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You have been sentenced to the Fond du Lac County Jail. The court has ordered you to complete the “Jail Information Packet” immediately and deposit it into the box by the Clerk of Court, 2nd floor of the City/County Building, 160 S. Macy Street. When the Jail receives the Judgment of Conviction (JOC) from the court, the Jail will contact you to schedule a report-in date, which will be within 60 days from the date of sentencing unless otherwise ordered by the judge. For additional information call:  Fond du Lac County Jail at (920) 929-3394 or the Huber Facility at (920) 929-3397

What is Huber?
The Court may have granted the Huber privilege to work, seek employment, to attend to the needs of family members and/or attend school or treatment programs, if approved/verified by Jail Administration.
The Jail Division administers the Huber program under a strict set of rules. Your behavior and the preparations you make will determine your ability to exercise Huber privileges.

Where should I report?
Fond du Lac County Jail
63 Western Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Map and Directions

FAILURE TO REPORT ON THE DATE SCHEDULED BY JAIL STAFF AND/OR FAILURE TO FILL OUT THE APPLICATION ATTACHED MAY RESULT IN A WARRANT BEING ISSUED FOR YOUR ARREST, THEREBY JEOPARDIZING WORK RELEASE PRIVILEGES, LOSS OF GOOD TIME, IN-HOUSE DISCIPLINE, ETC.

DO NOT REPORT UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS!!  You may be tested prior to being allowed to work.  By testing positive, you will be subject to disciplinary action and your Huber privileges may be suspended or revoked!

What should I bring? (ALL ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DENIAL IF THEY POSE A RISK TO SECURITY)
All employment information: Employers name, address, telephone number, your supervisor’s name and the days and time you work. You must also bring the Huber and per diem fees. If you would like to purchase items from canteen you may want to bring additional money to be placed in your canteen account. You may want to bring a small amount of change for the laundry machines in order to wash your work clothes. A small amount of laundry detergent may be kept in your locker. Bring only a minimal amount of things with you such as hygiene products and a reasonable amount of clothing, storage space is limited. You will be given a locker to place your items in.

Items allowed in the dorms from the locker room are limited - You may bring 3 pairs of socks, 3 underwear, 3 t-shirts (must be short sleeved) one set of thermal underwear (shirt & pants) are allowed – these ALL must be of solid color, no writing, zippers, pockets, metal and/or buttons on these items. Women may not have an underwire in their bras (allowed to bring in up to 3)

DO NOT bring tobacco products or lighting materials as they are prohibited in the jail.
DO NOT bring glass or metal containers.
DO NOT bring any food or drinking items with you. You may purchase items through canteen system
DO NOT bring in cell phone/pagers/electronic devices as these are prohibited in the facility.
DO NOT bring books/magazines – the jail has a supply of these materials.
DO NOT bring in any tools, weapons, razors or aerosol sprays of any sort. No body sprays/perfumes are allowed.  (Electric razors will be allowed in the locker room – not inside the dorm) Q-tips and dental floss are not allowed

Medications are allowed only if in the original pharmacy container and with a current and properly labeled prescription. Multiple medications combined in one container are not allowed. Staff will verify and set up the medications, with approval from the jail’s doctor, to be delivered to you by the Huber facility staff.  This will be the process for all medications during your stay at the Huber facility. Over the counter medications are not allowed to be brought in (The company which provides canteen does have some items available for order) You are not allowed to consume any medications outside of the facility or without staff’s approval.
Jail medication times are 6:00am and 8:00pm.

ALL controlled medications or narcotics MUST be blister packed by a pharmacy. You will only be allowed to have a 14 day supply of a controlled/narcotic medication and at the end of the 14 days the physician must re-evaluate continued need for the medication.

Health Care:
The Jail’s Medical Authority oversees all medical care of inmates incarcerated in the Fond du Lac County Jail. It will be the Medical Authority’s determination on whether a Huber inmate will be permitted to seek medical care/services/medications in the community.  All inmates will be held responsible for payment of any and all medical expenses that are incurred during incarceration. This is inclusive of, but not limited to, dental and psychiatric expenses.

You have the choice of refusing any medical services or medication. However, if you choose to refuse you will need to complete a refusal form.

TB Skin Testing:
All inmates incarcerated for more than 10 days must have a TB skin test.  Prior to reporting in to begin your sentence, you may go to the Fond du Lac County Health Department, 160 S. Macy Street between the hours of 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM and have a county nurse administer the TB skin test.  The cost is $10.00. You may provide documentation that a TB skin test was given and read within the last 6 months to the jail nurse. Or you may have your personal physician perform the test at your expense and provide the results to the jail nurse.  Or once you have started your sentence, within the first 10 days you can place an inmate request to set up a time to be seen by the jail nurse to administer the TB test, for a $10.00 charge.  If you do not choose any of these options, you will be held in from work and required to have a chest X-ray done at your expense, and may be transported to do so.

NOTE: Be advised that once the TB skin test is placed it needs to be read by the provider in 48-72 hours.

Wages and Huber Board:
Huber fees are $16.00 per day or $112.00 per week. The first two weeks of Huber fees must be prepaid ($224.00) in order to exercise work release, and must remain prepaid during the entire stay. You are charged Huber fees for every day of your stay up to and including your release date. Your Huber fees must be deposited in the Jail ATM located in the Jail lobby off of Western Avenue. There is a $2.00 fee for any ATM transaction, charged by owner of the ATM. Huber fees must be deposited in your account no later than Sunday morning at 12:00am, unless pre-authorized by the Officer in Charge of accounts on the 11pm-7am shift, currently CO Putz or his designee.

In accordance with Section 303.08(3) of the Wisconsin State Statues, all cash earnings and payroll checks must be a statement of earnings and hours worked (check stubs, etc.) and must be turned over to the correctional officer upon receipt.  Huber inmates will receive the balance of his/her payroll check after the Huber fees and/or court obligations (i.e. restitution, child support) have been satisfied. If you have direct deposit you still need to submit your check stub to Huber staff for verification of work hours.

Per Diem (Maintenance Fee)
Each inmate sentenced to the Fond du Lac County Jail will be required to pay a maintenance fee, established by the County board resolution.  The fee is $5.00 per day, for a maximum of 10 days of the sentence.  Maximum amount charged is $50.00. This is an additional fee charged at the time of booking.

How do I get to work?
If reasonable, Huber inmates may be allowed to walk to work. Huber staff may require a ride for outlying areas of the city/county for appointments, etc. if weather or location deems necessary. If traveling by vehicle, the driver must have a valid driver’s license and be fully insured. You MUST provide a copy of the driver license and insurance to the Huber facility. The color, make, model of vehicle, plate number and name of person must be provided. Vehicle registration is required. You will be allowed a reasonable amount of travel time for work. You will take the most direct route to and from your place of employment/school/appointment, and you will not be allowed to stop any place while enroute. You will not be allowed to socialize with family, friends or acquaintances while enroute or at work/school/child care, appointments, etc. You are not allowed to stop at or enter any places of business unless authorized by Huber staff.

If you bring your personal vehicle you will need to park it in LOT# 25 – along the north side of the parking lot. You will need to give the Huber facility the make, model, color, year and license plate number.

Employment verification:

All employment is subject to approval by the Administrative staff of the Fond du Lac County Jail and must be verified. The Jail reserves the right to deny employment when such employment affects the security, control and efficient operation of the facility.  No inmate is allowed to leave the county or state at anytime without court order or written approval by the Huber Work Release Supervisor, Jail Administration or designee.

If employment dictates, you may be allowed out of the Huber facility up to 8 hours a day, six days a week, upon approval of the Huber facility staff, (For those who work at Quad Graphics – you will be allowed to work per your current work schedule.) Part-time employment must be approved by the Huber Supervisor. You will only be allowed to work one job while incarcerated. You will only be allowed to attend school or employment, not both, unless approved by Huber Supervisor. You will be required to immediately notify the Huber staff of any job-related or other problems so that he/she may assist you in resolving them.

Self Employed:
Must have established business for at least six months prior to being in jail. You must provide federal and state tax numbers as verification such as TAX ID or 10-99. Hours out of the facility will be limited to 8 hours a day plus reasonable amount of travel time.  You may not be at a home office or another office unless authorized by Huber staff. Inmates must provide invoices or work performed with name, address and phone number where work is/was performed.  Inmates must provide your whereabouts/job(s) daily to the Huber facility staff.

Child Care:
Fee is $9.00 per day. You must be pre-paid two weeks ($126.00) in order to exercise this privilege. Children must be biological children of the inmate or the inmate is the legal guardian of the children. A copy of the birth certificate(s) is required for verification. A letter from the employer of the other parent/guardian with days and hours worked is also required. A phone number to this employment and a direct supervisor must be provided for confirmation. If you are employed, you will not be allowed to do child care.

The children must live at the inmate’s residence and the residence must have a landline phone. You may not leave the home while providing child care unless approved by the Huber staff. No other adult(s) may be present while an incarcerated individual is present in the home.

Job Search:
You will be required to phone or write a prospective employer to have an application mailed in.  A family member may pick up an application, bring it to the facility during visiting hours or mail it in, whereby it be delivered to the appropriate individual.  When the application is completed, it will be returned to the prospective employer via the same means as received.  Calling cards will be allowed to be purchased through the jail’s canteen system for this purpose.  Every other Thursday from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM the Huber facility staff will verify such interviews, and the individual will be granted out of the facility for said interview. Job search is divided in to two separate groups: A-L is allowed to go one week, and M-Z is allowed to go the next. In order to participate in work search you must have a current photo ID card and your social security card with you.

Huber Transfer:
All transfer requests are handled by the Huber Supervisor. To transfer to another county jail, you must complete this information packet providing work information, etc. prior to the request being processed. When the Huber Supervisor contacts you to set up report in date advise her of the request to transfer to another jail facility.

Inmate Diversion Programs (IDP):
GPS (Global Positioning System) or SWRP (Supervised Work Release Program) – The Huber Work Release Supervisor will review all completed “Jail Information Packets”.  Your eligibility for an IDP will be determined by the Huber Work Release Supervisor.  If eligible for all or part of your sentence to be served on IDP you will be contacted by the supervisor and/or designee.  The court has ordered Huber privilege, IDP candidates are chosen at the discretion of the jail.  Further instructions will be given if determined that you qualify for IDP.

AODA Assessment:
You may be required to get an alcohol and other drug abuse assessment (AODA) as a condition of your sentence. These are scheduled through the Department of Community Programs located at 459 East 1st Street. The phone number is 920-929-3500. If you fail to schedule this appointment prior to serving your sentence in jail – you will not be allowed to schedule while in custody and will need to schedule this after you are released.

You must provide a copy of the DRIVER SAFETY PLAN ORDER to the Huber facility

OWI Offenders – Per Wisconsin Act 100 – which took effect on July 1, 2010, requires judges to order a mandatory Ignition Interlock Device for:

  • ALL repeat OWI offenders
  • ALL first time OWI offenders with an alcohol concentration of 0.15% or higher
  • ALL drivers who refuse to provide a breath or blood sample for a chemical test at a traffic stop

An Ignition Interlock Device is a machine that requires an alcohol-free breath sample before a car can be started.
Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device must be completed within 14 days of the court order.

Under Act 100, you must provide proof to the Sheriff (Huber facility) that an Ignition Interlock Device has been installed for every vehicle owned by or registered to the offender, unless vehicle is specifically exempted by the court. Huber privileges will NOT be granted if you fail to comply with this order.

Ignition Interlock Device is leased from a service provider for the duration of the vehicle sanction, a minimum of 12 months. The lease and service agreement includes fees for installation, monthly service, and removal at the conclusion of the sanction. Other fees may be assessed by the service provider for periodic calibration, violation resets, or permanent lockout conditions.
Even if the OWI offender does not own a vehicle, the operating privilege will be restricted. If the offender borrows leases or rents a vehicle, it must be equipped with an IID to legally operate a vehicle.

There are currently four IID models certified for use in Wisconsin:

IID Model  
Manufacturer
Phone Number
Intoxalock Model 1001A
Consumer Safety Technology, Inc.
1-877-777-5020
Interlock XT
Draeger Safety, Inc.
1-800-597-5054
LifeSafer FC100
LifeSafer Interlock
1-800-584-1226
SSI 20/20
Smart Start, Inc.
1-800-880-3394
Inmate Diversion Programs CLICK HERE

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