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Adams County Jail Information
400 South Main Street
Adams, WI 53910-9360
Phone Number: (608) 339-4239
The Adams County Jail is located at 400 South Main Street in Adams, WI and is a medium security county jail operated by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department.This guide will tell you information about everything a person needs to know about the Adams County Jail, such as how to locate an inmate at the Adams County Jail, the jail’s phone number and address, intake procedures, how to find your court records, and lots more.
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This guide is meant to offer information and tips that you’ll need to make going to jail easier. If you have specific questions, please feel free to ask them, and also any feedback or comments that could be beneficial to others will be appreciated.
Adams County Jail Inmate Search
Do you have a family member or friend that is incarcerated and don’t know how to contact them? Do you know a family member or friend that’s been arrested and you want to find them?
In order to search who is in jail at the Adams County Jail you should use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Adams County Jail Inmate List is an online list of people who have been arrested and are in jail, which includes status, and times you can visit. Also, you are able to get info about anybody who has been arrested or released in the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You’ll be able to get the information fast if you’ve got your friend or family member’s first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID Number.
Adams County Jail Policies and Procedures
The intake procedure at the Adams County Jail takes you through these steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some simple questions, such as what is your full legal name, home address, birth date and a contact person, and you will also be asked about your mental and medical history. Next, You will be given an inmate ID number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
You will get to make a phone call to call a member of your family, friend, or loved one.
If they expect that you will make bail and be released quickly, you might be able 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.
Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged will take anywhere from 10 minutes to all day long. In simple terms, the quicker bail is posted, the sooner you can get out of jail. Also, how fast you get released can depend on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the magistrate must determine the amount of bail to be set. For minor offenses, you will get booked and then released on your recognizance without having to pay bail. When you have served your sentence and know the discharge date, plan to be released in the morning.
Adams County Jail Visitation
To have visitors, you must give each visitor’s name and date of birth to the Adams County Jail before anyone can visit them. This information will be put in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Every visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that is not an approved visitor will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so you should call the jail at (608) 339-4239 before you go to the jail to visit.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
In order to visit an inmate at the Adams County Jail you have to first have your name on this person’s approved visitation list.
Make sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No cellphones are allowed at Adams County Jail, and you will be searched before visiting. No personal belongings. Persons probation, parole, or other community corrections supervision must get the permission of both the superintendent and their individual supervising officer before visiting. Usually is not normally approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 is related to the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is under the age of 18 and is not a family member of the inmate, this visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Adams County Jail. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Adams County Jail is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
The mailing address for the Adams County Jail is:
Adams County Jail
400 South Main Street
Adams, WI 53910-9360
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Adams County Jail
400 South Main Street
Adams, WI 53910-9360
The Adams County Jail mail policy changes, so you should review the the Adams County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Adams County Jail. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Adams County Jail to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check arrest warrants on the Adams County jail website or you can call the jail directly. You have to have the person’s first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, by phone, in person, or look online. An arrest is in the public record and this is freely available.
Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that contains a docket sheet and all of the documents filed in the court case. You can access court records on the website, or at the Adams County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains records of a person’s criminal background. These databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from any other state. You can go to the Adams County Courthouse and check in person, or check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and in the event that it was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more complete search.
A criminal history search you can find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes, which can include, drug offenses, kidnapping, rape or other sexual assault, violent crimes, or property crimes like theft or larceny.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending funds to someone in jail are always changing, so it would be best to review the Adams County Jail site before you send any funds.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Adams County Jail
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.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Adams County Jail uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (608) 339-4239 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Adams County Jail store. You can buy different things here, like toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will most likely need to buy things from the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.
The Commissary will sell a selection of different products that the inmate can purchase if they have money in their commissary account. These products include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as hygiene products like soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from the Adams County Jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Calls made in jail are usually more expensive than regular phone calls. 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 lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, an inmate’s phone privileges could be reduced or eliminated altogether.
The Adams County Jail phone number is: (608) 339-4239
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have a monopoly at every facility that they operate the phone services for, which means that they get to set the prices. The money these phone service providers make off of all of the inmate phone calls are split with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Adams County Jail. The rates are posted and there are at least two types of prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three factors will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For state prisons and local jails finding out how to lower your inmates phone charges is more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you a lot of money on calling your inmate. In some cases, we won’t be able to save you any money, and therefore we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In these cases, the jail has set their phone rates in a way that nobody can save you money.
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