Vernon County Detention Center Inmate Visitation

Vernon County Detention Center

Address:
1320 Bad Axe Court
Viroqua, WI 54665

Phone:

608.637.5325

Vernon County Detention Center contracts with CIDNET for their Remote Visitation

Vernon County Detention Center uses CIDNET for Remote Video Visitation between inmates and their friends and family.  
Register here.


Friends & Family Portal Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Instructions on How to Use CIDNET
CIDNET Instrucciones
Contact Customer Support

Visiting Hours in Vernon County Detention Center

The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:

The day of the week.

Where the inmate is housed.

The inmate's sex.

Whether or not it is a Holiday.

Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.

If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Vernon County Detention Center may allow you an extended visitation. Call 608.637.5325 to ask for special consideration.

Call 608.637.5325 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.

Vernon County Detention Center Visitation Application Process

Vernon County Detention Center may require visitors to fill out an application prior to your visiting an inmate.
Carefully fill out the application. Incomplete paperwork is cause for denial.
Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on the background check – which if lied about on the application, will cause visits to be denied.
Call 608.637.5325 to ask specific questions about the application.
Click here to go to the jail's website for more information about the application process. 

'At Home' Video Visitation

Many jails are implementing video visits. These visits are conducted via the Internet on computers, IPADS and Smart phones.
This has increased exponentially with the chaos surrounding the pandemic 
Video visits allow the visit to take place in the privacy of your own home.
Some family members 'take their inmate with them' to church, the park, the doctor or anywhere else simply by signing in and bringing the device along.

Video visits save you from having to get your children ready, drive to the jail, wait in long lines and go through security checkpoints just to see the inmate.
Video visitation is slowly gaining favor with all jails in America as jail management realizes the financial savings and reduced security risks involved with remote visitation.
Click here to see if video visitation is now available at Vernon County Detention Center – as well as to view the complete set of rules, the cost to you and how to get set up online.

Who Can Visit an Inmate in Vernon County Detention Center

Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.
Visitation applicants in Vernon County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.
Jails limit the number of people that can visit an inmate to two adults each visit.
Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

Call 608.637.5325 to ask specific questions about this policy or click here for any updates to this policy.
It is likely that the Vernon County Detention Center will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status.
Call 608.637.5325 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.
If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.
If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.
The Vernon County Detention Center reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail it chooses and for any reason.

Vernon County Detention Center Visitation Dress Code

The Vernon County Detention Center staff reserves the right to turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.
The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time. 
Wear clothes that are not revealing.
Don't wear see-through material.
Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.

The following types of clothing are also prohibited:
Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
Clothing depicting anything obscene.

Call 608.637.5325 to ask specific questions about the Vernon County Detention Center Visitation Dress Code guidelines or click here for complete instructions.

Vernon County Detention Center Visitation Tips, Rules and Guidelines

Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or on a televised screen from another location.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.
Leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).
Children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.
Call 608.637.5325 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Vernon County Detention Center visitation.

How to Both Schedule a Visit and Have Remote Video Visitation with an Inmate incarcerated in Vernon County

To register and sign up for a visitation account with CIDNET Video Visitation Service, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with CIDNET.
  • Type in your Email, Time Zone and First & Last Name of your Vernon County Detention Center inmate.
    1. Click the Create Account button.
    2. Agree to the terms.
    3. Login to your email and open the verification email sent by CIDNET. Click it.
    4. Choose a Security PIN and a Password.
    5. Click the Sign In button.
  • After logging in, from the Menu, choose the state of Wisconsin, then the Vernon County Detention Center, then your inmate's name.
  • Once you have completed this, the Vernon County Detention Center will have to give final approval for you to set up a video visitation account with your inmate.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, special links, policies, rules, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding regular visitation and remote video visits with an inmate in Vernon County, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All visits are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that CIDNET may be collecting voice prints for a database which they may be sharing with law enforcement agencies.


 

How to Make and Receive Phone Calls and Video Phone Calls from an Inmate in Vernon County

To register and sign up for a phone account with CIDNET Inmate Phone Service, follow the instructions below:

  • Register and create an account with CIDNET.
  • Type in your Email, Time Zone and First & Last Name of your Vernon County Detention Center inmate.
    1. Click the Create Account button.
    2. Read the Terms of Use, then click Agree.
    3. Login to your email and open the CIDNET email.
    4. In the email, click the Complete Your Verification link.
    5. Choose a Security PIN and a Password.
    6. Click the Sign In button.
  • After logging in, from the Menu, choose the state of Wisconsin, then the Vernon County Detention Center, then your inmate's name.
  • Once you have completed this, the Vernon County Detention Center will have to give final approval for you to set up a phone account with your inmate.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues regarding making phone calls with an inmate in Vernon County, visit our full page guide

NOTE: All phone conversations are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!
Also, be warned that some phone providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.


 

How to send a text or email to an inmate in Vernon County

To send and receive secure texts or emails from an inmate housed in Vernon County follow these instructions:

  • Register and create an account with CIDNET.
  • Choose a Security PIN and Password.
  • After logging in, from the Menu, choose the state of Wisconsin, then the Vernon County Detention Center, then your inmate's name.
  • Once you have completed this, the Vernon County Detention Center will have to give final approval for you to communicate by email with your chosen inmate.

For all the information you need to know, including instructions, policies, tips and solutions to possible issues with Texting and Emailing an inmate in Vernon County, visit our full page guide


 

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

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Vernon County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Wisconsin, then choose Vernon County Detention Center
  • 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 Vernon County Detention Center, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Vernon 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 Vernon County Detention Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Vernon County.


 

How Do You Send Text or Email Messages to an Inmate in the Vernon County Detention Center?

To send messages to a Vernon County inmate follow these instructions:

Since Vernon County Detention Center contracts with JailATMProdigy Telephone Solutions. they either already or will soon provide you and your inmate the ability to use their Messaging Service to send and receive electronic messages. Try both Jail ATM & Prodigy. They are in the midst of a merger and one or the other will be handling the Vernon County Detention Center account.
 

Pay for the Prodigy Inmate Messaging Service at Vernon County Detention Center.
- Online,
- Over the Phone by calling 866-700-4545,
- Using a Kiosk at Vernon County Detention Center.
Pay for the JailATM Inmate Messaging Service at Vernon County Detention Center.
- Online,
- Using a Kiosk at Vernon County Detention Center.
- Over the phone 877-810-0914.

For all the information you need regarding messaging a Vernon County inmate at the jail, including how it's done, how much it costs, rules and regulations and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: All of your communication with an inmate is recorded. Use discretion in what you discuss.


 

How to Deposit Money Online for an Inmate in Vernon County

To deposit money online for an inmate in Vernon County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Register to open an account, or Sign In to JailATM, a service that acts as a bank for inmates in Vernon County.
  • After registering and signing in, select 'Send Money Now'.
  • Choose Wisconsin, then choose Vernon County Detention Center
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate.
  • Input an amount to deposit to your inmate in Vernon County Detention Center, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much money you can send your inmate in Vernon 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 Vernon County Detention Center, or depositing money at the jail, over the phone or by mail, check out our Send Money Page for Vernon County.


 

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

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Vernon County Detention Center follow these steps:

  • Select Wisconsin, then select Vernon County Detention Center, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Vernon County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Vernon County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Vernon County Detention Center check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Vernon County.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Vernon County Detention Center

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Vernon County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Vernon County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.