Wisconsin Federal Inmate Locator Departament of Corrections

Updated on: August 4, 2021
Department Name
Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Official Website
Currently Incarcerated Inmates
3099 East Washington Ave. Madison, WI 53704
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.

To pay directly with a credit or debit card, sign up for an account at Access Corrections. For other money information, click the link here.

All rules, regulations, and procedures must be followed at all times. This ensures the safety of inmates, workers, and visitors.

Correctional Facilities in Wisconsin

There are 208 jails and prisons in state Wisconsin

Waupaca County Jail

Law Enforcement Center 1402 East Royalton Street, Waupaca, WI, 54981


Pierce County Jail

432 West Main Street PO Box 9, Ellsworth, WI, 54011


Outagamie County Jail

320 South Walnut Street, Appleton, WI, 54911

920-832-5266, 920-832-5022

Stanley Correctional Institution

100 Corrections Drive, Stanley, WI, 54768-6500


Sawyer County Jail

15880 East Fifth Street PO Box 567, Hayward, WI, 54843


Manitowoc County Jail

1025 South 9th Street, Manitowoc, WI, 54220


Chippewa County Jail

50 East Spruce Street, Chippewa Falls, WI, 54729


Saint Croix County Jail

1101 Carmichael RdHudson, WI 54016

(715) 381-4320

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


Whitefish Bay City Jail

5300 N Marlborough Drive, Whitefish Bay, WI, 53217


Waupun City Jail

16 E Main Street, Waupun, WI, 53963


Wausau City Jail

515 Grand Avenue, Wausau, WI, 54403


Wauwatosa City Jail

1700 N 116th Street, Wauwatosa, WI, 53226


Waukesha City Jail

1901 Delafield Street, Waukesha, WI, 53188


Waupaca City Jail

124 S Washington Street, Waupaca, WI, 54981


Walworth City Jail

247 N Main Street, Walworth, WI, 53184


Two Rivers City Jail

1717 E Park Street, Two Rivers, WI, 54241


Turtle Lake City Jail

114 E. Martin Avenue, Turtle Lake, WI, 54889