Grant County WI Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 20, 2024
1000 N Adams St, Lancaster, WI 53813

Grant Co Jail 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.

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You can support your loved ones at Grant Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 608-723-6372.

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 Grant County WI Jail so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Grant Co Jail is a detention center located at 1000 N Adams St Lancaster, WI which is operated locally by the Grant 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. Grant County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Lancaster 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.

In accordance with the Wisconsin Statutes and the Wisconsin Administrative Code, the mission of the Grant County Jail is to safely and securely confine individuals in the least restrictive environment consistent with their behavior, special needs, and the severity of their charges. The management and control of the jail are the responsibilities of the Sheriff and his/her staff. Inmates are required to treat the Corrections Staff with courtesy and respect at all times; any misbehavior, disrespect, or profanity will be investigated and may result in charges.

Upon admission and processing into the jail, if an inmate is unable to post bond, pay a fine, or otherwise secure release, they will be assigned to a receiving cell or cell block. The next available court date will see the arraignment of those incarcerated on new criminal charges. All inmates, regardless of their charges or circumstances, are placed in restraints for each court appearance at the Grant County Courthouse. Initial bond hearings are generally held at the jail via video conferencing with the judge at the courthouse.

Inmates will appear for court in their jail uniforms. Street clothing may only be worn to a jury trial or if the inmate is appearing as a witness at a jury trial. These clothes must be supplied by the inmate, their attorney, or their family, as the jail does not provide clothing for such appearances. During court appearances, conditions for release may be set. If release is ordered but the inmate is wanted by another agency or jurisdiction, the relevant agency will be notified. The inmate will be detained until the agency arrives for transport or until the release conditions are satisfied, such as bail or sentence completion.

Inmates are required to abide by court-imposed bail conditions, such as no contact with certain individuals, including through phone calls and mail. Violations will be considered bail jumping and reported to the District Attorney. While in custody, inmates are expected to comply with rules designed to maintain proper custody, control, and safety.

All inmates must conduct themselves in an orderly manner and respect the rights and property of others. No inmate is permitted to assign work, control, or supervise another inmate. Grievance Forms must be filed within five days of the incident, and administration will respond within ten working days.

Inmates must follow all oral and written orders from jail or sheriff’s department staff immediately. Threatening behavior, striking, profanity, obscene gestures, or throwing objects at staff, other inmates, or visitors are prohibited. Violations of jail rules may result in disciplinary action or criminal charges according to the jail's policies and procedures. Inmates are subject to room, locker, and strip searches at any time.

Tampering with or covering cameras or security equipment is a Class B Violation and will not be tolerated. Penalties for such violations may include up to 30 days in disciplinary detention, loss of privileges for up to 60 days, loss of up to 2 days of "Good Time," and cell restriction for up to 30 days. Inmates are prohibited from altering the condition of the walls, ceilings, locks, windows, vents, or any other fixtures or equipment. This includes tampering with televisions, outlets, cables, or cords. If tampering occurs, the television will be removed.

Contraband, defined as any item or substance forbidden by law or jail policy, is not allowed. The Grant County Jail is a smoke-free facility, prohibiting smoking or tobacco use, including in Huber lockers and dormitories. Food products may only be purchased through the commissary and stored in inmate totes. Inmates are not allowed to have food items brought or mailed to them in jail.

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 Grant County WI Jail.

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

Jail Visitation Hours

Male Inmates Last name beginning with A through G Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 am Last name beginning with H through M Saturday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Last name beginning with N through Z Sunday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Female Inmates Last name beginning with A through M Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Last name beginning with N through Z Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Contact numbers for all jail and Huber inmate questions.
Phone (608) 723-6372 Fax:(608) 723-5203

Jail Visitation Rules

Inmates can have four names on their visiting list, updated once a month by the 8th. The list must include the full name, relationship, age, and address of each visitor. Visitors under 18 must be immediate family and accompanied by an adult. Unattended children will result in terminated visits and removal from the list.

Visitors need a photo ID, and only approved visitors can enter, except for attorneys. Requests to be added to a list must be sent by mail to the inmate. Visits last 15 minutes, longer if no other inmates are waiting. A visitor can see only one inmate per visit, and their name cannot be on multiple lists.

No contact visits are allowed. Visitors must be sober and will be denied if under the influence. Unruly visitors will be asked to leave. Property damage results in loss of privileges. Money for inmates can be deposited in the lobby machine or sent by mail. Other items need prior approval. Former inmates must be out for 60 days before being added to a visiting list. Items no longer needed must be mailed out at the inmate's expense. No photographs are allowed.

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