Marathon County WI Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 19, 2024
500 Forest St, Wausau, WI 54403

Marathon 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

Satellite View of Marathon County WI Jail

You can support your loved ones at Marathon Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 715-261-1700.

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

The Marathon Co Jail is a detention center located at 500 Forest St Wausau, WI which is operated locally by the Marathon 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. Marathon County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Wausau 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 jail, a modern facility that opened in 1988, has undergone significant renovations, including a 120-bed addition completed in 2000. It currently has a capacity of 279 beds. In addition to the jail, the Adult Detention division manages the Electronic Monitoring Program, a jail diversion initiative that electronically monitors minimum-risk inmates under in-home detention. Another sub-program of Adult Detention is the Huber Program, which allows sentenced inmates to leave the facility for work release, education, and job search. Marathon County inmates participating in the Huber Program may be outside the facility for up to 12 hours per day, six days per week.

The Secure Detention Center, located within the Marathon County Juvenile Facility, provides a secure placement for juveniles aged 10-17 years old, including both boys and girls. This facility, similar to the adult jail, admits juveniles primarily for criminal activity and can house up to 20 children. In contrast, the Juvenile Shelter Home, also located within the Marathon County Juvenile Facility, offers a non-secure placement for juveniles. This means that while there are rules to follow in the structured setting, the children are not locked in and have some freedom. The Shelter Home typically admits children aged 10-17 years old for reasons such as abuse and neglect, runaway behavior, being uncontrollable, criminal activity, and awaiting placement in a foster home, group home, or residential treatment center. It can currently house up to 8 children, including both boys and girls.

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 Marathon 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


Attorney and Probation: visits are accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis during non-lockdown times. Monday-Friday: 8 AM-10:50 AM and 1:00 PM-4:30 PM

Clergy Visitation Schedule: Wednesdays and Fridays: 10 AM - 11 AM

All visitors must be pre-approved and have a professional visitor card on file with the Jail Administration. Visitors must present a valid ID. All visitation days and times are subject to cancellation without notice.


All visits are monitored.

Each inmate is allowed two on-site visits per week that starts on Sunday. All visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Only the person scheduled and approved for the visit is allowed. No more than 3 approved visitors per visit. Visitors under the age of 18 are not allowed unless accompanied by a parent/guardian; and the parent/guardian must remain with the visitor at all times. Home visits are unlimited.

Former inmates may not visit until 60 days after their release. Immediate family may request a waiver of the wait time from a Jail Lieutenant.

All visitation days and times are subject to cancellation without notice. Visits may be terminated by Corrections Officers.

ON-SITE: Schedule an on-site visit by calling 715/261-1700/line #1 or in person at the visitation terminal

Day Time 1 Time 2 Sunday 1:00PM to 4:30PM 6:30PM to 9:00PM Monday 6:30PM to 9:00PM N/A Tuesday 6:30PM to 9:00PM N/A Wednesday 6:30PM to 9:00PM N/A Thursday 6:30PM to 9:00PM N/A Friday 6:30PM to 9:00PM N/A Saturday 1:00PM to 4:30PM 6:30PM to 9:00PM

FROM HOME: At-home visits may be scheduled online at

Day Time 1 Time 2 Time 3 Sunday 9:00AM to 10:40AM 11:45AM to 4:45PM 6:30PM to 9:30PM Monday 9:00AM to 10:40AM 11:45AM to 4:45PM 6:30PM to 9:30PM Tuesday 9:00AM to 10:40AM 11:45AM to 4:45PM 6:30PM to 9:30PM Wednesday 9:00AM to 10:40AM 11:45AM to 4:45PM 6:30PM to 9:30PM Thursday 9:00AM to 10:40AM 11:45AM to 4:45PM 6:30PM to 9:30PM Friday 9:00AM to 10:40AM 11:45AM to 4:45PM 6:30PM to 9:30PM Saturday 9:00AM to 10:40AM 11:45AM to 4:45PM 6:30PM to 9:30PM

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