Milwaukee Jail: What You Need to Know

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Whether police just arrested and booked your loved one into the Milwaukee Jail, or he or she is serving a sentence there, you’re probably wondering about visits, whether your loved one will have access to educational opportunities, and if your loved one’s lawyer will be able to do anything for him or her.

The Milwaukee Jail is located at 949 North 9th Street downtown.

Milwaukee Jail: Visiting Information

First things first: in most cases, family members are allowed to visit inmates in the Milwaukee County Jail. Even if you can’t make it in person, you may be able to visit via video; you’ll just need to register at and pay a $1 setup free. Once you connect, it costs $0.65 per minute for a video call to an inmate in the Milwaukee County Jail. Off-site visiting hours take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

If you want to visit an inmate at the jail, you’ll have to register through the Milwaukee County Sheriff, which you can do here. On-site visiting hours take place on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

There are specific rules at the Milwaukee County Jail if you intend to visit, so be sure you’re familiar with what you can wear, how you’ll have to behave, and what you can do.

Educational Programs for Inmates at the Milwaukee County Jail

The Milwaukee County Jail has educational programs for inmates of all ages.

Inmates between the ages of 14 and 17 can earn high school credits or a diploma through the Milwaukee Public School System while they are incarcerated.

Adult inmates can learn basic skills while preparing and testing for the GED (testing is administered biweekly). Instruction is provided by the Milwaukee Area Technical College. 

Is Your Loved One in the Milwaukee County Jail?

If your loved one is in the Milwaukee County Jail and he or she needs to talk to a criminal defense attorney, we may be able to help. Call us at 414-383-6700 for a free consultation with an experienced attorney.

Carlos Gamino

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