Jefferson County WI Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: March 21, 2024
411 S Center Ave, Jefferson, WI 53549-1703

Jefferson 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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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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You can support your loved ones at Jefferson Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 920-674-8620.

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

The Jefferson Co Jail is a 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, Jefferson 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 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.

Huber inmates sentenced through the Jefferson County Courts starting sentences will need the following items to be released for work and/or child care.

  • Work letter on company letterhead to include: hours of work, rate of pay, day(s) off, and pay day. Huber inmates going out for child care will need birth certificate(s) and work letter from the other child caregiver.
  • Payment of $266.00 (2 weeks of Huber charges) plus $26.38 booking fee and $8.00 drug test fee (total: $300.38) in cash or money order if sentenced for more than 30 days. If sentenced for 30 days or less, multiply the number of days sentenced by $19.00 plus the booking fee and drug test charge.
  • Child care payment is $64.58 per week for daily fees and an additional $10 per day when out on childcare due upfront if sentenced more than 30 days. If sentenced to less than 30 days, multiply the number of days and add the booking fee and drug test charge.
  • Driver information from the inmate or driver must include driver's license, vehicle registration, and proof of current insurance.
  • Huber inmates can also bring a few changes of clothes. Lockers are one foot wide, three feet high and 2 feet deep, and provide minimum room for storage of clothing. Locks are provided.
  • All Huber lockers are subject to random searches.

Please contact the Huber division at: with any questions.

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 Jefferson 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

Friends and family can set up accounts through the Securus App to visit using video visitation by setting up an account through

Last Name: A through G
Sunday: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Last Name: H through M
Sunday: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Last Name: N through R
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Thursday: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Last Name: S through Z
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 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.
  • Visitation can be terminated for unruly behavior at the discretion of jail staff.

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