Vernon County WI Detention Center

County Jail

Last Updated: May 21, 2024
Address
1320 Bad Axe Ct, Viroqua, WI 54665
County
Vernon
Phone
608-637-5780
Fax
608-637-5565
Email
vcdc@vernoncounty.org

Vernon 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

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You can support your loved ones at Vernon Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 608-637-5780.

When someone you care about gets arrested, it can be overwhelming. This webpage aims to ease your concerns by providing information about Vernon County WI Detention Center. From visitation guidelines to contacting jail staff, we're here to support you as you navigate this challenging time. Take a look around and let us help you understand how to best support your family member or friend in custody.

The Vernon Co Jail, located at 1320 Bad Axe Ct in Viroqua, WI, is a secure detention center operated by the Vernon County Sheriff's Office. This facility primarily houses individuals awaiting trial or sentencing, typically for less than two years. It accepts inmates from various jurisdictions, including surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service, and the Viroqua Police Department.

New detainees are regularly admitted to the jail, with some being released on bail or placed under pretrial services caseloads. Others await their court appearances at the facility, receiving necessary accommodations such as bedding and meals. View all arrest records here.

After processing, inmates are assigned to a housing area based on classification. Appeals to classification must be submitted in writing within ten days, explaining any perceived inaccuracies. A written response will follow. Classifications are reviewed periodically, considering changes in charges or behavior. Compliance with jail rules typically results in a lower classification and more privileges, while rule violations or additional charges lead to a higher classification and fewer privileges. Notices are issued for reclassification, and appeals follow the same procedure as initial classifications. Inmates serving as trustees within the jail undertake various tasks, including cooking, laundry, and commissary management, often receiving minimal compensation or sentence reduction for their services.

Books and magazines ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

Inmate workers are chosen based on conduct and cooperation with staff. Participation in the community service program can reduce sentences by one day for every 24 hours of work. Inmate workers receive double feeding trays and two mattresses. Commissary is available weekly, with orders submitted via kiosk two days in advance. On holidays, orders may be doubled. Indigent inmates must miss two commissary days to receive a weekly indigent pack containing basic hygiene items, and indigent mail is stamped only for the Attorney of Record or the Court. Upon receiving commissary items, inmates must present their ID, check their order, and sign for it in the presence of the commissary employee.

The jail offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Alternatively, setting up an account through a third-party phone company may entail high fees per minute of usage. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

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 Vernon County WI Detention Center.

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

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Visitation will be on the following days and times:

  • Female inmates will visit on Monday & Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm and on Sundays from 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm.
  • Male inmates will visit on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm and on Saturdays from 08:00 am to 11:00 am and 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Visitation is limited to one (1) thirty (30) minute non-contact visit per weekday and one (1) sixty (60) minute visit on Saturday and Sunday. Weekend visits must be scheduled by calling Master Control. Calls to schedule visits will not be allowed earlier than 8:00 AM on the Monday of the week of the visit. If all visitation spots are full, the calling person may schedule a time for the following week. During the weekend visits, the inmate may see up to two visitors. The visits will be one person at a time and the visitors may change out only once.

The phone number to call to schedule a visit is 608-638-5780.

All visitors must register on the visitor’s sheet and staff will enter their names in the computer visitation log. No one under 18 years old will be permitted to visit unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. A child may visit with an inmate if staff ascertains that the child is the inmate’s child. Visitors who appear under the influence of drugs or intoxicants will not be allowed to visit an inmate. Visitors convicted of smuggling or have attempted to smuggle contraband into the Vernon County Jail will be barred from visiting.

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