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Linen Change:

There will be a full and partial exchange for all inmates weekly. You may not send your wash out of the Jail for laundering. The full linen exchange includes: uniform, socks, towel, (2) sheets, washcloth, and T-shirt. The partial linen exchange includes: socks, towel, washcloth, and T-shirt.

Altering or destroying anything issued to you is not allowed and will be referred to the District Attorney for charges, or issued a citation, and/or disciplinary action.

For straight-time inmates, lock-up is at 10:00pm to 5:30am in cells. All inmates, non-working hubers and those who do not have Huber status will restrict their noise level when the lights and televisions are shut off.

Magazines and Books:

You may receive magazines or newspapers by subscription. You may only receive 3 periodicals per month. (Daily newspapers would be considered 1 periodical for a month.) HARD COVERED BOOKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Soft covered (paperback) books must be sent directly from the publisher or a Bookstore via U.S. Mail or UPS only. Make sure the inmate's name is listed on the address label. Any periodicals exploiting nudity, criminal activity, tattooing or offensive sexual contact will be placed in the inmate’s property until released from custody. The Jail's mailing address: Washington County Jail, 500 Schmidt Road, West Bend, WI 53095.

Cards removed from magazines for free catalogs, information, and/or subscriptions for magazines, etc., will not be mailed unless mailed in an envelope sold through the commissary. The Jail is not responsible for any bills incurred by the inmates for any mailed or returned publications. Packages will not be accepted at the Jail unless they contain items allowed in the inmate’s property.

The staff, to assure compliance with the restrictions listed, will conduct routine inspections. Excessive amounts of magazines or books will be placed in the inmate’s property. Excessive newspapers will be discarded. Inmates must cooperate during housing area searches and inspections.





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