Lincoln County WI Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 20, 2024
1104 E First St, Merrill, WI 54452

Lincoln 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 JailATM™. 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

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You can support your loved ones at Lincoln Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 715-536-6275.

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

The Lincoln Co Jail is a detention center located at 1104 E First St Merrill, WI which is operated locally by the Lincoln 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. Lincoln County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Merrill 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 Corrections Division of the Lincoln County Jail, located in Merrill, WI, is connected to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. In 2008, the Lincoln County Jail underwent extensive renovations, transforming the existing facility into the Huber section and adding the "POD," a constant supervision area. These changes increased the jail's bed capacity from 53 to 188, allowing it to house both male and female adult offenders.

Inmates with valid employment within 60 miles of the facility may exercise Huber privileges, provided these are permitted by the sentencing judge and approved by the Jail Supervisory Staff. Additionally, the Lincoln County Jail offers an Electric Monitoring Program, though this is granted only in necessary circumstances and must receive approval from the Jail Administrator.

Individuals convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in the Lincoln County Jail will have their report date and time listed on their Judgment of Conviction (JOC). They must report to the Lincoln County Jail Lobby on or before the specified date and time. In cases where the sentencing judge orders direct reporting to the jail, a copy of the JOC will not be provided. Failure to report as ordered may result in charges of “Failure to Report to Jail” under Wisconsin State Statute 946.425.

When reporting to jail, individuals should not be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Those taking prescription medications must bring them in their original container with the original label, which should include the inmate's name, medication name, dosage instructions, prescribing physician, and the date and quantity filled. Not all medications will be permitted for use in the Lincoln County Jail; only those approved by the medical staff will be allowed. It is advisable to contact the Lincoln County Jail Nursing Staff between 8:00 am and 11:00 pm, Monday through Friday, at 715-536-6275 to discuss medications. You can read all the Inmate Rules and Regulations in their Inmate Handbook.

Inmates are charged a $25.00 booking fee when reporting to serve a sentence. Additionally, there is a $4.50 charge for an indigent pack, which includes hygiene items for use during the first few days of incarceration. After the initial indigent pack, all hygiene items must be ordered through the commissary. Indigent inmates can order refill kits through commissary, which will be charged to their account, potentially causing it to go into debt. A portion of any funds deposited into the inmate's account will go towards repaying this debt until it is paid in full. If the debt is not settled before the inmate's release, they will receive a debt letter with payment instructions. Unpaid debts will be sent to collections.

To transfer a sentence to the Lincoln County Jail, the sentencing judge must first order that the transfer is permitted. The individual must then request the transfer in the county where they were sentenced. This request must include a transfer request, a copy of the Judgment of Conviction (JOC), and Huber paperwork demonstrating employment in Lincoln County.

For offenses related to Operating While Intoxicated (OWI), additional documentation is required. This includes proof of an Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) assessment, also known as the Driver's Safety Plan, and proof of Ignition Interlock Device (IID) installation or an exemption form from the Department of Motor Vehicles showing no vehicles are registered in the individual's name.

The sentencing county must submit all paperwork to the Lincoln County Jail for approval. Lincoln County is not obligated to accept transfer requests. If any required paperwork is missing or if the individual is not employed in Lincoln County at the time of the request, the transfer will be denied.

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 Lincoln 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

All visits with inmates at the Lincoln County Jail are conducted via video monitor and are subject to monitoring. Personal face-to-face or contact visits are not permitted. Visitation services are provided by HOMEWAV, allowing visits either in the Lincoln County Jail Lobby or from a visitor’s home computer or device. Visits not conducted at the jail lobby during designated free visitation times will incur fees.

To become an approved visitor, individuals must apply at HOMEWAV.COM. Account approval may take up to 24 hours. Once approved, visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance through the same website. For those without access to a computer, requests to become an approved visitor, visit scheduling, and the visits themselves can be managed using the visitation station and HOMEWAV computer located in the Visitation section of the Lincoln County Jail Lobby. Free visitation times in the lobby are Monday and Tuesday from 8 AM-11 AM and 1 PM-4 PM. All free visits must also be scheduled 24 hours in advance on HOMEWAV.COM. Inmates are allowed one free visit per week.

For any questions or issues with the inmate visitation system, visitors should contact HOMEWAV at HOMEWAV.COM or by calling 1-844-394-6639, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST, and Saturday through Sunday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST.

Visitors who have been inmates at the Lincoln County Jail within the last 90 days will not be approved to visit unless the inmate is an immediate family member. Visits containing inappropriate language, nudity, or posing safety or security risks will be terminated immediately, and the visitor will be banned from future visits with that inmate. Additionally, any visitor account found to contain falsified information or used by anyone other than the person listed on the account will be disabled, and the visitor will be banned from future visits.

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