Portage County WI Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 17, 2024
1500 Strongs Ave, Stevens Point, WI 54481

Portage 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 Reliance Telephone System, 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 Portage County WI Jail

You can support your loved ones at Portage Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 715-346-1259.

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

The Portage Co Jail is a detention center located at 1500 Strongs Ave Stevens Point, WI which is operated locally by the Portage 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. Portage County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Stevens Point 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 Portage County Sheriff's Office is responsible for operating the Portage County Jail, the Portage County Juvenile Detention Facility, and all associated programs. This division ensures the security, health, welfare, and support of inmates under its care.

The Corrections Division employs 25 full-time Corrections Officers, five full-time Corrections Corporals, a Captain, a Sergeant, and a Juvenile Detention Superintendent. To provide meals for inmates, the Portage County Jail continues to use the food service vendor Summit, which staffs the kitchen and cooks the meals.

The jail has a comprehensive support team, including a full-time social worker assigned by Human Services, a part-time psychiatrist from Human Services, and a full-time teacher assigned to the Juvenile Detention Center by the Stevens Point School District. Medical care is provided part-time through a contract with Southern Health Partners, which supplies a doctor and a registered nurse (RN). Additionally, Mid-State Technical College offers High School Equivalency (HSED)/GED instruction on a part-time basis.

Furthermore, Portage County benefits from various services provided at no cost or on a volunteer basis. These services include religious programs, grandparent mentoring for youth, drug and alcohol treatment, and job coaching, all of which contribute to the rehabilitation and support of inmates within the Corrections Division. View more information in the Inmate Rules Handbook.

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 Portage 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

Personal Visits (Friends & Family)

Inmates at the Portage County Jail may be visited by friends and family using our video visitation system. Visitation may be conducted remotely, meaning from your home or practically anywhere else, or you may choose to visit them on-site at the Jail. In-person "face-to-face" visits are no longer conducted in order to enhance the safety, security, and efficiency of the facility.

Proper conduct and decorum are required during your visit. All non-attorney visits are subject to recording and monitoring. Any violation of jail rules or law will be prosecuted, and future visitation privileges may be lost.

Video Visitation

Easy instructions on adding funds to an inmate's account and scheduling video visits can be found at:


On-site Visitation at the Jail

Visitation may also be conducted at the Portage County Jail using two video visitation booths that are provided at no charge. Each inmate is given one free on-site visit per week.

On-site visitation times:

  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There is no on-site visitation on legal holidays. All visits are subject to cancellation without notice due to the safety, security, and operational needs of the facility.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.