Columbia County WI Jail & Huber Center

County Jail

Last Updated: April 11, 2023
403 Jackson St, Portage, WI 53901

Columbia County WI Jail & Huber Center is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

The phone carrier is Securus Tech®, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are seeking to send your inmate money for commissary, one recommended for this facility is JailATM. There is a fee for sending money, see their rates and limitations.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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Columbia County WI Jail & Huber Center basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 608-742-6476

The Columbia County WI Jail & Huber Center is a medium-security detention center located at 403 Jackson St Portage, WI which is operated locally by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Columbia County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Portage Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Columbia County Jail is responsible for holding all persons arrested in Columbia County. The secure jail is broken into 3 floors. First floor is intake and holding/special cells. Second floor houses secure male inmates. Third floor houses additional secure male inmates and female inmates. The secure jail has 165 total bunks. The Huber center opened in 2005. The Huber Center is capable of holding an additional 192 inmates. It also includes expanded facilities for laundry, medical services, kitchen, recreation, and other jail programs

Both jails are designed as a Pod style, which allows many inmates to be supervised by few staff. The jail currently employs 33 Jail Deputies, 1 Jail Clerk, 6 Jail Sergeants, 1 Lieutenant, and a Captain.

Inmate mail should be addressed to the inmate and sent to 403 Jackson St - Portage, WI, 53901. Letters should show a full return address. You can mail in money in the form of money order made out to the inmate. We do not accept packages into the jail by mail or courier. All personal mail will be inspected by Jail Deputies.

We cannot pass messages to inmates unless you have an extreme emergency that can be verified by jail staff. Generally, inmates have access to phones from the time cleaning is completed in the morning until lockdown at night. Unless an inmate purchases a $10.00 phone card, all calls go out collect. If you are having trouble getting phone calls from inmates you can contact our inmate phone company Securus at 1-800-844-6591. Calls are $13.09 per 15-minute call, with an InmateAid number the calls are only $3.15, To check out these savings, click here.

Often persons sentenced by the court to serve jail time are given Huber privilege. When you are sentenced to Huber, the court should provide you with a brochure about Huber. If you have additional questions contact the jail at (608) 742-6476.

Inmate Locator

Columbia County WI Jail & Huber Center publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Wisconsin. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Visitation Information

Columbia County Jail - Visitation

In order to visit a prisoner at the Columbia County Jail you must show valid state picture identification. You must be over 18 or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian that will enter the visitation area with you. You will be required to sign in. You will be required to pass a metal detector and may be subject to more thorough search prior to entering the visitation area. Purses, backpacks, handbags, food and beverages, tobacco products, and lighting materials are not allowed in the visitation area. There are free lockers available or leave unnecessary items locked in your vehicle. Children are to be supervised while in the visitation room by the adult visitor. Children are not allowed to sit, stand, or be placed on the visiting counter top. Inmates are only allowed one visit per day. If they get a visit at a morning visitation session they are not allowed to have another visit at an afternoon or evening session. Visits are 20 minutes in length and conducted by video. It is recommended that visitors arrive 20 minutes prior to the start of their visiting session. Visitors should leave the visitation area immediately after their visit is over. Visitors may be refused by the jail officer at their discretion for a variety of reasons not limited to but including: incarceration in the past 90 days, contraband issues, security reasons, disruptive behavior, or intoxication. Visits are a privilege for inmates and may be restricted or taken away without notice.

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