Douglas County Jail – Superior, WI

Douglas County Jail is located in Douglas County and is the primary correctional facility for this area. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Douglas County Jail? This page will tell you information about everything one might want to know about Douglas County Jail: Find an inmate at Douglas County Jail. How to view Douglas County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures. Court records. And more…

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The thought of going to jail is a daunting and scary situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their friends and family. This guide is meant to give you all the information and advice that you’ll need to make getting locked up a little less stressful. If you have questions, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and any comments or feedback that could help other people in the same situation would be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Douglas County Jail
1310 North 14Th Street
Superior, WI 54880

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (715) 395-1508
Fax:

Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member or friend in jail and need to contact them?

Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find out where they are?

To search who’s in jail at Douglas County Jail you should visit their web site and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Locator

The Douglas County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times you can visit. Also, you can get the same information for anyone booked or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you have their first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the person you are looking for is incarcerated at a different jail you can look here, too: Other Jails in Wisconsin


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail processing picture, is the picture that the police take when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and intake number will appear on the pictures, and they’re stored.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of inmates can be seen on the website, or you can go in person to the Douglas County Jail. When viewing online you need to input the name, and the arrest date.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to figure out what to do in order to have your mugshot removed from the Douglas County Jail website? This can be tricky, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. This means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the many different mugshot websites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Remove Your Mugshot from the Internet


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Of course, once you’re locked up, your only thought is when and how to get out. After you’ve gone through the intake process, your bail is set either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If no bail is set this can mean that you will either be released, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you do bail out you must agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to go out of town.

In most cases, inmates will be given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while they’re in jail.

If you follow the rules, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will either have to return to the jail every day after work, or you might be allowed to sleep in a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay is determined by the seriousness of your charges. Someone will have to pay to the courts ten percent of the total that was determined before you can get discharged from jail. If you don’t go to your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will not get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out how much bail money you will need to bail someone out of jail will have to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll let you know the bail amount. You can also find out how much their bail is on the Douglas County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Bailing out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it is really easy. To start with, find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you won’t be able to get a bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they will not take a personal check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the person will be released to your care. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the amount of bail set is large, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen generally have a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum of $100. This is non-refundable and must be paid in cash. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bail bondsman will usually require that they use your assets as collateral.

To find a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman at Douglas County Jail

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

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


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through the following steps:

  • You will get put in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You have to answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full name, address, birth date and a contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You’ll be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to make a telephone call in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to wear a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will get discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 15 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on whether you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate still needs to determine the bail amount. For minor charges, you will be booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and know the date of your release, you should plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to begin your sentence in jail, you really should follow the law and turn yourself into the authorities. If it is for a warrant, report to the jail, in the reception area, and tell them that think that 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 you do, they will take you into custody and begin the intake process. When reporting to serve a sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Ensure that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring necessary items with you, like a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitor’s information will be entered in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Every visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
The Douglas County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so check the jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Calls made in jail are typically pricier 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 there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, your ability to use the phone could be reduced or forbidden completely.

Phone Number: (715) 395-1508

Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate has to be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of mail or package delivery. You must write the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and reviewed by the jail officers, and the mail will get sent back if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Douglas County Jail is:

Douglas County Jail
1310 North 14Th Street
Superior, WI 54880

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Douglas County Jail
1310 North 14Th Street
Superior, WI 54880


The mail policy changes often, so you should check the official Douglas County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you get arrested, you should know you still have rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so make sure you have a friend or relative locate a lawyer for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you understand the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The quicker you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this subject, read: How to Find an Attorney in Douglas County

Public Defender

If you cannot afford an attorney, the courts will assign you a public defender, which is a free lawyer. Also, the Public Defender Office has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys that are admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar Association and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used the services of a Public Defender? Are you satisfied with how they handled your case and represented you in court?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records are comprised of a case file with a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records with the internet service, or at the Douglas County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Douglas County Clerk of Court is an official part 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 related to your court case are available at Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees are all costs associated with your court case, for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the type of judge that presides on your court case. Magistrate judges do a number of things, such as determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing preliminary court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed with your background information and as much detail about the arrestee’s life, which the judge will consider when decide your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be collected from the defendant, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Keep in mind you can request to receive your own copy of the pre-sentencing report prior to sentencing, so you have the opportunity to correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

When you are convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on the particulars of your trial, the severity of your crime, and any sentencing guidelines that they judge will use, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or you could receive a date that you must report to jail to do your time.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you should go to the jail website and do an inmate search, and do a search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Their booking date if you know it.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail confirm whether they’ve been arrested or not.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant, you are able to check the arrest warrants on the Douglas County jail website or you are able to call the court directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. You should be clear that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the Douglas County jail, by phone, go there in person, or find out online. An arrest is a matter of public record and these records are accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when when you get served with legal papers, such as warrants. You can find these civil process orders by going to the Douglas County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are required to be registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these listings online, but keep in mind that you will not be able to find the actual address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are considered public records, so they are accessible to anyone who requests them. Court Records include a court case file containing a docket sheet and any documents filed in the court case. You can access your court records on the website, or at Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to courthouse and check in person, or you can check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you may have to pay a fee for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Breaking and entering, theft, larceny.

But, when you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not see if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Any accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving records, you will have to do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever tried to search for someone’s criminal records? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal backgrounds and records, and your comments may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    On a Federal level, the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Douglas County,the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that serving a jail sentence in the Douglas County jail is something you wish you could avoid, you will soon get used to the daily routine. You will get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00 AM, and then you’ll have roll call. You will then eat breakfast. After breakfast, participate 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 Douglas 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 Douglas 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 someone in jail could change, so we suggest that you visit the 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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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Douglas County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Douglas 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 Douglas 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 Drivers 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 a prisoner in Douglas County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this jail?

    If yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so others will know what to expect.

    What to put in the review:

    • Conditions in Douglas County Jail.
    • Jail, yard and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitation
    • Inmates.
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anybody that’s ever been locked up has a story to tell. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What was your daily routine in jail? What were the other inmates like? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Click here to tell about all about it

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you make friends in jail? Need to reconnect with somebody you met in jail? Leave a message for them here.

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