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Barron County Jail is a county-level jail facility located in the city of Barron, in Barron County, Wisconsin.  It is run by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.  The Barron County Sheriff is Chris Fitzgerald.  Jail Captain Tim Evenson is responsible for the jail facility.

The Barron County Jail was built in 2003-2004 and is a 192 local jail facility.  Local jail facilities differ from prison facilities, in that they are required to handle ever-changing populations of inmates with wildly varying needs.  The jail has to provide the inmates in its car with meals, medical care, mental health care, clothing, linens, laundry, visitation services, mail, telephone, recreation, religious programming, access to courts, and access to attorneys.  It has to do so while recognizing the different supervision and other needs of the inmates.  The jail also has to process a number of inmates each day through its intake and release functions.

At the Barron County Jail, some of these processes are simplified by the jail’s use of contracted services with third-party service providers.  The jail uses these third-party providers for food services and medical services.  This allows the jail to provide a wide array of services, with adding to the jail staff.  At this time, in addition to the Jail Captain, the jail is operated by: 4 sergeants, 22 full-time jailers, 5 part-time jailers, 1 receptionist, 1 full-time transport officer, 1 court/utility officer, and 1 programs director.

The Barron County Jail takes its role as a jail very seriously.  It distinguishes itself from a prison facility.  Many people mistakenly believe that the primary difference between a jail facility and a prison facility is the level of offense.  While it is true that some people convicted of misdemeanor offenses may serve their sentences in jail facilities, the real difference between a jail and prison is reflected in their purposes.

Jails are primarily facilities for holding people post-arrest and until conviction.  This means that the majority of people held in jail facilities may be charged with crimes, but have not been convicted of those crimes.  The inmates in jails are primarily pre-trial detainees and post-conviction detainees who are awaiting sentencing or transfer to another facility.  Therefore, jail should not be punitive, but should serve the purpose of ensuring that they are detained and that they will appear for trial.  Unfortunately, it is difficult to have a secure holding facility that does not seem punitive because a jail has to not only be capable of keeping inmates securely within the facility, but also of separating different risk groups within the facility.  In addition, because of a population that is constantly in flux, the jail has to be capable of handling intake and release for a significant number of inmates each day.

One way that the Barron County Jail incorporates flexibility into its programming is through the Huber Inmate program.  Under this program, inmates are allowed out of jail, up to 12 hours each day, in order to work or attend school.  Not all inmates qualify for this program, but it is a way to accomplish the goals of jail time without requiring the inmate to severe traditional ties to the community, experience gaps in work experience, or have to give up pursuing an education.  It also has the Homemaker program, which allows stay-at-home parents to have a similar work-release experience.

Barron County Jail Address

Physical Address

Barron County Jail
1420 State Hwy 25 North
Barron, WI 54812-3007

Mailing Address

The Barron County Jail address is:

Barron County Jail
1420 State Hwy 25 North
Barron, WI 54812-3007

Inmate Mailing Address

To send inmate mail via the U.S. Postal Service, you send it to the following address:

Inmate First Name and Last Name
C/O Barron County Jail
1420 State Hwy 25 North
Barron, WI 54812-3007

Inmates can receive regular mail via the USPS.  All mail is searched for contraband, and the determination of what is contraband is at the discretion of the jail.

Inmates can receive photos in their mail, but they cannot be Polaroid or similar-type photos.  Photos must be in good taste.  No photos with sexually explicit images, nudity, or gang-related images are permitted.  Photos can include hand-drawn pictures from children.  Letters and cards cannot have any glitter, glue, stickers, tape, or other embellishment on them.  Cards cannot have music chips in them.

Inmates can receive cards with money in them, but money orders are preferred.  If you send a money order, it should be made payable to the inmate.

The Barron County Jail allows people to drop off items for the inmates at the jail lobby window.  Do not bring personal letters, junk mail, or bills to the jail lobby window.  You can, however, bring legal mail to the jail lobby window.  Legal mail includes mail from the state, from the local police department, from the county, and from an attorney.

The jail lobby will accept money in the form of cash and credit card at the account teller machine in the jail lobby.  If you want to send money in a mail order, it needs to be sent through the U.S. mail service.

You can bring prescriptions to the jail lobby window, but they must be in the original container, with all prescribing information visible.  If the inmate needs over-the-counter medications, you must get prior approval from the jail nurse.

The jail lobby will accept identification for the inmate, including the inmate’s driver’s license, social security card, or State ID.

If an inmate is a Huber inmate and going out to work, you can bring work clothes for that inmate.  Work clothes means items such as clothing, coats, boots, and gloves.

Barron County Jail Phone Numbers

The main contact number for Barron County Jail is 715-537-5559.  The main fax number is 715-537-6231.

Barron County Jail Roster

Barron County Jail maintains an inmate roster.  This roster is an alphabetized list of inmates in the Barron County Jail.  Once you select an inmate’s name, you pull up a complete record of that inmate.  The record includes the inmate’s name, sex, birth year, height, weight, race, hair color, eye color, complexion, incarceration date, the charges against him or her, the release date (if applicable), and a mugshot.

The facility also maintains a weekly bookings list that has the booking for the last 7-day period.  The list is alphabetized.  Once you select an inmate’s name, you pull up a complete record of that inmate.  The record includes the inmate’s name, sex, birth year, height, weight, race, hair color, eye color, complexion, incarceration date, the charges against him or her, the release date (if applicable), and a mugshot.


All visitors must comply with visitation rules at all times or the visit may be terminated and visitation privileges ended.

The Barron County Jail uses video visitation provided through Securus Technologies.

Free visitation is allowed onsite on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  Paid/Off-Site Visitation is Sunday through Saturday, from 9:00am to 9:00pm. 

Free visits are limited to 25 minutes per visit.  Current prices for paid visits are $5 for 30 minutes.

Rules for Free Visits:

Visitors should be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Visitors must present a valid, government-issued photo identification during the registration process.

Visits must be approved; you can be approved on-line or at the jail; it usually takes about 24 hours for approval.

Inmates are allowed (1) free visit per week.  No more than two registered visitors per visit.

Each booth has 2 handsets.

Visitors should arrive five minutes prior to visitation; late arrivals will only receive the balance of the remaining time and may not be allowed to visit at all.

All visits, except professional visits, are recorded or monitored.

Visitors are expected to adhere to a dress code.  No nudity, provocative clothing, or tight-fitting clothing is permitted during the visit.  Any violators will be barred from both on-site and off-site visitations for a period of time as determined by the jail.

Visitors must remain in the visitation booth at all times; if the visitor leaves the booth, the visit can be terminated.  This applies to child visitors as well as adult visitors.

Visitors who appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, displaying gang-related items, or with any contraband can have their visits cancelled and be barred from future visits.

Disruptive behavior, including loud talking, shouting, and use of profanity, is not permitted.

Visitors are only permitted to bring identification and car keys into the visitation area; cell phones, cameras, or any other electronic devices are prohibited.  Water is permitted in the booth, but no other food and drinks are allowed. 

Inmate workers cannot leave their assigned areas, so you need to check with an inmate about available times prior to scheduling visitation.  This is true for any programming, meetings with attorneys, or similar things that have inmates in different areas.   

Inmate Phone Privileges

Inmates can place outgoing calls, but cannot receive incoming calls. 

The jail will not normally take phone messages for inmates, though they do allow emails to inmates through the Securus system.  When there is an extreme emergency, such as a death or serious illness/injury, the jail may take a message, as long as they can verify the information.  Because the jail receives a number of questionable requests, the verification process can be lengthy.  Call 715-537-5559 if you have an emergency.

The Barron County Jail uses Securus Technologies for its inmate phone system.  You can set up an account by contacting Securus Technologies at 1-800-844-6591 or visiting them online at

Phone calls from jail generally follow set rules.  For example, inmates can only place direct calls; you cannot use call-forwarding or any type of third-party calls if an inmate contacts you.

You can contact Securus to set up an account so that inmates can make calls on the account.  Known as an AdvanceConnect account, this account allows you to receive collect calls from inmates and have those charges automatically deducted from your prepaid account.  This way you can limit the spending on charges and makes sure that your number is set up to take phone calls from correctional facilities.

You can also contact Securus if you want to block an inmate’s ability to be able to contact you.

The benefits of an AdvanceConnect account are:

-the maximum funding amount is up to $50 per transaction
-you can receive calls as long as you have available funds
-you can multiple phone numbers to a single account
-call will connect to cell phones
-you can monitor your account on the website or no the phone.

Inmate Trust Accounts  / Commissary

Barron County Jail allows you to deposit money into accounts for inmates to use for commissary.  Offenders cannot have any type of physical money, including paper money and coins, while incarcerated.

You can mail money orders directly to inmates, who can use them to deposit to their trust accounts.

You can make deposits in the jail lobby at the Jail ATM kiosk using credit cards and cash.

You can make deposits online using the JailATM website:

Inmates who are going to serve jail time can bring money with them to deposit into their inmate accounts, as well as prescription medications, and some approved items.  Inmates should also bring their $20 booking fee.

Inmates can buy the following items from the jail commissary: food, hygiene items, writing materials, and clothing.

You can also bring the following items of clothing: white crew-neck t-shirts with no pockets; white socks (special socks need approval from the jail nurse); white women’s briefs; thermal tops and bottoms (off/white or natural colored); white crew neck sweatshirts that are free from any adornment).  Inmates with Huber assignments may be able to bring other items, such as jackets, boots, or gloves, if they are needed for their work.

Bail Information

Inmates at Barron County Jail are frequently released for good behavior/own recognizance pending trial.  In addition, the Huber and Homemaker systems, which allow for partial release programs are a good alternative that does not require posting a bail or bond.  However, if you want to post bail or bond for an inmate in the Barron County system, you may need to contact the Barron County Circuit Court for additional information about bail.

It may help you to have the case number, in addition to the defendant’s full name and date of birth.  You can locate the case number/ case numbers for defendants by using the Barron County Inmate Roster system.  Once you have located the inmate, you can click on their name to pull up their whole record.  At the bottom of the record, you will find a list of offenses.  The offenses include the date of the offense, the type of offense, a general description of the offense, and a case number for the offense.  It is possible for inmates to be detained on multiple offenses; in those instances, you want to get all of the case numbers, because there may be different bond amounts and types for each offense.  An inmate will not be released unless all bond amounts or conditions are satisfied prior to his release.


Barron County Jail is a county-level jail facility located at 1420 State Hwy 25 North in Barron, Wisconsin.  It is run by the Barron County Sheriff’s Office, which is managed by Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald, and the Jail Captain is Tim Evenson.

The jail facility deals with a changing population of inmates.  In addition to handling pre-trial detainees, and inmates awaiting sentencing and/or transfer, it also handles incarceration for offenses with shorter sentences.

One of the most unique aspects about the Barron County Jail is that it has a well-established work-release program, which allows a variety of people to attend to their daily lives, and then check into the jail facility at night.  The Huber Inmate program allows inmates out of jail for up to 12 hours each day to attend school or work.  While not all inmates qualify for the program, it is a way to keep inmates connected with their community.  In addition, the jail has a Homemaker program, which allows similar flexibility to people who work in the home.


Year Built or Opened: 2003-2004 Warden or Supervisor: Jail Captain Tim Evenson Total Capacity: 192

Phone Number(s): 715-537-5559 715-537-5814
Fax Number: 715-537-6615
Email Address: [email protected]

1420 State Hwy 25
North Barron, WI 54812-3007

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