Wood County WI Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 15, 2024
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.

The phone carrier is InmateCanteen, 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 InmateCanteen.com.. 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 Wood Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 715-421-8730.

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

The Wood Co Jail is a 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, Wisconsin Rapids 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 Wood County Jail provides detailed guidelines and rules for its inmates, aimed at ensuring their safety, the security of the facility, and the welfare of staff, other law enforcement personnel, and visitors. These rules are in place to benefit the inmates; however, violations may lead to conduct reports, and, if proven, may result in jail discipline.

Inmates are expected to adhere strictly to these regulations as failure to comply can result in appropriate disciplinary actions or criminal prosecution. Segregation of inmates may occur for reasons such as rule violations, prevention of escape, protection of inmates and staff, and to safeguard inmates' health and welfare.

The jail offers a commissary service at least once a week where inmates can purchase items like candies, snacks, and personal hygiene products. Once an order is placed, there are no exchanges or refunds. If an inmate is released before receiving their items, these will be held for up to 30 days. Inmates can arrange to pick up their items by calling ahead.

Regarding personal items, inmates are allowed a limited number of specific belongings in the cell blocks:
- Up to three changes of underclothing, socks, and white handkerchiefs without writing, which can be labeled upon request.
- Religious items such as soft-covered prayer books, Bibles, and medals up to 2 inches in diameter or height.
- A maximum of two unframed photographs sized up to 5" x 7".
- One deck of playing cards and one approved game per cellblock at a time.
- Plain wedding bands, though the jail is not responsible for any loss.
- Reading materials must be mailed directly from the publisher.
- Jail-issue or commissary-purchased toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, shampoo, deodorant, and soap.
- Wooden pencils provided by the Jail, paperback books from the publisher or jail library (limit of 4), a styrofoam cup, court and legal papers, a limited amount of personal papers, and jail-issued shoes.

All personal property must fit within a provided storage container that closes properly. Sharp or dangerous items are strictly prohibited.

During visits, money can be deposited into the inmate's account, but no other items are accepted. All letters, paperwork, and pictures must be mailed. The jail is not responsible for any articles left beyond 30 days after an inmate's release; these will be disposed of.

For court appearances, inmates should note that these are scheduled by the courts, and the jail relies on court notifications for this information. Typically, individuals brought in on new charges or warrants appear before the Intake Courtroom Judge or via video conference at 1:30 pm the following day (Monday - Friday). This occurs on the 3rd floor of the City/County Building at 400 Market Street, Wisconsin Rapids, where the public can view the proceedings on a monitor. Bail for charges in Wood County or Wisconsin Rapids can be posted at the Clerk of Courts during business hours or at the front lobby of the Wood County Jail after hours.

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 Wood 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

Visitation - See the visitation section under Jail Rules - Click Here.

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. There are also 2 video visitation booths available for public use within the lobby of the Wood County Jail. Video Visitation hours: 9 am – 12 pm & 2 pm – 9 pm. 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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