Polk County Jail, WI Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: April 7, 2020
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The Polk County Jail is a medium-security prison that is located in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. It is specifically operated by the Montgomery Sheriff’s Office but also does accept prisoners from surrounding towns and municipalities.

The Polk County Jail also has a law library which inmates can access Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 AM and 3 PM. Inmates have a “first come, first serve” basis when it comes to the library.

Some of these inmates are awaiting trial, some have been convicted, and some are waiting to be moved. There is a staff of over 260 civilian members, as well.

Commissary is offered five days a week, from Monday through Friday. There is a wide range of food products, including chips, snacks, beverages, teas, water, and more. Laundry is also delivered from Monday through Friday. Uniforms and towels are delivered twice a week.

Inmates at Polk County Jail can have access to copies of legal documents for a small cost, and there may be paralegals available to assist inmates in searching for additional resource material.

Polk County Jail - General Information

  • Facility Name

    Polk County Jail

  • Facility Type

    County Jail

  • Address

    1005 West Main Street, Suite 900, Balsam Lake, WI, 54810

  • Phone

    715-485-8370

  • Capacity

    129

  • City

    Balsam Lake

  • Postal Code

    54810

  • State

    Wisconsin

  • Country

    Polk County

  • Official Website

    Website

  • Facility Name

    Polk County Jail

  • Facility Type

    County Jail

  • Address

    1005 West Main Street, Suite 900, Balsam Lake, WI, 54810

  • Phone

    715-485-8370

  • Capacity

    129

  • Country

    Polk County

Polk County Sheriffs Department / Polk County Jail

  • Address

    1005 West Main Street, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, 54810

  • Phone

    715-485-8300

  • Fax

    715-485-8310

Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check

Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports.

While there are thousands of jails all over the world that offer a “search bar” for inmates at a prison, Polk County Jail has taken a different approach. In fact, there is a reported list of inmates at the jail that is updated constantly that can be found online.

The jail roster can be found here: http://www.co.polk.wi.us/index.asp?SEC=10D72643-584C-4922-BB97-EE4079A0C1A4&Type=B_BASIC. In addition, the jail roster can be viewed in either a collapsible or search-able extended view.

The website also describes how many inmates are currently at the jail, as well. The roster also describes their gender, suffix, age, race, first name, middle name, last name, and the date that they were confined.

Send a Mail/Package

However, there is quite a long list of material/content that is prohibited at the Polk County Jail. This includes:

  • Nudity pictures

  • Stamps

  • Song lyrics

  • Cash

  • Money Orders

  • Over 10 pictures

  • Markers

  • Crayons

  • Postcards

  • Pictures larger than 5” x 7”

In addition, books and magazines have to be sent new (from a publisher, including Amazon.com).

You can send mail to an inmate at this address:

  • Polk County Jail

  • Inmate’s Name

  • Pin # Cell location

  • 1005 West Main Street, Suite 900, Balsam Lake, WI, 54810

There MUST be the inmate’s name, ID number, and a return address on the envelope. Inmates must also request to have an armband issued by classification in order to receive mail. This armband is not required to receive legal mail, however.

Sending Money

One does not send actually money to a specific facility when it comes to Wisconsin inmates. Instead, it is sent to an inmate “trust account”.

You can utilize the services of many different companies when it comes to Wisconsin prisons and inmates. The list of companies includes:

  1. JPAY

  2. OffenderConnect

  3. AccessCorrections

  4. Western Union

  5. Touchpayonline

  6. Smartdeposit

  7. Tigercommissary

You will need the name, ID number, and inmate’s location to send money to them. Money can be sent through a walk-in visit, through the phone, online, or through the mail.

The Polk County Jail also offers $100 “commissary packages”, plus processing and tax, for inmates, as well.

Phone Calls

Inmates are allowed phone calls, and there are various private companies involved that provide a service for the Polk County Jail in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. The facility will make a phone rate (per minute) clear, and the amount may vary depending on where your inmate is located.

Visitation Rules

The last name of the inmate determines their visitation days. It breaks down as follows. If an inmate’s last name starts with the following letters, they have specific days/hours for visitation. If your last name starts with a letter A through M, your visitation days are Saturdays, from 8 AM to 11 AM, and Sundays, from 2 PM to 5 PM.

There is also a strict visitation dress code at Polk County Jail, and only appropriate clothing is allowed.

VISITATION HOURS

  • Monday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday
    7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday
    7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Sunday
    7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

Directions

Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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