Lafayette County WI Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 20, 2024
138 W Catherine St, Darlington, WI 53530

Lafayette 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.

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 Lafayette County WI Jail

You can support your loved ones at Lafayette Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 608-776-4870.

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

The Lafayette Co Jail is a detention center located at 138 W Catherine St Darlington, WI which is operated locally by the Lafayette 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. Lafayette County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Darlington 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.

According to Wisconsin Statutes (§59.27), the Sheriff's duties include taking charge and custody of the county-maintained jail and the persons within it, either personally or through a deputy jailer. The Lafayette County Jail, supervised by Jail Administrator Sgt. Darrell Morrissey, is responsible for maintaining a secure, safe, and humane detention facility for its inmates while protecting the surrounding communities. The jail is staffed by highly trained, professional deputies who are dedicated to implementing policies and procedures that address the evolving needs of both the facility and the community.

The Huber Law/Inmate Rules and Regulations in Wisconsin, established under Wisconsin Statute §303.08, provides certain inmates the privilege of work release, allowing them to maintain employment while serving their sentences. This program is designed to facilitate the reintegration of inmates into society by enabling them to retain or secure employment during incarceration. Under the Huber Law, eligible inmates can leave the correctional facility for work, school, or other approved activities, such as medical appointments or community service. Participation in the program requires judicial approval and adherence to specific criteria, including verified employment and compliance with all jail regulations, here is a Huber Transfer Request Form for those wishing to apply. Inmates granted Huber privileges must return to the facility after their workday and are subject to regular checks and monitoring to ensure compliance. This law aims to reduce recidivism by promoting responsible behavior and financial stability, as inmates can continue to support their families and meet financial obligations, such as child support or restitution. The program also helps maintain community ties and fosters a smoother transition back into society upon release. Violations of the Huber rules can result in the revocation of work release privileges and potential additional penalties.

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 Lafayette 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

The County Jail provides on-site and online visitation options to help inmates maintain contact with family and friends.

On-Site Visitation Hours

  • Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Holidays - call for available times and reserve yours as these days are the busiest times of the year

Visitors must follow the dress code and behavior guidelines whether they are visiting here or from their computer/smartphone. Violations may result in the termination of the visit.

Online Video Visitation
Online visits can be scheduled in advance, allowing remote connection from home or work. Visitors must set up an account and adhere to dress and behavior guidelines. Visits cost a minimum of $0.25 per minute and are monitored for security.

General Information
Visitation hours and policies are subject to change. Call the facility at 608-776-4870 for updates. For more information and to set up an online visitation account.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.