Manitowoc County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: July 08, 2023
1025 S 9th St, Manitowoc, WI 54220

Manitowoc 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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You can support your loved ones at Manitowoc Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 920-683-4339.

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

The Manitowoc Co Jail is a detention center located at 1025 S 9th St Manitowoc, WI which is operated locally by the Manitowoc 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. Manitowoc County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Manitowoc 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.

There are new detainees delivered to the jail daily, you can see arrest records here. Some are released after putting up bail, are released to a pretrial services caseload, are placed under supervision by a probation agency, or are released on their own recognizance with an agreement to appear in court. If there is no release, the inmate must wait here at the jail for their court appearance as a guest of the County, getting a bed and three square meals.

The inmate's classification is based on the type of current and past crimes they are charged with or have been found guilty of. It is also based on their previous history and disciplines while in custody. Their initial classification will not take place until they have been in custody for 72 hours. After their initial classification, it will come up for review.

  • Minimum, Medium, & High Medium Classifications.....every 30 days
  • Maximum Classification.....every 15 days

There are phones located in the cellblocks for their use. All phone calls are collect calls, unless the inmate has purchased phone time with funds from their commissary account, which will allow them to call direct. There is a 15-minute time limit set per phone call. The inmate will need to redial each time the conversation has been terminated.

All medical, eye, and dental appointments must be made through the Health Services Unit. The HSU will coordinate any appointment(s) and transportation with correctional staff if needed.

Programming - Group programs such as bible study, AA/NA, Life Skills, LTC college prep and adult basic education – GED/HSED are offered to inmates that are minimum and medium classification. It is the inmates responsibility to sign up or request these opportunities. Maximum or high medium classified inmates will not allowed to participate in these group activities.

All inmates are provided with 7 sets of underwear, t-shirts, bras, and socks to wear while inside the jail facility. They are issued an initial hygiene package upon their booking. The hygiene package contains a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, and a comb. Any additional supplies ordered off of PX/Canteen will be charged to the individual inmates account.

You may drop off (non-expired) prescription medications in the original bottles only, no narcotics. You can also drop off glasses with soft case, contacts, and dentures. Clothing may be dropped off for Huber inmates to wear out to work, or for an inmate to wear to his/her jury trial.

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 Manitowoc County 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

Manitowoc County WI Jail - Visitation

Video Visitation Hours

Lobby Hours: (free of charge) Monday, Thursday & Saturday from 10– 8 pm.

Video from Home: (fee applies) any day of the week: 10 AM - 8 PM

  • The length of your visit will be a 15 period of time with a maximum of 2(two) consecutive 15 minute periods per visit.
  • The inmates’ classification level will determine the number of visits you are allowed per week.
    • MAXIMUM Classified Inmates = 15 Minutes of Visitation every 12 hours
    • HIGH-MEDIUM Classified Inmates= 30 Minutes of Visitation every 12 hours
    • MEDIUM Classified Inmates= 45 Minutes of Visitation every 12 hours
    • MINIMUM Classified Inmates= 60 Minutes of Visitation every 12 hours
  • Inmates in discipline will not qualify for personal visits.
  • If an inmate is brought in on a new charge which requires a bail hearing, their visitation request will not be processed or approved until after their bail hearing.
  • Inmates may have unlimited immediate family visitors approved to visit. Immediate family includes father, mother, step-father, step-mother, brother, sister, spouse, grandparents, and the inmate's children.
  • They may also have 4 non-immediate family members to visit. Non-immediate includes step-brother, step-sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.

All Visitors:

  • Must be approved by jail staff prior to any visits.
  • Must have a photo ID and be checked in with jail staff. Visitation is first come, first serve.
  • While you are visiting from home or at the jail, you are NOT allowed to use a cellphone or an internet-enabled device. You are not allowed to take pictures of the video screen. Doing so is a violation of visiting rules and you may lose your visiting privilege.
  • Lobby Visitors
    • Children must be supervised at all times. Visitors under the age of 18 will only be allowed to visit if they are immediate family, and must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian in the visitation room. Grandparents are not considered legal guardians unless they have legal custody of the child/children.
    • Sitting on the counter is not tolerated and good behavior is expected.
    • Visits may be terminated due to disruptions, violations of rules, or safety and security violations of the jail, inmates or staff. Additionally, you may be removed from the inmate’s visitation privilege for a period of time.
    • No writing materials, cell phones, cameras, food, beverages, bags/purses or smoking are allowed in the visitation room.
    • Lockers are supplied in the jail lobby for storage of these items.
    • Unless it is an emergency you may not leave the visitation room. If you do leave the visitation area you must re-check in with Central Control.


Professional visits include clergy, attorney, probation agents, and counselors. They are held daily during the following times:

9:00am-11:00am 12:30pm-4:30pm 6:30pm-8:00pm

You are expected to properly plan for the amount of time you need, as the times will be strictly adhered to. This means you will be expected to leave at the end time for visitation or when requested. The jail operations rely on timing for safety and security of the jail. There will be emergent situations that arise. In order to protect you and others in the jail you may be asked to discontinue the visit until the matter can be resolved.

If all visitation rooms are in use, or there is an emergent situation in the jail, you will be asked to wait in the jail lobby. You may choose to return at another designated time. Jail programs including scheduled religious services, NA and AA will not be rescheduled and will resume at their designated times the following week.

In order for a clergy person to have a one on one visit with an inmate, they will need to be pre-approved and attend an orientation meeting with jail administration or their designee. In order to process this information, you will need to provide us with a photo I.D. and your Pastoral card from an accredited church. Jail Administration will notify you when and if you are approved.

Attorneys must present their bar card and photo I.D. prior to any visits. Counselors must provide a photo I.D. and an employee work I.D. prior to any visits.

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