Pepin County Jail & Sheriff COVID-19 Coronavirus Visitation Policy

Pepin County Jail & Sheriff

Address:
740 7th Avenue West
Durand, WI 54736

Phone:

715-672-5945

New Visitation Policies in Pepin County Jail & Sheriff Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

Because of concerns for the safety and wellness of both staff and inmates at the Pepin County Jail & Sheriff in Durand, Wisconsin, contact visits of any type may be suspended.

Approved Non-contact visits with family, friends and the inmate’s lawyers may still be allowed when at-home or onsite video visitation is not available, however given that new guidelines are changing daily please check the visitation page or call 715-672-5945 for updates.

Video Visitation at Pepin County Jail & Sheriff

At-home and onsite video visitation guidelines for Pepin County Jail & Sheriff, when this service is available, can be found by going to the visitation information page.

We highly recommend that you call 715-672-5945 first for any changes due to staff shortages or other unforeseen circumstances, including whether your inmate has become ill and is unable to be in the general population where video kiosks are available.

How Long Will These Changes Last?

Experts in the study of the COVID-19 are anticipating that spread of the virus will be a ongoing concern for Pepin County, the state of Wisconsin and the entire United States until well into 2022 and maybe even beyond. We are witnessing the virus becoming more contagious, but less deadly over time. Many people think that the 'more contagious, but less deadly' Omicron variant will infect so many people that a higher level of natural immunity for the majority of Americans will be the end result.

Will the Inmates in Pepin County Jail & Sheriff Be Safe from Getting Sick With COVID-19 Coronavirus?

Whether the inmates are safe from contracting the coronavirus depends entirely on two things:

  1. The Virus being introduced into the facility by a staff member or inmate who is unaware that they have it.
  2. How easily it spreads.

At this stage most people who get the coronavirus show very few symptoms beyond what you might experience with a bad cold or a mild case of the common flu. In fact, the Omicron variant is turning out to be less deadly than the common flu we experience every year.

Studies that have been done are showing that the hardest hit are those 60 years of age and older, those with pre-existing medical issues like diabetes, leukemia or obese individuals. Young men and women rarely become very ill, and when they do, seem to recover quickly.

Pepin County Jail & Sheriff is encouraging inmates to practice ‘social distancing’, which means staying as far apart as possible. In addition, our staff is advising inmates to avoid shaking hands, washing their hands often, not touching their face, nose, mouth or eyes, and refraining from touching ‘common areas’ throughout the facility.

Given the close proximity of inmates and staff to each other in this lockup, it is going to be very difficult to prevent the spread of coronavirus once it is introduced into the facility as the virus can spread via the microscopic vapor that we release every time we speak, cough or sneeze.

We will continuously update this page as the spread of this virus accelerates and changes to policies occur.

How Do You Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Pepin County Jail & Sheriff?

To set up an account to schedule and visit your Pepin County inmate, follow these instructions:

  • Register and set up a new account with RELIANCE, or log in if you already have an account.
  • Select Pepin County Jail & Sheriff, then select your inmate who you will be visiting.
  • Your identity will have to investigated and approved by the Pepin County staff.
  • Once approved, you can schedule a visit.

For all the information you need in order to schedule and visit your Pepin County inmate, or to assist them in visiting with others, including instructions, fees, cost of each visit, requirements for free visits, tablet rentals that can be used for visits, payment methods and times that your inmate can have a visit, check out our Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All of your visits with your inmate will be monitored and recorded. Use discretion when discussing sensitive information about their pending case.


 

How Do Inmates in Pepin County Jail & Sheriff Make Phone Calls?

To set up your Pepin County inmate to make to make phone calls to you and others, follow these instructions:

For all the information you need in order to receive phone calls from your Pepin County inmate, or to assist them in making calls to others, including instructions, fees, cost of calls, payment methods and times that your inmate can use the phone, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your communication with your inmate will be monitored and recorded. Use discretion when discussing sensitive information about their pending case.


 

How Do Inmates in Pepin County Jail & Sheriff Send and Receive Texts and Emails?

To set up your Pepin County inmate to make to send and receive texts and emails to you and others, follow these instructions:

For all the information you need in order to send and receive texts and emails from your Pepin County inmate, or to assist them in sending and receiving secure messages to and from others, including instructions, fees, cost of each message, tablet rentals, payment methods and times that your inmate can send messages, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: All of your communication with your inmate will be monitored and recorded. Use discretion when communicating sensitive information about their pending case.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Pepin County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Pepin County Jail & Sheriff follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Wisconsin, then choose Pepin County Jail & Sheriff
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Pepin County Jail & Sheriff, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Pepin County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Pepin County Jail & Sheriff check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Pepin County.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Pepin County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Pepin County Jail & Sheriff follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Pepin County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Wisconsin, then choose Pepin County Jail & Sheriff
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Pepin County Jail & Sheriff, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Pepin County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914.

For all information, tips and procedures for sending money to an inmate in Pepin County Jail & Sheriff, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Pepin County.