Waupaca County Jail is located in Waupaca County and is the jail for that county. Do you know somebody at Waupaca County Jail? This page gives you info about everything one might want to know about Waupaca County Jail: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and bail bondsmen. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And lots more.
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary thought, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information that you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a lot easier. If you have specific questions, just ask it, and also any tips or comments that could be a benefit to other people in the same situation would be welcome.
Waupaca County Jail
1402 East Royalton Street
Waupaca, WI 54981
Phone Number and Fax Number
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to find them?
Has someone who has been arrested and you need to find them?
In order to look up who is in jail at Waupaca County Jail you need to navigate to their web site and do an inmate search.
The Waupaca County Jail Inmate Lookup is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, including custody status, bail amount, and schedule for visitation. Also, you can get information on anybody booked or released within the past 24-hour period. Jail inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you’ve got the arrestee’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you’re searching for is at another county jail you can check our Wisconsin county jail guide: List of all jails in Wisconsin
A mugshot, also called a booking picture, is the picture that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is make of one and a side-view photo. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they are on file.
Mugshots of Waupaca County Jail inmates can be viewed on the Waupaca County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Waupaca County Jail. When viewing online you will need to put in the person’s name, and the booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Waupaca County Jail website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record would be sealed, so no one will be able to access them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, if you’re arrested and put in jail, your main thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you will have to agree to go to your court date, and in the meantime you are not allowed to travel out of the county.
In most cases, prisoners at Waupaca County Jail can earn time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right 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 be required to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished with work, or you may be permitted to sleep in a halfway house instead of the jail.
Bail is money that you will be required to pay to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount you will be required to pay all depends on the seriousness of your charges. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount that was determined in order to get discharged from jail. If you miss your court date, whoever posted your bail will not get their money back.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
To find out someone’s bail amount you will have to call the Waupaca County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can see the bail amount on the Waupaca 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 easy. First of all, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If this is the case, you can’t use a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t accept a check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the inmate will get released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.
If the amount of bail set is large, or you just don’t have the money, you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases charge a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman will in these cases request to use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
To contact a local bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Waupaca County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Early Release For Good Behavior
- Get Out on Work Release
- Get Out For Time Served
- Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
- Get Released on House Arrest
- Get Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The intake process takes you through these steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
- First, will answer some simple questions, such as your full legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
- They’ll also ask about your medical and mental history.
- You will be given an inmate number.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- They will take your mugshot.
- Any property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
- You will get to make a telephone call so you can get in touch with a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
- If you are expected to be released shortly, you might get to wear your street clothes, if not you will have to change into a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
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When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process can take from 10 minutes to many hours. In simple terms, the faster bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged. It also depends on whether you’ve been given a cash bond or if the magistrate must determine the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and have a release date, you should plan to get discharged in the morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, it is recommended that you follow the law and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail intake center, and tell someone that you think there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. A record check will be run, and if there is one, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Ensure that you are not late to report. Just bring necessary items when you go to jail, for example a driver’s license or even ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.
Inmates need to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Each and every visitor is required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visitation order will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures at Waupaca County Jail change often, so visit the official site before you go to the jail to visit.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on 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 break the rules and are disciplined, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or forbidden completely.
The Waupaca County Jail phone number is: 715-258-4466
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mail must be mailed using US Postal Service. You shouldn’t use any other form of delivery. You should print the inmate’s name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a box, padded envelope, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. Any mail gets opened and examined by staff, and the mail will get 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 Waupaca County Jail is:
Waupaca County Jail
1402 East Royalton Street
Waupaca, WI 54981
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Waupaca County Jail
1402 East Royalton Street
Waupaca, WI 54981
The Waupaca County Jail mail policy is always changing, so it would be best to check the site before you send a letter to an inmate.
Get A Lawyer
If you get arrested, you have certain rights, one of these being that you have the right to request an attorney. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate a lawyer when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, help protect your interests and help you navigate through the complicated legal system. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better.
For more information about how to find a lawyer, visit: How to Find a Lawyer
If you are in trouble, but can’t afford a lawyer, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. All Public Defenders are actual lawyers, members of the State Bar and are licensed to handle your case.
Have you or someone you know had to use a Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
All court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records have a file with a docket sheet and each of the documents and motions that have been filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records via the online service, or at the Clerk of Court’s office where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records relating to your case are available at the office of the Clerk of Court.
Court fees are all costs from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.
The Waupaca County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, like deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary and procedural court proceedings and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is put together to include background information and details of the defendant’s life, which the judge will take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, his or her family members, and if necessary the victim of the crime. Keep in mind that you should ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you can review it and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, including community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date to surrender and report to jail to serve your term.
Are you trying to find out if some you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?
This is pretty simple to do, just you should visit the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Approximate booking date.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail to find out.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Waupaca County jail website or call the jail. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask them. You should be clear that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s name, as well as their arrest date, contact the Waupaca County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are in the public record and this is accessible by the public.
A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Waupaca County Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All convicted sex offenders are registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view these offenders on the internet, but remember that you will not be able to find the street address, but only the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that contains a docket and any of the documents filed in the court case. You can access the court records via the internet, or at the clerk’s office of the court where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and inquire in person, or you can check the website. You must know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.
When you look up a person’s criminal records you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any of the following crimes:
- DUI or DWI.
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
If you do a criminal records check, you will not see if someone has had:
- Speeding or reckless driving.
- Lost their driver’s license or license revoked or suspended.
- Other 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.
- Conditions at the jail.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Staff and guards
- Commissary and food
- Prisoner safety
- Jail gangs
- Programs and activities
To find driving histories, you have to do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Was the information you received correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account could help other people.
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For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Waupaca County, the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Everyone knows that being incarcerated in the Waupaca County jail is very scary, in time you will settle into the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm for wake-up every morning at six in the morning, and then roll call. After roll call you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to work 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 Waupaca 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 Waupaca 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 money to Waupaca County Jail inmates is likely to change, so be sure to visit the the Waupaca County Jail website when you send funds 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 Waupaca County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Waupaca 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 in Waupaca County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited someone in this jail?
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Tell Your Story
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