Juneau County Jail – Mauston, WI

Juneau County Jail is in Juneau County, Wisconsin and is the correctional facility for that area. Looking for someone locked up at Juneau County Jail? This page will tell you info about anything you might want to know about Juneau County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Juneau County Jail? Find inmate mughsots. The jail’s address and phone number. Bailing out of jail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information. And more…

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The prospect of getting arrested and going to jail is a daunting and scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. This guide is designed to give you all the information and tips that you need to make the process easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and also any feedback or comments that could be a benefit to others will be much appreciated.

General Information


Juneau County Jail
Justice Center – Room 1110 200 Oak Street
Mauston, WI 53948

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend in jail and don’t know how to locate them?

Do you know somebody that’s been arrested and you need to find out where they are?

To search who is in jail at Juneau County Jail you will need to visit their link and use the inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Juneau County Jail Inmate Locator has information on persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. You can also find information on anybody arrested and booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Inmates are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to locate their arrest information more quickly if you have the arrestee’s name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.

If the inmate you are looking for is at another jail you will want to look here, too: Wisconsin County Jails


A mugshot, also known as a booking photograph, is the picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one full face and a side picture. Your name and booking number will appear on the mugshot, and they are stored at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of people who have been arrested can be searched on the Juneau County Jail website, or you can see them at the Juneau County Jail. When viewing online you will have to input the first and last name, and an arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Do you want to get your mugshot taken down from the Juneau County Jail website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you have to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about removing your mugshot, the various websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your only thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, bail will be decided either by bail schedule or magistrate. If no bail is set this might 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 do bail out of jail you must agree to be in court on your court date, and until that date you won’t be allowed to leave the county.

Typically, prisoners are given an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and act right while incarcerated.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. Either you will have to return to jail each day when you’re finished working, or you might have the chance to live in a halfway house instead of the jail.


Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts to get out of jail pending trial. Your bail amount is dictated by how serious your crime is. Someone will have to post 10 percent of the total amount set in order for you to be released. If you fail to show up for your court date, the person that bailed you out of jail will lose that money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the Juneau County Jail. If know the pertinent information, like name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is never fun, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, you need to find out if it is a “Cash Bond Only” situation. If it is, you won’t be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they won’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve posted (paid) bond, the prisoner will be released. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you just can’t afford to pay it, you you should try to hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge you a fee of 10-15% of the total amount of bail set, and sometimes charge a minimum fee of $100. This money will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bail bondsman will in these cases request to use your assets as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

If you need a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Find a Bail Bondsman in Juneau County

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Work Release
  • Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance

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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake procedure includes the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • You must answer some basic questions, such as your legal name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be issued an inmate number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you are discharged.
  • You will be allowed to use the telephone in order to contact family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you you will have to change into a jail jumpsuit.

Have you been arrested and gone through jail intake? If you have, you should tell us what happened. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? Were you treated fairly? Can you tell us secrets that might help other people that get arrested make it through the process?

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Discharge Procedures

Once you are able to post bail, you will be discharged from jail. Getting discharged may take anywhere from 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the quicker you post bail, the sooner you will be freed. How quickly you get discharged depends on whether or not you’ve got a cash bond amount or if a judge still needs to figure out the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will simply be booked and released on your own recognizance. If you have served a sentence in jail and know the release date, plan to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

for your arrest, or if you need to start your sentence, it is highly advisable that you do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, go to the jail, and tell someone that you think there may be an outstanding warrant for your arrest. A record check will be run, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order lists. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Only bring required items when you go, such as a driver’s license or state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, and a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

To have visitors, you must give each visitor’s name to the jail before anyone can visit them. Your visitors will be entered in a Visiting log for the requesting inmate. Every visitor is required to provide acceptable photo identification when visiting an inmate. Any visitors arriving late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Visitation procedures at Juneau County Jail are always changing, so it would be wise to double-check the jail site before you go to the jail to visit.

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 usually more expensive than phone calls made at home. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but bear in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges may be limited or forbidden completely.

The Juneau County Jail phone number is:

Sending Mail to Inmates

All inmate mail must be sent using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You shouldn’t use any other form of mail delivery. You must write or type the prisoner’s name, inmate ID, and jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a box, envelope with padding, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. All mail is opened and inspected by the officers at the jail, and will get returned to the sender if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to someone incarcerated at Juneau County Jail:

Juneau County Jail
Justice Center – Room 1110 200 Oak Street
Mauston, WI 53948

Here is how you should address the letter:

Juneau County Jail
Justice Center – Room 1110 200 Oak Street
Mauston, WI 53948

The inmate mail policy at Juneau County Jail changes frequently, so it would be best to check the site when you send a letter to an inmate.

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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you need to be aware that you still have rights, one of these is that you have the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so you would be wise to get a friend or relative to find a lawyer when you call. I know you’re probably asking yourself right now ‘but do I really need a lawyer’ You are not required to have an attorney for some criminal charges, a criminal attorney will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the complicated legal system that you are now faced with. The sooner you get an attorney working on your charges, the better.

For more information about this subject, read our guide: How to Find an Attorney in Juneau County

Public Defender

If you need an attorney, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. Also, the Public Defender Office has a number of staff such as private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. Public Defenders are licensed attorneys, members of the Wisconsin State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are a matter of public record. Court records contain a court case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and all documents that have been filed in the case. You can access your court records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk’s office of the Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Juneau County Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that maintains the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the court verdict when the jury has finished deliberations. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your case are held at Clerk of Court’s office.


Court costs and court fees are the fees and charges from your court case, such as filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you can’t afford to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.


The Juneau County magistrate is the person that will preside on your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, which include deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and acting as the presiding judge over first court appearances and detention hearings.


A pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and information about the arrestee’s life and public history, which the magistrate will review and take into account when determining your sentence. Information will be solicited from the defendant, his or her family members, and in some circumstances the victim of the crime. Remember you are able to request to see your own copy of the pre-sentencing report before sentencing, so you can review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.


If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to prison or jail time. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may be locked up immediately, or you could get a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.

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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if someone is currently in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To do this, you need to access the jail’s website, and search by:

  • Their name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if your friend or family member is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records online or you can call the jail. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask one of the officers. Bear in mind that if you do have an outstanding warrant, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and the date of their arrest, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is a matter of public record and this information is freely available.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be warrants. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders must be listed and registered on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex crime. You can access this information on the internet, but remember that you will not see the exact address, but only the neighborhood block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. They include a court case file containing a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your case. You are able to access your court records on their website, or at Clerk of Court office in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal background. These databases are connected so you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. Go to courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases will not find out if someone has had any moving violations, like:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for driving histories, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How hard was it? Did you search online or did you call the courthouse? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that people look up criminal backgrounds and records, and your story could help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    For Federal crimes, the FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Juneau County,the Juneau County Sheriff’s Department has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.

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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of spending time in Juneau County Jail is no fun, in time you will get used to the daily routine there. You will get a wake-up alarm at six in the morning, and then roll call. Next, you will get breakfast. When you finish breakfast you will be required to 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 Juneau 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 Juneau 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 rules for sending money to jail inmates is always changing, so it would be best to review the official Juneau County Jail site before you send funds to an inmate there.


    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.


    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.


    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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    Types of Jobs at Juneau County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Juneau 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 Juneau County Jail


    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to 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:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You 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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    Have you ever been incarcerated in this jail? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this jail?

    If yes, then please leave a comment below about it. Write down what you experienced because other people will know what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in what you write:

    • Conditions in Juneau County Jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Jail staff and Guards
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gang activity
    • Inmate programs and activities

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    Tell Your Story

    Everybody who’s been arrested and thrown in jail has some stories about their time ‘inside’. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What happened to you while you were locked up? How did you get along with the other inmates? How did it affect you to go to jail?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Did you meet some cool folks in jail? Want to say wassup to an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Throw a shout out to them here.

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