FAQ on Visiting Someone at the Milwaukee County Jailby Gamino Law Offices on 06/19/14
- Attorney Carlos A. Gamino
If your loved one is in the Milwaukee County Jail, it’s normal to wonder about visitation – especially when you share children with someone who’s incarcerated there. According to their website, the Milwaukee County Jail encourages visits as long as the inmate isn’t in disciplinary housing. If you’re not sure what to do, call your loved one’s Milwaukee criminal defense attorney to ask.
Can Kids Visit a Parent at the Milwaukee County Jail?
Only adults can visit inmates in the Milwaukee County Jail; kids aren’t allowed in. Further, every visitor over the age of 18 must have a valid picture identification card. A Wisconsin state ID card counts, so if you don’t have a driver’s license, that’s fine.
Can More than One Person Visit at a Time?
The Milwaukee County Jail only allows up to two visitors – both of whom are adults – to visit at once.
How Often Can I Visit an Inmate at the Milwaukee County Jail?
Inmates are allowed to have one visit per day and no more than one visit per week. There are many inmates at the Milwaukee County Jail, and each is entitled to the same visitation privileges unless they are being housed in a disciplinary unit.
How Long Are Visits?
Visits at the Milwaukee County Jail are 30 minutes long. Visits are only scheduled on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays; they begin a 9:00 a.m. and end at 8:45 p.m.
How Do I Schedule a Visit at the Milwaukee County Jail?
The jail only schedules visits online (you can register and schedule a visit here). Enter your visitor identification name or your email address, as well as your password, and you’ll be directed to the jail’s calendar.
What Else Do I Need to Know About Visiting the Milwaukee County Jail?
Visitors must dress appropriately, and must also pass through a metal detector to be allowed to visit. Additionally, visitors that schedule time with an inmate but don’t show up still cost the inmate his or her visiting time; if you can’t make it, call the jail and let them know. You may be able to cancel and reschedule.
If you have more questions and you’re not able to get the answers you need from the jail, or if you feel that your loved one is unfairly being denied his or her visitation rights, talk to the Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer who last worked on the case. There may be a quick legal solution.