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La Crosse County Sheriff


La Crosse County Sheriff's Office - Jail Services
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Inmate Rules: Inmate Accounts / Mail Rules / Phones / Programming / Property / Visitation

Inmate Accounts:

Deposits to inmate accounts can be made by:
  1. Telephone: 1-866-232-1899
    • You will be asked for the Facility Locator #, which is 254601
  2. Online: www.touchpaydirect.com
    • Associated Fees: Visa/Master Debit/Credit Card - $5.00 plus 3.5% transaction fee for deposits up to $100.00.
  3. Kiosk: Located in the Jail Lobby
    • Associated Fees: Cash deposits will incur a $3.00 transaction fee on deposits up to $100.00
  4. By Mail: money order made out to the inmate; cash and personal checks will not be accepted.
    • The mailing address is as follows:
      [Name of Inmate]
      333 Vine Street
      La Crosse WI 54601
      All funds deposited are available within 24 hours.

If an inmate owes debt to the jail, new deposits will be split 50% toward the debt and 50% will be deposited in the inmate's account for personal use. If you prefer to send a gift instead of money to an inmate, approved I-Care packages can be purchased at: www.icaredirect.com. No other packages from any other company will be accepted by the Jail.


Items Available to Purchase in the Jail:

  • Haircuts $10
  • Beard trim $5
  • Calling card $10.55
  • Daily Newspaper .50 Mon.-Sat. $1 Sunday
  • Canteen $30 (3 times per week)
  • Fresh favorites $5.99 (Sunday's only)
  • Nurse call $3
  • Doctor call $5
  • RX co pay $5
  • Copies $0.25

Mail Rules

Address to write an inmate at the La Crosse County Jail:
[Name of Inmate]
333 Vine Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Mail must have a complete return address, including full name and address

Type of mail accepted:
  • Letters
  • Pictures (limited quantities)
  • Money orders (made out to the inmate's name)
Type of mail not accepted and will be returned to sender:
  • Mail without a complete return address
  • Polaroid Pictures
  • Personal checks
  • Physical Property
  • Pornographic or gang photos
  • Heavily perfumed mail
  • Stickers
  • Postage stamps
  • Greeting Cards (effective 8/28/2015)
  • Packages from any company, with the exception of www.icaredirect.com


Telephone system:

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.


The La Crosse County Jail staff will relay an emergency message only. All emergencies are verified and must go through the chaplain or on-duty sergeant.


Website: http://www.lacrossejailministry.org/

Jail Programs

La Crosse County Jail offers various programs including:

  • Access to Education
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Access to Education
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Behavioral Rewards Program
  • Bible Study
  • Bible Study Applied
  • Catholic Mass/Confession
  • Community Resources
  • Dual Diagnosis Group
  • Employment Skills Class
  • Employment Skills Independent Study
  • Exercise Program
  • GED/HSED Education
  • Health Education
  • Immunization Program
  • Indigent Inmate Program
  • Inmate Newsletter
  • Inmate Special Work Detail
  • Lutheran Services
  • Library/Book Exchange
  • Mom's Prayer Group
  • Movie Night
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Parenting Classes
  • Personal Finance
  • Project PROVEN
  • Recreation Program
  • Scripture Reflection
  • Seeking Safety
  • SMART Recovery
  • Storybook Program
  • Thinking for a Change
  • Women's Group
  • Worship Services

Huber and Bond Monitoring

The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office no longer has a HUBER center or bond monitoring.  Bond monitoring is supervised by La Crosse County Justice Support Services, operated under the Human Services Department.  They provide programs in electronic monitoring, bond monitoring, day reporting, community service, OWI sanctions, victim impact panels and drug court. Human Services is also responsible for the 48-bed La Crosse County Juvenile Detention Facility.


Personal Items:

Books, hygiene items, writing materials, uniforms and shoes are all provided to the inmate. Only plain white underclothing will be allowed, which can be purchased through canteen. The jail does not accept any personal property from the public.

Personal items such as prescription medication, eye glasses or other approved medical equipment may be dropped off at Jail Reception (8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.) or Master Control.

Inmates must submit a written request at least 24 hours in advance to release any personal items. Jail staff will not communicate with inmates regarding property. If there is no paperwork filled out, no property will be released. Please avoid 1p.m.-3p.m. Monday through Friday if picking up property.


We have two visiting options:

1. On-Site Visitation | Free 20-minute visits, by appointment only.

2. Visit from Home (or anywhere) | $6.95/20 minutes, unlimited time slots

For more information about this new visitation system, visit www.lacrossecounty.org/Sheriff/visitinfo


Professional Visitors:

Visitation for professionals (attorneys, social workers, probation & parole agents, treatment providers, etc.) take place anytime except during inmate meal periods. No appointments are made.

Proper identification must be shown in order to visit with an inmate. Video Visitation booths are also available.

Pastoral Visitation:
Tuesday 8:00a.m.-11:00a.m.
Friday 7:00p.m.-10:00p.m.

Pastors must have prior approval by the jail chaplain and must provide photo identification.

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