- Department Name
- Wisconsin Department of Corrections
- Official Website
- Currently Incarcerated Inmates
- 3099 E. Washington Ave. P.O. Box 7969. Madison, WI 53707-7969
- Phone Number
Types of Correctional Facilities in Wisconsin
Those who are sentenced to a federal prison in Wisconsin are overseen and maintained by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC). The Wisconsin DOC has a centralized inmate database which makes it easy to search for an inmate in any prison throughout the state.
Although you can use the database to search for inmates in federal prison, you will not be able to find those in county jails, police jails, or city jails. You will need to go to their individual websites for information.
Below, you will find information about the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, how to search for an inmate, and how to stay in contact.
Wisconsin DOC Mission
Like other states, Wisconsin Department of Corrections has a mission to uphold both for those incarcerated and the community. At the Wisconsin DOC, they are focussed on public safety through the custody and community supervision of offenders. They offer education, programming, and treatment to offenders to help them be successful upon their return to the community.
How to Search for an Inmate
You will need to do a search for an inmate to find out what facility they are in as well as to acquire information you may need to keep in contact or send money.
You can easily do an inmate search from the Wisconsin DOC homepage. Under the online services tab, you will need to click on inmate and offender locator. Agree to the terms and conditions.
You can search for an inmate by only their last name, but the more information you have, the easier it will be to locate the inmate.
Once you find the inmate you are looking for, you will want to write down pertinent information such as the facility and facility address where the inmate is located, their DOC number (above picture), and their status.
How to Stay in communication with an Inmate
When friends and family stay in communication with an inmate, it helps to offender to be rehabilitated upon release. The Wisconsin DOC offers several ways to stay in contact with a loved one.
Receive phone calls: Inmates may only make collect phone calls. If you cannot receive collect calls, you will need to set up a prepaid account through Securus Technologies.
Electronic Messages: With technology, you can now send urgent messages to inmates electronically like a text message through Corrlinks.
Send mail: To send mail, the inmate’s full name and DOC number must be included on all mail. Visit the money, mail and property page to find out more about sending mail.
How to Send Money
Occasionally an inmate may need money for various things. Friends and family are allowed to give money to an inmate via internet, phone, walk-in, or mail.
All rules, regulations, and procedures must be followed at all times. This ensures the safety of inmates, workers, and visitors.
Correctional Facilities in WisconsinThere are 456 jails and prisons in state Wisconsin
Wyocena City Jail
711 E Cook St PO Box 913, Wyocena, WI, 53969
Wonewoc City Jail
200 West Street, Wonewoc, WI, 53968
Wisconsin Dells City Jail
712 Oak Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53965
Wisconsin Rapids City Jail
444 W Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, 54495
Winneconne City Jail
30 South 1st Street, Winneconne, WI, 54986
Wind Lake City Jail
6419 Heg Park Road, Wind Lake, WI, 53185
Williams Bay City Jail
250 Williams Street, Williams Bay, WI, 53191
Wild Rose City Jail
500 Main Street, Wild Rose, WI, 54984
Whitewater City Jail
312 W Whitewater Street, Whitewater, WI, 53190
Whitefish Bay City Jail
5300 N Marlborough Drive, Whitefish Bay, WI, 53217
Wheeler City Jail
201 N Bridge Street, Wheeler, WI, 54772
Weyauwega City Jail
109 E Main Street, Weyauwega, WI, 54983
Westby City Jail
200 N Main Street, Westby, WI, 54667
Waupun City Jail
16 E Main Street, Waupun, WI, 53963
Wausau City Jail
515 Grand Avenue, Wausau, WI, 54403
Wautoma City Jail
210 E Main Street, Wautoma, WI, 54982
Wauwatosa City Jail
1700 N 116th Street, Wauwatosa, WI, 53226
Waukesha City Jail
1901 Delafield Street, Waukesha, WI, 53188
Waunakee City Jail
205 N Klein Drive, Waunakee, WI, 53597
Waupaca City Jail
124 S Washington Street, Waupaca, WI, 54981