What happens when a prisoner goes to court?

Prisoners who have recent arrests will be housed in the Green County Jail until they go to their Initial Court Appearance (Arraignment) hearing in court. Their court appearance is based on how quickly the District Attorney’s Office is able to draft the complaint and schedule them for court (usually within 1 to 4 days).

Jail staff do not set the time for court appearances. Prisoners booked into jail on warrants will go to court as the court schedule time permits. We respond to telephone calls regarding dispositions of court appearances on weeknights after 6 pm. Call the jail at 608-328-9598 or, if no answer, call the Communication Center at 608-328-9400.

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