Crawford County Jail – Prairie Du Chien, WI

Crawford County Jail is in Crawford County and is the primary jail for this region. Know somebody locked up at Crawford County Jail? This page tells you about anything one might want to know about Crawford County Jail,such as: Find an inmate at Crawford County Jail. Find mugshots and inmate photos. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Crawford County Jail intake procedures. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressful prospect, not only for the person who is incarcerated, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give information and advice that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask them, and also any comments or tips that would be beneficial to others is welcome.

General Information

Address

Crawford County Jail
224 North Beaumont Road
Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: (608) 326-0241
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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 or friend that is in jail and want to find them?

Has someone who has been arrested and you want to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to find out who’s in jail at Crawford County Jail you will have to click on their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Crawford County Jail Inmate Search is an online list of persons currently in custody, including current status, bail amount, and visiting hours. Also, you can find information for anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the last 24 hours. Prisoners are listed in alphabetical order by their last name. You will be able to get their arrest information faster if you enter their first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in a different jail you will want to check our Wisconsin county jail guide: Wisconsin County Jails Listing


Mugshots

A mugshot, or booking photo, is the photo that the jail takes when you are booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one and a profile photo. Your name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Crawford County Jail inmates can be found on the Crawford County Jail website, or you can view them at the Crawford County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to enter the full name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to get your mugshot taken down from the Crawford County Jail site? This may not be possible, as the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that the record of your arrest will be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For a more in-depth article about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you are incarcerated, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, bail is decided by the magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must agree to show up for court, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

Typically, an inmate will be given time off for good behavior if they respect the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished working, or you may be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you have to pay to get out of jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on the crime you are charged with. Someone you know will need to pay ten percent of the total that was determined so you are able to get discharged from jail. If you don’t show up for court, that person will lose all of the 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 must call the Crawford County Jail. If you’ve got the pertinent information, such as name, address and date of birth, they will let you know what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Needing to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it is very simple to do. First, you need to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If so, you will not be able to use a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they can’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released to your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you can’t afford it, you should hire a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman will not be returned to you and the bondsman only accepts cash. If the bail is extremely high, the bondsman will in these cases use assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To contact a bail bondsman visit our page about: How to find a bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bondsman for someone you know or yourself? 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

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. When the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to is you will have to answer some questions, like what is your full name, street address, birth date and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken away from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • They will let you use the telephone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing street clothes, otherwise you will have to change into a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If you have, you should share your experience. How long did you have to wait? How were you treated? Do you have any secrets that will help others make it through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. Or, simply, the quicker bail is posted, the faster you will get discharged from jail. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor charges, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. When you have completed your jail sentence and know the date of your release, expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go down to the jail intake area, and let them know that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if you do, they will ask that you surrender yourself and you will be taken into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order requires you to. Make sure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring required items with you, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, prescription medication, and the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must list each visitor’s full name to the jail. Your visitors will be put into a log of visitors for the inmate. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Visitation procedures at Crawford County Jail frequently change, so make sure that you check the official jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Jail phone calls are usually pricier 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 must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or cut altogether.

Phone Number: (608) 326-0241

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the US Postal Service. You cannot use any other type of delivery. You should print the person’s name, inmate number, and the jail address on the envelope. Do not send a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. All mail sent to inmates will be opened and inspected by the jail staff, and will get returned if it can’t be delivered.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Crawford County Jail is:

Crawford County Jail
224 North Beaumont Road
Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Crawford County Jail
224 North Beaumont Road
Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821


The mail policy at Crawford County Jail changes, so you should review the official website when send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, the first of which is that you have the right to request an attorney. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call them. You may be thinking ‘why do I need a lawyer?’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer can advise you of your rights, help protect your best interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The faster you hire a lawyer to represent you and work on your situation, the better your chances.

For more information about the benefits of hiring a lawyer, read our guide: How to Find a Lawyer in Crawford County

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as investigators, forensics experts as well as social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are members of the Wisconsin State Bar and are legally licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think that they did a good job of defending you?

Court Records

All court records are public records and are available upon request. Court records contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access court records using 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 that manages access to court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records and documents relating to your case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your case. Magistrates do a number of different things, which include setting bail, issuing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include background information and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will review and take into consideration when deciding on the sentence. Information will be solicited from the person on trial, his or her family members, and, if applicable, the victim. Keep in mind that you should ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can go over it and correct any mistakes in it.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will then get sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody, right there in court, or you might be given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Want to find out if somebody you know is in jail, or has ever been locked up?

You can just visit the Crawford County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant, you can find out by checking the court records on the website or you are able to call the court. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask them. You should know that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, either by phone, go there in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with papers, such as , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can access civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these listings online, but you should know that you will not be able to find the street address, just the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. They include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any documents filed in the case. You are able to access the court records on the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from other states. Go to the Crawford County Courthouse and inquire in person, or you can check the website. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you will find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you generally will not find if that person has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Was your search online or did you call the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your feedback may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Crawford County, the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Crawford County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You will get an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00am, and next you’ll have roll call. Then you will eat breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Crawford 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 Crawford 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 process for sending money to someone in jail at Crawford County Jail could change, so we suggest that you check the official Crawford County Jail site before send funds to someone in jail there.

    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 Crawford County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Crawford 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 Crawford 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:

    • 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.

    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 locked up at Crawford County Jail? Do you know anybody that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at this jail?

    If you have, then please leave a comment below about it. Write about your jail experience because other people can learn what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail, yard and pod facility and layout
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was life in jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

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    Send a Message to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Do you want to say wassup to somebody you met when you were locked up? Then send them a message by posting a comment below.

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