Washburn County WI Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 15, 2024
421 Hwy 63, Shell Lake, WI 54871
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 429, Shell Lake, WI 54871

Washburn 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 NCIC Inmate Telephone Services, 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 Washburn Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 715-468-4720.

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

The Washburn Co Jail is a detention center located at 421 Hwy 63 Shell Lake, WI which is operated locally by the Washburn 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. Washburn County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Shell 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.

If you are sentenced to serve time at the Washburn County Jail and are currently employed or enrolled in a qualifying educational institution, you may be eligible to continue your employment or schooling under the Huber Law and the specific requirements of the Washburn County Jail. The facility is committed to facilitating the use of Huber privileges for all eligible inmates.

Due to the stringent requirements and the substantial amount of paperwork involved, it is highly recommended that prospective inmates contact a Huber Officer for guidance. These officers can provide detailed information and assist with the necessary preparations. Future inmates are encouraged to arrange a meeting to pick up a Huber Packet before beginning their sentence. This packet contains all necessary details and paperwork, which can also be viewed and printed via the provided link. The contact information for the Huber Officer is available above for any inquiries.

For those convicted and granted Huber privileges in another county, there is an opportunity to serve the sentence in Washburn County as a Huber Transfer. This process also involves strict requirements and extensive paperwork. Interested individuals should view and print the Huber Transfer paperwork from the link below and are advised to contact a Huber Officer to discuss any questions related to this transfer process.

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 Washburn 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

To schedule a personal visit with an inmate you must check in at the front desk of the sheriff’s office. No visits will be permitted without a valid identification. Visits are scheduled on a first come first served basis.

Visits are video based. You will not have any personal contact with the inmate.

Visitation hours, at the Sheriff’s Office, are Monday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visitations are closed on legal holidays.

Inmates are allowed 2 – 30 minute visits a day. To be allowed to visit an inmate you must be on their approved visitors list. This list can contain 7 immediate family members and 3 non-family members and can be changed monthly.

All visitors must be 18 years of age unless they are the sibling or child of the inmate or by court order. Any juvenile visits must be supervised by an approved adult.

All visits are monitored and recorded by jail staff.

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