Brown County Jail is in Brown County, Wisconsin and is the primary correctional facility for that county. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Brown County Jail? This site will tell you about everything you might need to know about Brown County Jail,like the following: Find an inmate at Brown County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Brown County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…
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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary situation, not only for the person who gets locked up, but also that person’s friends and family. This guide is meant to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that would help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.
Brown County Jail
3030 Curry Lane
Green Bay, WI 54311
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: 920-448-4250
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is locked up and want to locate them?
Do you know somebody who’s been arrested and you don’t know how to locate them?
In order to find out who is in jail at Brown County Jail you should go to their web site and perform an inmate search.
The Brown County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of people who are in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and visiting hours. You can also find information for anybody arrested and processed or released in the last 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can locate their arrest information quicker if you have the arrestee’s full name, birth date, or inmate ID.
If the person you’re searching for may be in a different jail you will want to check our guide to other Wisconsin jails: List of all county jails in Wisconsin
A mugshot, also called a intake picture, is the photo that the police take during jail intake processing. A mugshot is make of one frontal photo and a profile photo. Your name and intake number will be in the photos, and they will be kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be found on the website, or you can view them at the Brown County Jail. When viewing online you will need to input the legal name, and an arrest date, if you know it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Do you want to get your mugshot erased from the Brown County Jail site? This is difficult, as your mugshot is a matter of public record. To get your mugshot taken down you will need to file a Petition to Expunge with the court. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.
To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken Down
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Obviously, once you are in jail, your only thought is about how to get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, a bail amount will be set by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this might mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you must remain in jail until your trial.
If you are released from jail you are required to promise to show up for court, and until then you are not allowed to go out of town.
Typically, a prisoner in the Brown County Jail are given time off for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and conduct themselves properly while incarcerated.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will be required to go back to the jail each day when you’re finished with work, or you might be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail.
Bail is money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail until you go to court. The amount of bail that is set depends on the crime you are charged with. You will have to put up ten percent of the total that was set before you can be released from jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, 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 or the county courthouse. If you’ve got the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its simple to do if you have the money. First of all, you need to know if they have a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you won’t be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a check. 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’ll get your money back.
If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and usually with a minimum charge of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.
You can find a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Brown County Jail
Have you ever used the services of bondsman because you or someone you know got arrested? If so, 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
- Released 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 procedure includes each of these steps:
- You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is really busy, it will take a while to get processed.
- The first thing you will have to is you will answer a bunch of questions, like your legal name, address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
- Also, you will also be asked about your mental and medical history.
- You will be given an inmate ID.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- All personal property will be taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
- You will then be allowed to make a phone call to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might get to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.
Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Do you have any things that could help others get through jail processing?
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When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to all day. In simple terms, the faster you can pay your bail, the quicker you can get out of jail. How quickly you get discharged can depend on whether you’ve got a bond amount or if the judge needs to determine how much to set your bail at. For a minor charge, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the release date, plan to get discharged that morning.
How To Turn Yourself In
If you have a, or if you must start your sentence, you really should do the right thing and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, in the reception area, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if they find one, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you are not late to report. Just bring required items when you go to jail, like your driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, and the sentencing order from court.
In order to have visitors, inmates need to give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitor’s names will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor must provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone arriving late or without a visiting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Brown County Jail visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you visit the official Brown County Jail jail site before you visit an inmate.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are typically more expensive than regular phone calls. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on how often you can use the phone, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.
Phone Number: 920-448-4250
Sending Mail to Inmates
All mall sent to inmates has to be sent via the US Postal Service. You can’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must write the prisoner’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the envelope. Don’t send anything in a box or package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates gets opened and read by the jail administration, and the mail will be returned if they decide it is inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Brown County Jail is:
Brown County Jail
3030 Curry Lane
Green Bay, WI 54311
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Brown County Jail
3030 Curry Lane
Green Bay, WI 54311
The inmate mail policy at Brown County Jail can change, so you should check the the Brown County Jail website before you send a letter to an inmate there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you should know you still have rights, one of these being the right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to ask a friend or family member to locate an attorney when you talk to them. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ While you are not required to have one, an attorney will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.
For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click: Find a Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers that are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.
Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?
Brown County court records are a matter of public record. They include a case file containing a docket and each of the documents in the case. You can access your court case records via the online service, or by going to the Brown County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court who maintains court records. They also administer the oath during court cases, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records and documents from your court case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.
Court fees and costs are the charges from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you are low income and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The Brown County magistrate is the person that rules on your court case. They do different tasks, such as deciding a bail amount, writing arrest warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over preliminary court hearings and detention proceedings.
Your pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life history, which the judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information and personal details will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget you are able to ask to have a copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be sentenced. The presiding judge in your case will weigh several options when determining your sentence, ranging from community service to probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be immediately taken into custody, or you could get a date that you are required to turn yourself into jail to serve out your sentence.
Do you want to find out if some you know is incarcerated, or has ever been in jail?
To do so, just access the Brown County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search by:
- The inmate’s name.
- Date of birth.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- or inmate ID.
If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.
If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access arrest warrants on the website or you can call the jail. You have to have the person’s first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
If you know a person’s name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, go there in person, or find out online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are accessible by the public.
Civil processes are when someone has been served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All registered sex offenders must be listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people 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 this information online, but remember that you will not get the street address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.
Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. They include a court case file that contains a docket and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You are able to access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.
Every state maintains records of people’s criminal background. These databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal histories from another state. You are able to go to the Brown County Courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that it was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.
When you look up someone’s criminal record you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes, which can include:
- Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
- Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
- Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
- Property crimes like theft or larceny.
When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not be able to see if that person has had:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license revoked or suspended.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- 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.
- 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.
- Spouses and children of all victims.
- Parents and guardians of minor victims.
- Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
- Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
- Jail staff and Guards
- Food and commissary
- Having Visitors
- Prisoner activities and programs
To find this information, you must do a search for their driving record.
Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Did you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information you received correct? There are lots of reasons that folks look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your account may help other people.
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The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Brown County, the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
While the prospect of getting locked up in Brown County Jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Expect a wake-up alarm at about 6:00AM, and then roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following 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 Brown 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 Brown 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 people in jail might change, so be sure to check the official Brown County Jail site when you send funds 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 Brown County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Brown 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 locked up at Brown County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?
If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so that other people can find out what to expect.
Things you could write in your comment:
Tell Your Story
Everbody that’s been incarcerated has some stories about their time ‘inside’. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? How was life in jail? What were the other inmates like? Did going to jail affect your life? How?
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Make some good friends in jail? Trying to talk to somebody you met when you were locked up? Leave a message for them here.
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