Wood County Sheriff's Department Jail Division

A key component in the Criminal Justice System, the Wood County Jail is a correctional facility operated by the Sheriff, in accordance with the Constitutions of the State of Wisconsin and the United States of America.  Accordingly, the jail will meet or exceed standards established by the Wisconsin Department of Correction, federal, state, and local law.

The Wood County Jail will provide inmates with necessary health care services.  Inmates will be encouraged to modify behaviors through compliance with jail rules.  The jail will provide a range of programs and voluntary self-help opportunities to reduce idleness and prepare inmates for eventual return to the community. The Wood County Jail will house pre-trial and sentenced inmates in a manner that assures the safety and security of the staff, inmates and the citizens of the County. In 1988, Wood County saw the opening of its new facility.  The Facility is located at 400  Market Street in Wisconsin Rapids. The jail can house 132 inmates, currently its average daily population is approximately 201 inmates with 75 additional housed in Waupaca County Jail. The jail is responsible for the care and custody of prisoners.  It also functions as a holding facility for convicted felons awaiting transfer to the Wisconsin State Prison System, and sentenced prisoners, as well as prisoners awaiting trial. Below are a few pictures of the jail compound.



                  North Hallway                    Inside a Cell Block               South Hallway                            




                  Inside a Cell Block              Inside a Cell Block                More Cells                    Book-In  Counter                           




                                     Visitor's Booth       Attorney/Parole Officer Visiting    Fingerprint/Mug Shot Area          




                      Laundry Room            Video Court Waiting Area            Holding Cell           


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