Send Mail to an Inmate
Manitowoc County Jail
1025 South 9th Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Envelopes MUST have the inmate’s full name along with the sender’s full legal name AND return address. Letters with no return address will be placed in the inmate’s property for them upon their release. Incoming mail that has no name but a return address, is scented with perfume, adorned with lipstick, stickers, glue, glitter, colorings or markers are deemed a safety and security risk and will be returned to sender. Letters sent in from a restricted contact will be returned to sender. Cashier checks and money orders may be mailed in.
Send Books/ Magazines to an Inmate
Soft covered books and magazines may be sent in through a 3rd party vendor such as Amazon, EBay or a bookstore. Magazines or books that contain:
- Pornographic material, full nudity, clothing (not see through) must cover genitalia or body part that may be considered offensive to anyone, sexual acts
- Gang related material, violence, firearms or drugs (legal or illegal) or any other materials that may disrupt the safety or security of the jail are not allowed.
All newspapers must come through a prepaid subscription. Out-of-county inmates will not be allowed to enter into “time contracts” (i.e. magazine subscriptions, newspaper subscriptions, etc.).
Bulk mail will not be processed unless specifically addressed to an inmate.
Phone Calls from an Inmate
Phones are located in the cellblocks for their use. Inmate may inform family/friend of whereabouts through a recorded message, if they have no funds. Inmate may purchase communication data with funds from their commissary account, allowing them to make a personal call. Calls are limited to 15 minutes per call. The inmate will need to redial each time the conversation is terminated. To set up an account, visit their website.
Phone Calls to an Inmate
No messages will be passed on to an inmate. You may contact them through the mail/ email/ sms/ video visit only.
Send emails to Inmate
Go to CIDNET to create an account. Once on the site, scroll down to “Brochure” to get step-by-step setup instructions.
ALL correspondences are scanned by Manitowoc County Jail staff before transmission is complete. If a correspondence is flagged (contains questionable verbiage/ content), it will be denied.
Canteen, Hygiene & Writing Materials
If an inmate has funds, they can purchase hygiene, writing materials & canteen weekly. An inmate must have $1.00 or less in their account for 3 consecutive days to be considered indigent. An indigent inmate may order indigent hygiene items & writing materials only, weekly.