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The La Crosse Old Jail in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in La Crosse Old Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the La Crosse Old Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the La Crosse County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Wisconsin Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the La Crosse Old Jail are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

The other jail facility in La Crosse County, Wisconsin is: La Crosse Main Jail. In addition, La Crosse County houses the following juvenile facilities: La Crosse County Juvenile Detention Ctr, Western Regional Adolescent Center.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: La Crosse County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the La Crosse Old Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, La Crosse County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.



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Wisconsin La Crosse 60
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
Second Floor
300 4th Street North
La Crosse, WI 54601-3228
FAX
608.785.5640
 

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Visiting an Inmate in the La Crosse Old Jail in Wisconsin

La Crosse Old Jail is the smaller of the two county jails in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. This jail houses 60 inmates and is an all female jail. The second jail in the county houses both male and female inmates.

Visitation is an important factor in helping an inmate maintain their social connection with friends and family. Each inmate is allowed 20 minutes of visitation per visitation days. If you would like to visit an inmate at La Crosse Old Jail you must begin by registering for visitation by calling 608-785-9630, and select options 3 then 1.

Once you are registered you must make a reservation to visit online or by phone. You must reserve you spot on or before the business day prior to visitation. To make your reservation online go to:

https://jailvisitation.lacrossecounty.org/app

Visiting hours are as follows:

Saturday 800a-1100a
Tuesday 600p-900p
Thursday 600p-900p

*It is important that you cancel any visits that you are unable to make or the inmates visitation privileges will be suspended for 30 days.

If an inmates minor child will be visiting they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Only one minor child is allowed per visit.

If an inmate has any medical conditions or concerns you can contact the jail nurse at 608.785.9630 to arrange a time to drop off approved medical supplies.

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How to use the Inmate Search for La Crosse Old Jail in Wisconsin

[Article_Ad_2]La Crosse Old Jail is located in La Crosse County, Wisconsin. This small jail holds a maximum of 60 inmates. If you have a loved one that is serving time at this county jail you can access their booking information by going to:

http://www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/Sheriff/InmateView/

Once you enter the site you will be required to read and accept the inmate search terms and conditions.

Once you have accepted the terms and conditions you will be able to search for your loved one by the alphabetical list of inmates.

When you find the person you are looking for you double click on their last name to access their profile. Their profile will give you specific information such as:

Full Name
City/State
Confined Date
Statute
Charges
Bond Amount (if applicable)
Bond Type
Case Number

If you are not able to find the inmate you are searching for, or if you have any further questions you can call the jail at 608.785.9630.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the La Crosse Old Jail in Wisconsin

When you have someone residing in La Crosse Old Jail you want to make sure that you stay in communication with them while staying in compliance with the jails rules and regulations.

By following the procedures below you can ensure that you are staying in compliance with all policies and mandates:

Adding Funds To An Inmates Account

Inmates can use their funds to make purchases from the canteen or to add time to their phone cards. All funds are subject to a 50% deduction to be split with the jail to account for keeping the canteen up and running.

You can add funds to an inmates account with cash, money order, cashier’s check, or major credit cards. You can add funds in the lobby of the jail, by phone at 1-866-232-1899, or online at www.touchpaydirect.com.

Mail

Inmates can send and receive mail as long as the below rules are followed. All mail is subject to inspection by the prison post master.

  • Inmates can receive letters, cards, postcards, photos, 1 page print outs, and news paper clippings.
  • No mail can have any interior or exterior embellishments such as drawings, stickers, ribbons, ect.
  • All mail must have clearly printed return and receiving addresses.
  • No subscriptions can be sent to inmates.
  • Mail may not contain pictures of or discuss any offensive material, any illegal activity or materials, no nudity, no gang symbols, not drugs, and no alcohol.

Letters should be addressed to the inmate as follows:

La Crosse Old Jail
(Inmate First and Last Name)
Second Floor
300 4th Street North
La Crosse, WI 54601-3228

Phone Usage

Inmates are allowed outgoing phone calls only. The only time an inmate is allowed phone messages if there are extenuating circumstances that can be verified by the jail staff—such as hospitalization or death of an immediate family member.

Inmates can use the phone between the hours of 8a-10p. The inmate can call you via a collect call or by use of a prepaid phone card.

Visitation

In-person visitation is limited to one 20 minute visitation per session. If a child under the age of 18 is going to visit a parent that is an inmate, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Only one child is allowed per visit.

You must register to visit and reserve a time slot to visit. If you no show for your visitation time the inmate will have a 30 suspension in their visitation.
Register to visit call 608.785.9630 or go to go to:

https://jailvisitation.lacrossecounty.org/app

Visitation hours are as follows:

General Public
Saturday:  8:00a- 11:00a
Tuesday:  6:00p- 9:00p
Thursday:  6:00p- 9:00p

Pastors and Clergy:
Tuesday 800a-1100a
Friday 600p-1000p

If you would like any additional information please call 608.785.9630.

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