Chippewa County Jail – Chippewa Falls, WI

Chippewa County Jail is in Chippewa County and is the jail for this county. Know somebody incarcerated at Chippewa County Jail? This page gives you info about anything you might want to know about Chippewa County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Chippewa County Jail? How to view Chippewa County Jail mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bail and how to get out of jail. Booking and intake procedures. Chippewa County court information. And much much more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary idea, not only for whoever gets arrested, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. The purpose of this guide is to give information that you need to make going to jail a lot easier. If you have questions, feel free to ask them, and any comments or feedback that could help other people in the same situation is welcome.

General Information

Address

Chippewa County Jail
50 E Spruce St.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 715-726€‘7704
Fax:

Map and Directions


Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that is in jail and don’t know how to find out where they are?

Has someone that’s been arrested and you need to find out what jail they’re in?

In order to search who’s in jail at Chippewa County Jail you have to navigate to their website and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Chippewa County Jail Inmate Roster is an online list of persons who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes status, how much their bail is, and times the inmate can have visitors. You can get the same information about anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You’ll be able to find their arrest information fast if you enter their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If the person you are looking for is at another jail you will want to check the other Wisconsin county jails in our Wisconsin County Jail Guide: Wisconsin Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail intake picture, is the photograph that the police take when you are booked into jail. They will take one frontal photo and a profile picture. Your name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they’re stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots are on the Chippewa County Jail website, or you can view them at the Chippewa County Jail. When viewing mugshots online you will need to enter the inmate’s full name, and an arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to have your mugshot taken down from the Chippewa County Jail website? This can be tricky, because your mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. Basically, this means that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be accessible. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the various mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

If you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is about how to get out. After booking, your bail amount is determined by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and in the meantime you can’t go out of town.

In most cases, an inmate at Chippewa County Jail will be given time off in exchange for good behavior if they follow the rules and act right while in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to participate in work release. You will be required to return to jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is how much money that you will be required to pay to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will be required to pay is determined by how serious your charges are. Someone you know will need to pay to the courts 10% of the amount set before you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your scheduled court date, whoever posted your bail will lose all of the bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Chippewa County Jail. If know the pertinent information, including name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can find out how much their bail is on the Chippewa County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is never a fun thing, but most of the time, it’s really easy. First of all, you have to find out if their bail is a “Cash Bond Only”. If it is, you can’t use a Bail Bondsman. They only accept cash at the jail, so you have to take cash – the jail can’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the prisoner will be discharged. If they don’t violate the terms of their bail, you’ll get your money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge a fee of 10-15% of the bail amount, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This money is non-refundable and the bondsman only accepts cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in most cases require that they use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a local bail bondsman go to: Bail bondsman

Have you ever used the services of bail bondsman to bail someone out of jail? If you have, please leave a comment below and tell about your experience, and let us know how it worked out for you.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Get Out For Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake process is made up of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • You will have to answer a number of questions, such as your full legal name, home address, birthdate and contact person.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All personal property will be taken from you and stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the telephone in order to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, they will let you keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will be given a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through processing at jail? If so, please tell us what happened. How long did it take to get processed? How were you treated? Can you tell us things that might help other people that get arrested to get through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. So, the faster you can pay your bail, the sooner you will get released. Also, it will depend on if you have a cash bond amount or if the magistrate has to decide on how much your bail will be. For a minor charge, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served out your jail sentence and have a release date, you should expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you have to start your sentence, you should follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail processing area, and tell someone that you think they might have a warrant for your arrest. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If it is for a jail sentence, go to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order states. Make sure that you aren’t late. Only bring allowed items when you go, for example a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, as well as the copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to list information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be put in a log of visitors as an authorized visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Visitors arriving late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
The Chippewa County Jail visitation procedures frequently change, so it would be wise to visit the official jail site before you go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

The only phone calls that inmates are allowed to make are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Jail phone calls are a lot pricier than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind that every inmate wants to use the phone too, so they can call their family. If you break the rules, phone privileges may be limited or cut altogether.

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Sending Mail to Inmates

Any mail that you send to an inmate must be mailed using the actual US Postal Service. You can’t use any other method of mail or package delivery. You have to write or type the inmate’s name, inmate ID number, and the address of the jail on the letter that you send. Do not send anything in a package, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. All mail that you send to inmates will be opened and examined by the jail staff, and the mail will get returned to the sender if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Chippewa County Jail:

Chippewa County Jail
50 E Spruce St.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Chippewa County Jail
50 E Spruce St.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729


The inmate mail policy at Chippewa County Jail can change, so be sure to review the official website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, one of these is the right to request a lawyer. You don’t get to make many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you have a friend or family member find an attorney for you. You’re probably asking yourself ‘do I really need a lawyer?’ You can represent yourself if you reall want to, but, a criminal defense attorney will make sure you know your rights, protect your interests and show you the way through the court system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on the benefits of hiring a lawyer, click here: How to Find an Attorney

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you will be given a public defender for a lawyer. The Public Defender’s Office has access to independent investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social workers. Public Defenders are licensed lawyers that are admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar Association and are licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you ever had to use the services of a Public Defender? Are you happy with how they handled your case?

Court Records

Court records are are public and available to anyone who requests them. They contain a case file with a docket and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed. You can access your court case records using the website, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.

Clerk of Court

The Chippewa County Clerk of Court is a member of the court who maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All court records relating to your case are kept at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees are the costs associated with your court case, which include filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you can get a waiver for these fees.

Magistrate

The Chippewa County magistrate is the type of judge that will preside on your case in court. Magistrate judges do a number of things, like determing how much your bail will be, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is completed to include information about the arrestee’s background and details of the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate judge will take into account when determining the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim. Don’t forget you can request to see a copy of this report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct the mistakes.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, which include community service to probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you may be taken into custody immediately, or you could get a date that you are required to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Are you trying to find out if a family member of friend is incarcerated, or has gone to jail in the past?

To find this out you should query the Chippewa County jail website, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their booking date.
  • or inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have a warrant out for your arrest, you can access court records online or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that if there is an arrest warrant out for you, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, as well as the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are public record and this is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, like, subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders are registered and listed on both a national and state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex offense. You are able to view this information on the internet, but remember that you won’t find the actual address, just the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and any of the filings and documents filed in the court case. You are able to access your court records online, or at Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal background. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You can go to county courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and in the event that it was in a different state, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

When you look up a person’s crminal records you are able to get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find if someone had:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this kind of information, you have to do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? Was it easy? Dis you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the Chippewa County courthouse? Was it correct? There are many reasons that people search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your story could help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI keeps a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Chippewa County,The Sheriff’s Department maintains their own list of the top most wanted criminals in the county.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List:


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of being incarcerated in the Chippewa County jail is something you wish you could avoid, in time you will become accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm to wake up at six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will eat breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the program that has been assigned to you. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Chippewa County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Chippewa County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The procedure to send funds to jail inmates might change, so review the official Chippewa County Jail site before you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Chippewa County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Chippewa County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Chippewa County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been a prisoner in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Chippewa County Jail?

    If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced because others can find out what to expect.

    Things you can write in what you write:

    • Conditions in Chippewa County Jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? What about the other inmates? Did going to jail affect your life? How?

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    Make some good friends in jail? Need to get in touch with someone you met in jail? Post a message to them below.

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