Polk County WI Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 17, 2024
1005 W Main St, Ste 900, Balsam Lake, WI 54810

Polk 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 Polk County WI Jail

You can support your loved ones at Polk Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 715-485-8370.

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

The Polk Co Jail is a detention center located at 1005 W Main St, Ste 900 Balsam Lake, WI which is operated locally by the Polk 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. Polk County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Balsam Lake 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 Polk County Jail, a 160-bed facility that opened in 2003, houses both pre-sentence and sentenced inmates across all security classification levels, from maximum to minimum security. The Corrections Division is led by Captain Matt Lechman, supported by a dedicated team including one Jail Lieutenant, four Jail Sergeants, 25 Corrections Officers, one Program Service Officer, and one Administrative Assistant/Records Specialist. Inmate medical care is provided by Polk County Public Health.

Inmates sentenced to serve time at the Polk County Jail who are currently employed or enrolled in a qualifying school may be allowed to continue their employment or education under the Huber Law and the Polk County Jail's requirements. For those not employed but seeking employment assistance, the Programs Service Office can be contacted via inmate request upon arrival or read through the Huber Registration Rules Packet 10.06.22.pdf.

To facilitate the use of Huber privileges, all eligible inmates are encouraged to prepare in advance. Given the strict requirements and substantial paperwork involved, future inmates should visit the provided link to view and print the necessary Huber paperwork before reporting to jail. Completed packets can be submitted to the Program Service Officer prior to serving the sentence, allowing staff to process the information in advance and enabling inmates to start utilizing work release as soon as possible.

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 Polk 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 aid@inmateaid.com, 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 Polk County Jail utilizes video visitation services provided by Securus Technologies to meet our visitation needs. All inmate visitation is done via video visitation. Please visit videovisitanywhere.com to set up an account and schedule visits. Visitor accounts will be approved or denied within a day or two. Upon approval, visitors will be able to begin scheduling visits. If denied, please fix the issue with your account and resubmit it for approval.

Once on the site you will need to click on the “SIGN UP” button to create an account. Steps to enroll and register is available by clicking here.
Visitation hours
Remote Video Visitation:
7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 6:40 p.m. will be blacked out for operational considerations.
Pricing is set by and payable through Securus. Pricing is subject to change.
Current visitation rates are:
20 minute visit - $12.99
40 minute visit - $25.98

If your visit does not work or does not happen due to any number of reasons we have no control over refunds. You will need to talk to the customer service department at Securus Technologies. In-person face-to-face visits will not be allowed in exchange for visits that did not work.

On-site Video Visitation:

  • Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • There is no fee for on-site visitation.

You must create an account and schedule an appointment to have on-site visits. Visitors must be at least 18 years old to visit without a parent or legal guardian. Juvenile children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The parent or legal guardian must be an authorized visitor of the inmate. Note: All visitation is recorded and/or monitored.

Ask The Inmate

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