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to have your mugshot removed from the St. Croix County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. You need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many 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, once you are in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, a bail amount is determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you have to stay in jail until your trial.

If you do bail out you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until then you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Typically, a prisoner in the St. Croix County Jail are given early release in exchange for good behavior if they don’t break the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. Either you will have to go back to the jail at the end of the day after work, or you may have the chance to move into a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you are required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. You will have to pay 10% of the amount set so you are able to get out of jail. If you don’t show up for court, 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 have to call the jail. If you’ve got the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also find out how much their bail is online.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but thankfully, it’s really easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to know if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the person will be released into your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually charge a minimum charge of $100. This will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will request to use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

You can find a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in St. Croix County

Have you ever used a bail bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, 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
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Released on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
  • You must answer a number of questions, like your full name, address, birth date and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken away from you and stored until you are released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process may take from 10 minutes to all day long. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get released. Also, how fast you get released will depend on if you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge needs to figure out how much your bail will be. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to get discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to start a jail sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and let them know that think that there is a warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if you do, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail 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 to report. Be sure to only bring allowed items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates have to give each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitor’s names will be put into a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. All visitors will have to provide proof of identification. Visitors showing up late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies change often, so we suggest that you double-check the official St. Croix County Jail jail site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on 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 you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the rules, your ability to use the phone might get cut back or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: 715-386-4752

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of delivery. You should print the name, inmate ID number, and jail address on the envelope. Do not mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and examined by staff, and the mail will be returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at St. Croix County Jail:

St. Croix County Jail
1101 Carmichael Road
Hudson, WI 54016

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
St. Croix County Jail
1101 Carmichael Road
Hudson, WI 54016


The mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to visit the site before you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have rights, one of these being the right to request an attorney. You are only allowed to make so many phone calls in jail, so it is a good idea to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need an attorney’ You can represent yourself if you really want to, but, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the court system in your county. The faster you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, go to: How to Find an Attorney in St. Croix County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. You will be reassured to know that Public Defenders are real lawyers, members of the Wisconsin State Bar and are legally licensed to handle your case.

Have you ever had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

St. Croix County court records are a matter of public record. They have a case file with a docket sheet and each of the documents filed in the case. You can access the records and documents in your court case via the internet service, or at the St. Croix County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The St. Croix County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath for any court participant who must be under oath, and also read the jury’s verdict. All court records from your court case are kept and available to you at St. Croix County Clerk of Court office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are all costs associated with your case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The St. Croix County magistrate acts as the judge who presides on your case. Magistrates are judges that do different tasks, which include setting bail amounts, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate will take into consideration when determining a sentence. Information and personal details will be solicited from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Don’t forget you are allowed to ask to have your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before you are sentenced, and make sure that you correct any mistakes that it contains.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. There are a number of different options, including community service, house arrest, and probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve out your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if some you know is currently in jail, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty simple to do, just you need to visit the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the St. Croix County court website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the St. Croix County jail, either by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and the information is available to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when you get served with legal papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders have to be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You are able to view these offenders online, but remember that you will not get the precise address, but rather the address block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket and any of the documents filed in your court case. You are able to access the court records on the website, or at the St. Croix County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal background. These online databases are linked together and you can track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to the St. Croix County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you can find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for crimes, which include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft, breaking and entering.

During a criminal records search, usually will not find if someone has had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get driving histories, you will have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? How hard was it? Was your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the St. Croix County courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In St. Croix County, the St. Croix 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 getting locked up in the St. Croix County jail is quite unpleasant, eventually you will settle into the daily routine. Expect an alarm to wake up every morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. When you finish 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 St. Croix 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 St. Croix 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 St. Croix County Jail inmates is always changing, so be sure to review the official St. Croix County Jail site 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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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at St. Croix County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the St. Croix 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 St. Croix 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 Driver’s 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 a prisoner at St. Croix County Jail? Do you know anybody there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to write in what you write:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Jail gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has a story to tell. Why’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What about the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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