Washburn County Jail

Washburn County Jail, WI, Shell Lake, Sheriff Bookings

Updated on: March 29, 2021
Shell Lake
Postal Code
Washburn County
Phone Number
P.O. Box 429 421 Highway 63, Shell Lake, WI, 54871

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About Washburn County Jail

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Washburn County Jail is a minimum-security correctional facility in Shell Lake, Washburn County, Wisconsin. This adult-only facility hosts inmates from all of Washburn County under the governorship of the Wisconsin Sherriff. It houses about 191 inmates under the supervision of over 112 staff members.

Each year the jail has about 3102 bookings with an average of 8 daily. Inmates housed here are incarcerated for different levels of crime, most are sentenced for less than one year while others are waiting to go for trial.

Washburn County Sheriffs Department

421 US Highway 63, Shell Lake, Wisconsin, 54871

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

Inmates at Washburn County Jail are allowed to send and receive mails and some packages. However, this is under strict guidelines; certain items such as perfumes, staples, bookmarks, drugs, among others, are prohibited. Mails are also expected to have a return address for them to be delivered to the relevant inmates. The mailing address is:

Washburn County Jail
Inmate's Name (No Inmate number required)
P.O. Box 429 421 Highway 63, Shell Lake, WI, 54871

Sending Money

Inmates at Washburn County Jail, Wisconsin are allowed to have commissary. Friends and family members of the inmate can deposit funds into these accounts through the following means:

Phone calls

Inmates at the Washburn County Jail are permitted to make calls to an approved list of friends and family members. Find more details on facility’s official website.


The Washburn County Jail allows inmates to receive visitors at the appointed time. The 30-minutes visits are scheduled according to an inmate’s housing unit. Visitors are expected to make appointments at 715-468-4720 before dropping by to visit their loved ones.

Visiting 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


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

Washburn County Overview

County Seat:
Shell Lake
Year Organized:
Total Square Miles:
2018 Population:
Persons/Square Mile:

County structure

Government Type:
Dillon's Rule
Legislative Body:
Board of Supervisors
Size of Legislative Body:


2018 Population:
25 to 64 Years of Age:
65 Years of Age and Older: