Jefferson County WI Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: February 28, 2020
411 S Center Ave, Jefferson, WI 53549-1703

Jefferson County WI 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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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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Jefferson County WI Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 920-674-7310

The Jefferson County WI Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 411 S Center Ave Jefferson, WI which is operated locally by the Jefferson 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. Jefferson County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Jefferson Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Jefferson County Jail also houses inmates from Jefferson County, Wisconsin State Prison System, Federal Bureau of Prisons, East and West Districts of the United States Marshals, and inmates from surrounding counties.

The jail capacity is 229 beds which are split between 116 secure beds and 103 Huber (work release) beds. The average inmate population is between 145-160 with approximately 60 inmates using their Huber privileges.

The POD side of the jail is maximum security and houses county inmates as well other contracted inmates. Dormitories provide housing for the minimum security inmates on work release, educational, and home care privileges.

Following is a list of items that will be accepted in the jail:

  • At booking, all inmates are required to purchase a Hygiene Packet for $3.16.
  • No hygiene items are allowed to be brought into the jail.
  • Inmates may purchase additional hygiene items from the commissary.
  • Money (Cash or Money orders ONLY)
  • Undergarments - no more than 4 sets. Whites can only be brought in within 72 hours of the booking process. After 72 hours, whites have to be ordered off commissary (new in unopened package). Undergarments will be white with no writing, no pockets and no symbols.

Jail Nurse - (920) 674-7357
Jail Clerk - (920) 674-7366

Inmate Locator

Jefferson County WI Jail 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

Jefferson County WI Jail - Visitation


Last Name: A through G
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Last Name: H through O
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Last Name: P through Z
Sunday: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Thursday: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • All visitors must register with proof of identification. Each inmate will be permitted two, thirty-minute visits per week.
  • No one under the age of 18 will be permitted to visit unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Visitors under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to visit.

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