la crosse county jail

New program helps former inmates stay out of jail

There's a new program helping former drug addicts stay out of jail. In 2016, around 1,300 people were booked in the La Crosse County jail on drug charges. There are currently 21 participants in the Fresh Start program. Inmates who…

Biases affect who's getting arrested in La Crosse County

A 2013 study from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee found that Wisconsin has the highest per capita incarceration rate of African-American men. New data shows that African-American men and women in La Crosse County are twice as likely to get arrested,…

Detox increase puts strain on jail staff

 In the past five years, the number of people detoxing in the La Crosse County Jail has increased by almost 800 percent, yet the size of the jail staff has remained about the same.

Behind the scenes: Withdrawal behind bars

As heroin continues to be a concern in the La Crosse area, jail officials are starting to see an increase in drug addicts behind bars.

Proposed jail legislation could save taxpayer dollars

Taxpayers in La Crosse County could see some savings if a new piece of legislation gets approved. It would allow police departments to transport inmates across state and county lines.