Columbia County WI Jail & Huber Center

County Jail

Last Updated: May 15, 2024
403 Jackson St, Portage, WI 53901

Columbia Co Jail & Huber 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 CidNET, 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

Satellite View of Columbia County WI Jail & Huber Center

You can support your loved ones at Columbia Co Jail & Huber on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 608-742-6476.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work at Columbia County WI Jail & Huber Center so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Columbia Co Jail & Huber is a 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, Portage Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Wisconsin here.

The Columbia County Jail is responsible for holding all persons arrested in Columbia County. The secure jail is broken into 3 floors. The first floor is intake and holding/special cells. The second-floor houses secure male inmates. The 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 a smaller 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. They do not accept packages into the jail by mail or courier. All personal mail will be inspected by Jail Deputies.

They will not pass messages to inmates unless there is 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 as collect caalls. 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

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Wisconsin. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Columbia County WI Jail & Huber Center.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

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.

Visitation Information

On-site Visitation times are: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 8:00 AM TO 10:30 AM OR 7:00 PM TO 9:30 PM

Off-site Visits are available 7 days per week from 6:00 AM to 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM, and 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Remote visits are available 7 days a week. Visits will be scheduled by visitors in advance. The website for families and friends to create accounts and schedule visits is

Friends and Family Guide Documentation (English and Spanish)

Rules and requirements for on-site visits:

In order to visit an inmate you must show valid state photo identification. You must be over 18 or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian that will enter the visitation area with you. If with a child under 18, a form of identification must be shown such as School ID, Birth Certificate or Social Security Card. You may be required to sign in. You will be required to pass a metal detector and may be subject to more thorough search before 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. On site visits are 20 minutes in length and conducted by video. It is recommended that visitors arrive 20 minutes before 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. Any inappropriate dress or behavior by inmates or visitors will result in the cancellation of visitation privileges.

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