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U.S. Marshals Service

Eastern District of Wisconsin

District Cellblock Policy


The USMS requests no prisoners be brought to the USMS cellblock after 3:00 p.m. Federal agents are instructed to contact our prisoner operations desk at (414) 297-3490, during normal working hours; or after 4:30 p.m., the main USMS office number (414) 297-3707, which pages the duty officer. In order to assist the agents, the USMS will do the following;

1). The agents are advised to take new prisoner(s) to any one of our contract facilities (Dodge County, Kenosha County, Milwaukee County, Waukesha County and Brown County).

2). The USMS arranges for the delivery of any new prisoner(s) to the USMS cellblock on the following business morning's transport. Transportation agreements are in place with all of our facilities.

3). The USMS contacts the U.S. Clerk of Courts to schedule the initial appearance. The arresting agents are then notified of the time of this appearance.

4). The USMS contacts the U.S. Pre-Trial Services Office to arrange the bond study.

5). The new prisoner is processed by our staff.

Following the above guidelines will ensure the Federal Defenders Office and the U.S. Probation Office have adequate time to prepare any reports needed for the Courts, thereby reducing unnecessary court hearings. It will also help the USMS manage associated jail transportation costs.


The U.S. Marshal Service, Eastern District of Wisconsin, contracts with various holding facilities to meet it's housing needs of federal prisoners while they are going through their court proceedings. These facilities are required to meet certain federal standards, and placement of federal prisoners is based solely upon the needs of the Marshal's Service.

After sentencing, these prisoners are designated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and are sent to a long term facility. Where prisoners are sent is determined by the BOP, and prisoner information can be obtained at the BOP website.


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