Wisconsin Departament of Corrections

Updated on: March 16, 2020
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.

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 457 jails and prisons in state Wisconsin

Waupaca City Jail

124 S Washington Street, Waupaca, WI, 54981


Walworth City Jail

247 N Main Street, Walworth, WI, 53184


Wabeno City Jail

4461 N Branch St Rt 1 Box 340, Wabeno, WI, 54566


Viola City Jail

106 W Wisconsin Street, Viola, WI, 54652


Viroqua City Jail

702 E Broadway Street, Viroqua, WI, 54665


Valders City Jail

207 South Liberty Street, Valders, WI, 54245


Two Rivers City Jail

1717 E Park Street, Two Rivers, WI, 54241


Twin Lakes City Jail

920 Lance Drive, Twin Lakes, WI, 53181


Turtle Lake City Jail

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


Trempealeau City Jail

24455 E 3rd Street, Trempealeau, WI, 54661


Tomah City Jail

805 Superior Avenue, Tomah, WI, 54660


Tomahawk City Jail

219 W Somo Avenue, Tomahawk, WI, 54487


Tigerton City Jail

221 Birch Street, Tigerton, WI, 54486


Thorp City Jail

300 W Prospect Street, Thorp, WI, 54771


Three Lakes City Jail

1795 Erie St PO Box 5, Three Lakes, WI, 54562


Thiensville City Jail

250 Elm Street, Thiensville, WI, 53092


Theresa City Jail

202 S Milwaukee Street, Theresa, WI, 53091


Superior City Jail

1316 North 14th Street, Suite 150, Superior, WI, 54880


Suring City Jail

604 E Main Street, Suring, WI, 54174


Sun Prairie City Jail

300 E Main Street, Sun Prairie, WI, 53590