La Crosse County Jail

General Rules


Deposits to inmate accounts can be made by:

24 Hour/7 Days a Week Account Funding
Funds Available within 24 hours
Facility Locator #254601

Accepted:  Debit Cards, VISA, MasterCard, MoneyPack, CASH (at the kiosk) and more.

Deposits will be split 50/50 to order canteen and cover previous debt.  

Friends & family can also deposit funds into inmate accounts via the internet or phone using a debit or credit card – an additional transaction fee is charged for this service.

  • Cash - $3.00 transaction fee on deposits up to $100

  • Visa/Master Debit/Credit Card - $5.00 transaction fee plus 3.5% on deposits up to $100

·    Cash deposits will no longer be accepted at Master Control or Jail Administration. 

Friends/family must use the lobby kiosk or send, via US Mail, a money order or cashier’s check to an inmate.  NO

·    Phone cards will no longer be sold at Jail Administration.  Inmates can now purchase phone cards through their commissary.                          

During regular business hours (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) bonds can be posted at the Clerk of Courts office located in room 1200 of the Law Enforcement Center.  The Clerk of Courts office will accept cash, money order or a cashiers check.  No personal checks are accepted. 

During regular business hours, the City of La Crosse municipal bonds may be posted at the La Crosse City Hall, 400 La Crosse Street. 

After business hours and on holidays, bonds can be posted 24 hours a day at Master Control in the jail, located at the south entrance of the Law Enforcement Center, 333 Vine Street.  the jail will accept a money order, cashiers check, major credit card.  We do not accept personal checks.

You may also post bond with a credit card via telephone at 1-877-392-2455 using facility code 1411 or via the internet at www.GovPayNOW. com.  Please note there is an additional fee charged if bond is posted by credit card.  The jail does not accept cash or personal checks. 

If a defendant fails to comply with any conditions of bond, the bond money could be forfeited.  If the defendant is found guilty, the bond will be applied to any restitution, fine or costs.

Canteen will be offered three (3) times per week.  An inmate may spend up to $30.00 per canteen order.

Books, hygiene items, writing material, uniforms and shoes are provided to the inmate while in custody.  If you're interested in purchasing a gift package for an inmate, visit https://lacrossewi.icaregifts.com/ for more information. Icare packages are available for delivery 3 days a week in addition to canteen purchased by the inmate.


Haircuts are available on Saturdays at a cost of $10.00.  Beard trims are also available for $5.00.


All general incoming mail should be addressed as follows:

Name of Inmate

333 Vine Street

La Crosse WI 54601

All general incoming mail must have a return address including the name of the sender and complete address.  Letters without a complete return address will be sent back to the post office.

Postage stamps and envelopes can be purchased through canteen for all outgoing mail.  The La Crosse County Jail does not accept stamps and envelopes sent in or dropped off.

All money in the inmate's possession will be placed in an in-house account.  All personal checks and two-party checks will be returned to sender.

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General Public


Saturday:  8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday:   6:00 p.m. -  9:00 p.m.

Thursday:  6:00 p.m. -  9:00 p.m.


Pastoral Visitation

Tuesday 8:00a.m.-11:00a.m.

Friday 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m.

Each inmate may have one (1) 20 minute visit per visitation day.  Persons under the age of 18 shall not be permitted to visit an inmate unless accompanied by a parent (proper documentation and identification may be required).  Only one (1) child may accompany a parent.  A spouse under the age of 18 may visit if he/she can present photo identification and proof of marriage.  All visitors must be able to provide positive photo identification.

Each inmate must have an approved visitor list.  Both adults and minors must be on the list in order to visit.  All visits are by reservation only.  Visitors must call the jail at (608) 785-9630 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the day prior to visitation.  One reservation per phone call.  Visitors must call to cancel a visit before the time the visit is scheduled to begin.  Visitors are now able to schedule a visit, on the day prior to visitation, via the internet by clicking on the link below.  If a visitor is a "no show" they will lose their visitation privileges for 30 days.  Former inmates cannot visit for 60 days after their release.



Metered parking is available in Parking Lot C, just south of the Law Enforcement Center.


Books, hygiene items, writing materials, uniforms and shoes are provided to the inmate.

Only plain white underclothing will be allowed, which can be purchased through canteen.  The jail will not accept any clothing from the outside.

Personal items such as prescription medication, eye glasses or other medical equipment may be dropped off at Jail Reception or Master Control.

Inmates must submit a written request at least 24 hours in advance to release clothing or other personal property to visitors.

The telephone system is operated by Securus Technology.  Personal phone calls can be made as either collect calls or by using our prepaid calling card.  If there is a problem with the phone system, please call 1-800-844-6591 for assistance.

Prepaid calling cards can be purchased by inmates from funds in their canteen account. Cards are $10.55 for 15 minutes.   

Phones may be available for inmates after the morning inspection until 10:00 p.m. 

Phone numbers may be blocked. 

Phone calls are recorded.