Wisconsin Departament of Corrections
- 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 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