Racine County Jail (RJC)

County Jail

Last Updated: May 16, 2024
717 Wisconsin Ave, Racine, WI 53403-1237

Racine 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 TouchPay. 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

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You can support your loved ones at Racine Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 262-636-3929.

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 Racine County Jail (RJC) so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Racine Co Jail is a detention center located at 717 Wisconsin Ave Racine, WI which is operated locally by the Racine 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. Racine County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Racine 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 Racine County Jail (RCJ) is one of the largest pre-detention facilities in Wisconsin, with a maximum capacity of 876 detainees. This expansive facility occupies an entire city block in downtown Racine and is equipped with its own health and mental health services, privatized food and commissary services, one of the state's only in-house Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) programs, Chaplain's programming, a law library, a visiting area, and newly implemented video visitation services.

During the intake and admissions process, any money a detainee possesses is placed into an inmate trust account managed by the jail, in accordance with Wis. Stat. § 303.08(3). This trust account can be used for commissary purchases, medical fees, Huber fees, and other authorized disbursements.

Family members and friends can deposit cash, money orders, or cashier’s checks directly into an inmate’s account using the kiosk located at the 24-hour jail entrance off 8th Street.

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 Racine County Jail (RJC).

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

To ensure the safe, secure, and orderly operation of the facility and to control contraband, all people and items entering or exiting the jail are subject to search. This includes visual, pat, and/or frisk searches conducted by staff of the same sex as the individual being searched. Individuals not in custody who refuse to submit to such searches will be required to leave the jail. In emergencies, all visits to the jail may be canceled.

Inmates classified as Minimum Inmates, AODA participants, Huber inmates, Community Service Workers, and Inmate Workers are allowed non-contact visits (behind glass with a telephone) from family or friends on Sundays during designated visitation times for their security level and housing unit. It is the responsibility of the inmate to inform their visitors of these times, as jail staff will not provide visitation information. Each minimum inmate is allowed one 20-minute visit per week. Inmates on disciplinary status do not receive visitation privileges.

Visitors must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by an adult, and must be completely sober. Cell phones are prohibited in the Law Enforcement Center during visitation. Visitors are required to present a photo identification card that includes their name, date of birth, hair color, sex/race, height, weight, and eye color. Only four visitors are allowed per inmate visit, regardless of the visitors' ages. Visits will be terminated if any inmate or visitor engages in inappropriate behavior or uses inappropriate language.

Inmates not located on a floor listed for scheduled visitation times and not on disciplinary status are eligible for video visits only. These visits can be scheduled at the computer provided in the lobby of the Main Street Professional Entrance of the Racine County Jail at 8:00 am to 11:00 am, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Registration times for Sunday non-contact "Face to Face" inmate visitation:

  • 2EW - 7:30 am-8:00 am
  • 2EE - 8:45 am-9:15 am
  • 2C - 10:15am-10:45am
  • 3EW dayroom 3 & 4 - 11:15am-11:45am
  • 3EE - 1:00 pm-1:30 pm
  • 3EW dayroom 5 - 2:45 pm-3:15 pm
  • 2A & 3A - 3:30 pm-4:00 pm
  • 4C - 4:15 pm-4:45 pm

Rules for Video Visitation:

  • You must be 18 years of age to register as a user for the video visitation system.
  • Inmates are not allowed to give the phone to any other inmate during your video visit.
  • A visit will terminate if any nudity or simulated sexual acts transpire.
  • A visit will terminate if any suspected gang activity transpires.
  • All video visits are recorded and monitored.
  • Video visits can be ended by the correctional staff at any time for the safety and security of the facility without notice.
  • Video visitation times coincide with the professional visitor times.

Professional Visitation

Contact visits with attorneys of record, counselors, and/or other recognized professional people are permitted between the hours of 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM. However, during the times listed below, no visitation will be conducted unless otherwise authorized.

  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

During designated inmate shower times, professional visits will only be allowed in the intake area unless otherwise authorized.

CLICK HERE - To Register for Video Visitation

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