Wood County WI Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 25, 2023
400 Market St, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Mailing Address
PO Box 8095, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Wood 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.

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Wood County WI Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 715-421-8730

The Wood County WI Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 400 Market St Wisconsin Rapids, WI which is operated locally by the Wood 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. Wood County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The following information and rules are to guide you if you are confined in the Wood County Jail. It will explain what is expected of you and the privileges you can earn.

The rules are for your benefit. If you violate the rules, you will be subject to a conduct report. If it is then found, either by admission or evidence presented, that you did commit a jail violation, you may be subject to some type of jail discipline.

The following rules, as set forth, are designed for the safekeeping and welfare of the inmates, security of the jail, and the safety of the Jail Staff, other law enforcement personnel, and visitors. Inmates who do not follow these rules are subject to appropriate discipline or criminal prosecution.

Inmates may be segregated for the following reasons:

  1. Violation of rules
  2. Prevention of escape
  3. Protection of inmates and Jail Staff
  4. Safeguard inmates’ health and welfare

Commissary will be provided at least once each week, Items such as candies, snacks, and some items for personal hygiene may be purchased. Once an order has been placed, it will be filled with no exchanges or refunds. If you are released before receiving the items, the items will be saved for a period not to exceed 30 days. You may pick up the items by calling in advance and setting up a time to pick up the items. If more information is needed, ask the Jail Staff.

Inmate Personal Items - Items permitted into the cell blocks are as follows:

  • 3 changes of underclothing, socks, handkerchiefs (white only-no writing)
  • Inmates may request to have their underclothing labeled with a marker to assist in identifying them. Staff will mark clean clothing only if requested to do so. Initials will be used.
  • Religious articles - soft-covered prayer books and Bibles
  • Religious medals not to exceed 2" in diameter or Height
  • Photographs - unframed except for paper folders (Limited to 2 only - no larger than 5" x 7")
  • Polaroid pictures are not allowed
  • One deck of playing cards per inmate
  • One approved game per cellblock at a time. No jigsaw puzzles allowed
  • Plain wedding bands (the jail is not responsible for loss of wedding bands kept by inmate)
  • Magazines, newspapers, etc. - mailed directly from Publisher
  • Stamped envelopes allowed only if purchased from Jail Commissary
  • No stamps to be sent in through mail
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste jail issue or Jail Commissary only
  • Comb - plastic with blunt ends, comb must be pliable
  • Shampoo - Allowed only if purchased from Jail Commissary
  • Deodorant - Allowed only if purchased from Jail Commissary
  • Soap - Allowed only if purchased from Jail Commissary
  • Wooden Pencils - as provided by Wood County Jail
  • Paperback Books - must be from publisher or jail Library (Jail library limit is 4 books)
  • Styrofoam cup (if issued)
  • Court and legal papers
  • Limited amount of personal papers (addresses, etc.)
  • Shoes -jail-issued

All personal property must fit inside the storage container Provided. The lid must close properly.


All personal items must be kept in the storage container, The only items which can be kept outside of your storage container are toiletries (kept on your shelf), wet towels (kept on your hooks), and dirty laundry (kept in laundry bags on hooks).No items will be dropped off at the Jail for you at any time, During a visit, money may be deposited by the visitor into your account. No other items will be accepted. Letters, paperwork, pictures, etc. must be mailed,

Jail authorities will not be held responsible for articles left at the jail by you for more than thirty (30) days after your release. Items left more than thirty (30) days will be disposed of

Inmate Locator

Wood County WI Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Wisconsin. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Wood County WI Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 715-421-8730.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

Visitation Information

Wood County WI Jail - Visitation

All persons entering in or leaving the jail area are subject to a complete search or their person and belongings. You have the right not to be searched and may exercise that right by not entering the jail area. Visits at the Wood County Jail are facilitated by use of a glass partitioned visitation booths and audio is via a handset. Legal services and agencies are allowed face to face visitation with inmates with prior notice.

Each inmate is allowed one visit per week that starts on Sunday. All visits must be made at least one day in advance by calling (715) 421-8730 first. Legal Services and outside departments are exempt from this visitation rule. The person requesting the visit must be the person scheduling the visit. The first appointment made will be honored. No more than two approved visitors will be allowed to visit the inmate during the visitation time period. Eating, drinking or excessive noise will be grounds for visit termination and restricted future visits.

Items or packages dropped off or mailed to Jail inmates are subject to search. Visitors under the age of 18 are not allowed to visit unless accompanied by a parent/guardian. The parent/guardian must remain with the person visiting at all times. All visits will last approximately 45 minutes. Valid picture identification must be provided upon request.

Visitors are not allowed to use cell phones or cellular devices while in the visiting booths. The use of a cell phone or cellular device while in the visitation booths will result in the immediate termination of the visit, restriction on future visits or possible criminal charges.

All visitation days and times are subject to cancellation without notice! Visits may be shortened or terminated at any time by jail staff at their discretion.

Visiting Hours:

Tuesday 10:15 AM 1:15 PM 2:15 PM 3:15 PM 4:15 PM 7:15 PM Wednesday 10:15 AM 1:15 PM 2:15 PM 3:15 PM 4:15 PM 7:15 PM Thursday 10:15 AM 1:15 PM 2:15 PM 3:15 PM 4:15 PM 7:15 PM Saturday 10:15 AM 1:15 PM 2:15 PM 3:15 PM 4:15 PM 7:15 PM Sunday 10:15 AM 1:15 PM 2:15 PM 3:15 PM 4:15 PM 7:15 PM

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