Walworth County WI Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 15, 2024
Address
1770 County Rd NN , Elkhorn, WI 53121
Beds
512
County
Walworth
Phone
262-741-4400
Email
walcosh@co.walworth.wi.us
Mailing Address
PO Box 1004, Elkhorn, WI 53121

Walworth 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 Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, 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 AccessCorrections. 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 Walworth Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 262-741-4400.

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

The Walworth Co Jail is a detention center located at 1770 County Rd NN Elkhorn, WI which is operated locally by the Walworth 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. Walworth County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Elkhorn 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 Walworth County Jail, located on the north side of Highway NN in the Town of Geneva, opened its doors in November 1995 as a facility with 398 beds. Following an expansion in 2003, the facility now boasts a total of 512 beds. In 2002, the Sheriff's Office/Jail was annexed into the City of Elkhorn to accommodate the relocation of the Judicial Center to the County complex. This jail accommodates both male and female inmates in direct supervision housing units and holds individuals arrested for various offenses, ranging from minor traffic violations to first-degree murder, pending sentencing or bond/bail arrangements.

In Wisconsin, individuals cannot currently be sentenced to county jail for more than one year per charged offense; however, those facing serious charges may spend longer periods in jail due to the duration of the trial process. The civilian jail staff, composed of dedicated public servants, manages the daily operations, ensuring the safety and security of all inmates, staff, and visitors. They uphold all federal, state, and local laws, providing inmates with basic necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter while maintaining a respectful and safe environment.

Upon reporting to jail, inmates are advised to bring minimal personal property as the facility provides all necessary clothing and hygiene products, which can also be purchased through the jail commissary. No external items are permitted within the secured areas. All funds brought by inmates are deposited into an inmate trust account, used for purchasing commissary items, medical services, and other expenses. A booking fee is applied to all sentenced inmates for any bookings related to the sentenced charge.

The jail provides three meals daily, with additional items available for purchase. Healthcare services are available around the clock, managed by Southern Health Partners. If inmates are taking prescription medications, they are required to bring them along, and these must be current and verified by the prescribing physician. The jail's medical staff may prescribe additional or replacement medications. Medication passes occur three times daily for those in the Huber section and twice daily for those in the main jail. Inmates reporting to serve a term must arrive punctually as scheduled, with a 0.00% blood alcohol and controlled substance level; non-compliance could result in disciplinary actions and delay eligibility for Electronic Monitoring. More details about Electronic Monitoring can be found on the designated information page.

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 Walworth 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

Regular Visitation with family and friends is completed via video through our telephone vendor ViaPath Technologies. Please follow this link to set up a visitation account. https://www.gettingout.com/

Video Visitation can be scheduled by the visitor or requested electronically by the inmates utilizing computers, tablets, or smart phones at a rate of $0.25 a minute. Visitors without access to internet devices may visit our facility. Visitors coming to the Walworth County Jail Lobby, can start a free video visit Monday-Friday, during the hours of 8:00 am to 10:00 am, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 3:15 pm - 4 pm, and 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Visits are restricted to 30 minute time limits. Visitation privileges for both the visitor and the inmate may be suspended at any time for violation of rules. It is the responsibility of each inmate to inform visitors of rule changes.

Visitation Rules include:

  • Onsite visitors must be 18 years or older unless accompanied by their legal guardian.
  • Boisterous, loud, or disruptive conduct may result in termination of the visit and suspension of privileges.
  • Proper attire is required for onsite visitation.
  • Nudity or exposure of any breasts, genitals, or buttocks will result in termination of the visit and suspension of privileges for a significant time frame.
  • Visitors will not be allowed to bring food or beverages into the onsite visitation area.

Professional visitation for legal counsel and related professionals, P& P agents, authorized religious leaders, educators, and any other persons approved by Jail Administration may be allowed daily from 7 am – 10 pm. Professionals who are related to the inmate may also require additional approval from Jail Administration to ensure that visitation time is used for professional matters and not personal visit time.

Ask The Inmate

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