Monroe County WI Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: April 10, 2023
112 S Court St, Sparta, WI 54656

Monroe 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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Monroe County WI Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 608-269-2117

The Monroe County WI Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 112 S Court St in Sparta, WI. This county jail is operated locally by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Monroe County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Sparta Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

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.

Trustees are inmates who work in the jail as cooks, as orderlies for the staff, in the laundry or in the commissary. The trustees are paid a very small amount for their time and some jail gives the trustees a few days off their sentence in exchange for their work.

When an inmate arrives in jail they are put together in a large holding cell with other inmates in the intake. While in intake they are under heightened observation. Violent and out of control inmates are segregated.

Can I Get Work Release?

Work release is when you are released from jail during the day so that you can go to work. At the end of the day, you return to jail for the night. There are a number of requirements to be able to get into the work-release program. Most programs require your employer to fill out some paperwork. If you want to get into the work release program then apply prior to being sentenced to jail. This will minimize the amount of time you spend in jail waiting to get into the program.

Can I call my family in Jail?

Monroe County WI Jail has a phone program where inmates make outbound calls only, you cannot call into jail. Since you are paying for those calls don't make it a habit of accepting collect-calls, they are over $15 each. The alternative is to set up an account through their third-party phone company which charges steep fees for each minute used. You are paying for them to call you. Click here if you are going to speak a lot and need a discount on the calls.

Remember - These phone calls are recorded and conversations can be used against you or the inmate so do not discuss your case over these phone lines.

Inmate Locator

Monroe County WI Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Wisconsin. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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.

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Visitation Information

Monroe County WI Jail - Visitation

  • Visitation hours for Monroe County Jail inmates are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings 8 – 10 a.m. and Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Inmates are allowed up to three thirty-minute visits per week, one per day, depending on their classification status. Visitors must schedule their visits (not less than 2 and no more than 14 calendar days) in advance of each scheduled visit to allow time for visitor approval.
  • Visitors must call to cancel a visit before the time the visit is scheduled to begin. If a visitor is a “no show” they may lose their visitation privileges for up to 30 days.
  • No more than four visitors will be approved at one time.
  • No one under the age of 18 should be permitted to visit an inmate unless: He/she is the spouse of the inmate and provides proof of marriage and a valid photo ID or he/she is accompanied by their parent or guardian.
  • Any visitation may be limited or denied due to a court-ordered no contact between the visitor and the inmate, vulgar or indecent actions, loud or disruptive behavior or visitors who are under the influence of alcohol or an illicit drug.
  • Former Monroe County Jail or prison inmates who have been out of custody for less than 30 days are not be permitted to visit an inmate.
  • Medication, money (no personal checks), and clothing for inmates may be dropped off at any time. Inmate clothing is limited to 3 white t-shirts, 3 pairs of white socks, 3 pairs of underwear, any color and females can have 3 bras, any color.

The public entrance to the jail is on “K” Street on the Northwest side of the Justice Center. To set up a visit, contact the jail at 608-269-8759. The fax number for the jail is 608-269-2164.

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