It is the mission of the Walworth County Jail to provide a safe, secure and constitutional detention facility in the most respectful, professional, and fiscally responsible manner.
Walworth County Jail
The current Walworth County Jail was built on the north side of Highway NN in the Town of Geneva and opened in November of 1995 as a 398 bed facility. An addition to the building in 2003 brought the bed space up to the current total of 512 beds. The Sheriff's Office/Jail was annexed into the City of Elkhorn in 2002 when the Judicial Center was relocated to the County complex.
The facility holds both male and female inmates in direct supervision housing units. Subjects arrested for any criminal/traffic offense, from failure to pay a fine to murder in the first degree, are held in the county jail pending sentencing or bond/bail arrangements. Although you cannot currently be sentenced to the county jail in the State of Wisconsin for more than one year per charged offense, those facing serious charges are often held for longer periods of time due to the length of the trial process.
The civilian jail staff of dedicated public servants manage the day to day operations of the jail. Staff ensures that all inmates, staff, and visitors are kept safe and secure, while maintaining and observing all federal, state and local laws.