Taylor County Jail is located in Taylor County, WI and is the jail for that county. Are you looking for someone locked up in Taylor County Jail? This page will tell you about everything you might need to know about Taylor County Jail,like: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures. Taylor County court information. And much, much more.
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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressful thought, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The goal of this guide is to offer advice and information that you need to make getting locked up less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or tips that would help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.
Taylor County Jail
224 South Second Street
Medford, WI 54451
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 715.748.1431
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend in jail and want to find them?
Has a friend or family member that has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?
To see who is in jail at Taylor County Jail you will need to click on their web site and perform an inmate search.
The Taylor County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in custody, which includes status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can find info for anyone who has been arrested or released within the last 24 hours. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to find the information faster if you have the arrestee’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.
If your friend or family member could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you should look here, too: Wisconsin County Jails Listing
A mugshot, or jail intake photograph, is the photo that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a side-view photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the pictures, and they are stored at the jail.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Taylor County Jail. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to input the inmate’s first and last 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 taken off of the Taylor County Jail website? This is difficult, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. Basically, this means 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 getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
If you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail will be determined either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until then you are required not to travel out of the county.
Usually, inmates will earn an early release in exchange for good behavior when they follow the rules and area a good inmate while locked up.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to do work release. You will either have to stay jail each day when you’re finished at your job, or you could have the chance to move into a halfway house when you are not working.
Bail is money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until your court date. The amount you have to pay all depends on the crime you’ve been charged with. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total set so you are able to be released from jail. If you fail to show up for your court date, whoever put up your bail money will not get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s information, like name, address and date of birth, they will be able to let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Taylor County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, its really easy. First of all, find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate 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 amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you might need to use a bail bondsman. They generally have a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total bail amount, and usually with a minimum fee of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bail bondsman might ask to use your assets as collateral.
You can find a bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Taylor County Jail
Have you ever had to use a Bail Bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please share your experience in a comment below, and let us know how it worked out.
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release
- Time Served
- Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake procedure takes you through each of the following steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you may not be processed immediately.
- Firstly, you must answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, street address, birth date and an emergency contact.
- They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
- You will be issued an inmate ID number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
- You will then be allowed to make a telephone call in order to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be allowed to wear your street clothes, if not you will be given a jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell our readers about your experience. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you share any secrets that might help others make it through jail intake?
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When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day. In other words the faster you post bail, the quicker you can get released from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you have a bond amount or if the magistrate must determine your bail amount. For minor charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to get released between 9am and noon.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go to the jail reception area, and tell someone that think that there is an outstanding 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 they find one, you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go down to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you aren’t late. Just bring necessary items with you, for example your driver’s license or even ID, prescription medication, and the copy of the sentencing order.
In order to have visitors, inmates must list each visitor’s name to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go in the log for the requesting inmate. All visitors must provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Visitors that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures are always changing, so we suggest that you review the jail site before you 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 . Phone calls made in jail are much pricier than regular phone calls. There is no limit to when and how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that you are just one of many people who want to talk to their loved ones. If you break the jail rules, your ability to use the phone might get reduced or forbidden completely.
Phone Number: 715.748.1431
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back to the person who mailed it if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Taylor County Jail is:
Taylor County Jail
224 South Second Street
Medford, WI 54451
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Taylor County Jail
224 South Second Street
Medford, WI 54451
The mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you visit the the Taylor County Jail website before you send a letter.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you have rights, one of these is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member find a lawyer when you call them. You may be thinking ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, help protect your best interests and show you the way through the complicated court system. The quicker you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your case, the better.
For more detailed information on the benefits of and how to hire an attorney, go to: Find an Attorney
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. Also, the Public Defender is staffed by private investigators, experts in forensics and case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?
Taylor County court records are public records and are available upon request. They have a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed. You have the ability to access your court case records with the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court that maintains court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents from your case are kept at Clerk of Court.
Court fees are the charges from your case, such as filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
A Magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case. Magistrates are judges that do different functions, such as setting bail, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.
A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together to include your background information and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some cases the victim of the crime. Remember that you can ask to receive a copy of the report before sentencing, so you get the chance to correct the mistakes.
When you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could be given a date to report to jail to serve your term.
Do you want to find out if someone is in jail, or has ever been in jail?
This is pretty simple to do, just you will have to query the jail’s website, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or inmate ID.
If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.
If you have an outstanding warrant, you can access arrest warrants on the Taylor County court website or call the jail. This requires a first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask the officer in charge. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.
A Civil Process is when you are served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must be registered and listed on either a national or state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view sex offenders on the website, but keep in mind that you won’t find the precise address, rather the neighborhood block that they live on.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a case file containing a court docket and all documents and filings filed in your case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court in the county where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of someone’s criminal past. These databases are connected so you are able to track criminal histories from any other state. You are able to go to the county courthouse and check in person or you can check the website. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more complete search.
A criminal records search you will find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any of the following crimes:
- Drug Possession.
- Rape or other sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
When you do a criminal history search, you generally won’t find out if that person had:
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Traffic accidents.
- 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 Taylor County Jail.
- Jail and pod layout and facility
- Staff and guards
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- Jail gangs
- Programs and activities
To find this information, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it a difficult process? Did you do your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many 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 a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Taylor County, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of serving a jail sentence in Taylor County Jail is no fun, in time you will settle into the daily routine there. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will 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 Taylor 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 Taylor 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 rules for sending funds to Taylor County Jail inmates changes, so it would be best to check the official Taylor County Jail site before you send any funds.
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 Taylor County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Taylor 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 a prisoner at this jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner in this jail?
If your answer is yes, then please write your review about it. Write down what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.
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Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? How did the guards treat you? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? How did it affect you to go to jail?
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