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Waukesha County Jail Inmate Search

How to Search for an Inmate in Waukesha County Wisconsin

To locate an inmate within the Waukesha County Jail system go to the Waukesha County’s Inmate Search page.

  • Click on the “Current Inmate List” icon.
  • A PDF file will open that lists all current Waukesha County inmates by last name alphabetically.

NOTE: You will need Adobe Reader to open the file. Click here to install it for free.

  • Scroll through the list to locate your inmate.

TIP: Click on the four small squares in the top left corner of the page to open small copies of every page. Use your cursor to quickly scroll through alphabet by pages to get closer to your inmate’s name. Open that page and scroll to the inmate.


The listing will display:

  • Inmate’s First and Last Name
  • Facility Where Inmate is Being Held

NOTE: List is updated hourly.


It is possible you would like to know more about the inmate’s criminal case.

With a few easy steps you can look it up.

Start by clicking here.

Click on “Agree”.

Enter the defendant’s last name and first name.

Enter the defendant’s birthdate – If you have it. If not, leave it blank.

Use the “County” Dropdown menu to select “Waukesha County”.

Click on “Search”.

TIP: You can search using only the case number if you have it.

TIP: The following boxes can help your search return the best results.

  • When searching using the Middle Name field, also show parties without a middle name
  • Enter at least 3 characters of the last name and either a first or middle name. If you do not know the full name, enter part of the name and an asterisks *.
  • When searching using the Birth Date field, also show parties without a birth date

All cases fitting your entered criteria will be listed.


Click on the case number to view:

  • Waukesha County Case Number
  • Filing Date
  • Case Type
  • Case Status
  • Ascending Date Order
  • Descending Date Order
  • Defendant Date of Birth
  • Address
  • DA Case Number
  • Case(s) Cross-Referenced With This Case
  • Charge(s)
  • Count No.
  • Statute
  • Description
  • Severity – Felony or Misdemeanor and Class of Charge
  • Disposition
  • View history and details of Charge(s)/Sentence(s)
  • Responsible Official
  • Prosecuting Agency
  • Defense Attorney

Future Court Activity including:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Description

With more than 9,000 jails and prisons across the country, trying to locate an inmate can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. On this page, you will find the Waukesha County inmate search, inmate lists, inmate roster, arrest reports and/or booking information for the Waukesha County Jail in the city of Waukesha, Waukesha County in the state of Wisconsin.

With a minimal amount of information about the inmate and some patience, on jailexchange.com you can:


Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Waukesha County Jail

If you are certain your inmate is in Waukesha County Jail, or at the very least in Waukesha County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Waukesha County Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Waukesha County Jail is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

At minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of Wisconsin or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in Waukesha County within the county where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Waukesha County Jail, either look them up here or call for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at Waukesha County Jail until transport to a Wisconsin State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Waukesha County Jail system.

Jailexchange.com has a complete page of all available information to assist families and friends of inmates in Waukesha County Jail and every other jail, prison and juvenile detention center in America.

How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of Wisconsin

State Inmate

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in Wisconsin. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmate

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.