La Crosse County WI Main Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 20, 2024
333 Vine St, La Crosse, WI 54601-3228
La Crosse

LaCrosse 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.

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 TouchPay. 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 La Crosse County WI Main Jail

You can support your loved ones at LaCrosse Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 608-785-9630.

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

The LaCrosse Co Jail is a detention center located at 333 Vine St La Crosse, WI which is operated locally by the La Crosse 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. La Crosse County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, La Crosse 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 first jail in La Crosse County was established in 1858, evolving in location and size to accommodate the justice system's needs. In 1965, a new jail opened on the second floor of the current Administrative Center on 4th Street, designed to house male and female, adult and juvenile inmates. Initially, this linear jail featured 60 beds plus 10 receiving cells. As the inmate population grew, part of the first floor was remodeled into a 54-bed male Huber facility. Huber inmates were granted the privilege to leave the jail for work, counseling, school, or treatment, provided they submitted a verified and approved schedule. Juveniles were relocated to a new Juvenile Detention Facility in 1990. In 1992, due to increasing population, the former Montgomery Ward's Service Center was temporarily remodeled into a 110-bed male Huber facility, and the old first-floor Huber area was converted into a "Medium Security" area for male inmates in the still-overcrowded second-floor jail.

With the population continuing to grow, a new Law Enforcement building was constructed, housing inmates along with the Sheriff's Department, 911 Dispatch, Court System, and District Attorney offices. The initial plan for over 400 beds was scaled down to a facility with 172 beds in an 8-pod housing unit on the second floor and 23 receiving cells with a 7-bed medical area on the lower level. This new jail in the Law Enforcement Center opened in September 1997. Due to space constraints and the need for objective classification (a system of housing assignments based on current charges and past behavior), the female population remained in the old 4th Street jail, with the County Board limiting the maximum number of females to 39 after authorizing necessary repairs to comply with state mandates. The "Medium Security" area in the Administrative Center was closed, but the "temporary" Male Huber Facility remained operational, totaling a bed capacity of 321. On January 1, 2006, the Male Huber Facility was closed, reducing the bed capacity to 211.

In November 2008, construction began on a $29.5 million addition to the 1997 Law Enforcement Center. This expansion included a new kitchen, jail garage, booking area, master control, two 57-bed direct supervision blocks, increased program space, and remodeling of three existing housing blocks along with the medical and receiving holding cell areas. On February 23, 2011, the old 1960s "Female Jail" was closed, and all inmates were consolidated into the Law Enforcement Center Jail, which now has a bed capacity of 244 plus 44 receiving/medical and close supervision cells.

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 La Crosse County WI Main 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

To visit with an inmate, you must create a Securus account. To create an account, please visit You will receive an email when your account has been approved. Visitation can be done on-site using our terminals or remote via computer, cell phone, or tablet and is offered seven days a week. On-site visitation is free; remote visitation will incur a fee. All appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.

Securus Video Connect Information: 1-877-578-3658

Visitation Rules - Onsite:

  • Each adult visitor must have their own approved visitation account through the Securus Website
    • Use of someone else’s Securus Visiting account is not permitted
  • Each visit is limited to one approved adult, who may bring one pre-approved minor for the entire duration
    • To pre-approve the minor, their name and birthdate must be registered under each specific visit
  • The following devices may not be used or within sight of an on-site visit:
    • Vaping devices or e-cigarettes
    • Cell phones, tablets, or any other smart recording device
  • Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated, which includes but not limited to:
    • Exposure of private parts or undergarments
    • Sexual behavior and gestures that could be identified as sexual
    • Gang signs
    • Damage to property
  • Former inmates must wait 60 days from release to visit

Failure to comply with these rules will result in suspension of visitation privileges.

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