Wisconsin Departament of Corrections

Updated on: May 26, 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

Black River Correctional Center

W6898 E Staffon RoadPO Box 19033, Black River Falls, WI, 54615-6426


Green Bay Correctional Institution

2833 Riverside Drive PO Box 19033, Green Bay, WI, 54307-9033


Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility

1015 North 10th Street PO Box 05740, Milwaukee, WI, 53205-0740


Milwaukee Women’s Correctional Center

615 West Keefe Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, 53212


Wisconsin Secure Program Facility

1101 Morrison Drive PO Box 1000, Boscobel, WI, 53805-0900


Wisconsin State Prison

3099 East Washington AvenuePO Box 7969, Madison, WI, 53707-7969


Southern Oaks Girls School

21425B Spring Street, Union Grove, WI, 53182


Douglas County Juvenile Detention

1313 Belknap Street Room 304, Superior, WI, 54880


Douglas County Jail

1316 North 14th Street, Superior, WI, 54880

715-395-1375, 715-394-7274

Jefferson County Juvenile Detention

N3995 Annex Road, Jefferson, WI, 53549


Jefferson County Jail

411 South Center Avenue, Jefferson, WI, 53549-1703


Polk County Juvenile Detention

100 Polk Plaza Suite 50, Balsam Lake, WI, 54810


Polk County Jail

1005 West Main Street, Suite 900, Balsam Lake, WI, 54810


Washington County Juvenile Detention

500 North Schmidt Road, West Bend, WI, 53095


Washington County Secure Detention Facility

500 North Schmidt Road, West Bend, WI, 53095


Jackson County Jail

30 North 3rd Street, Black River Falls, WI, 54615

715-284-5357, 715-284-9009

Jackson County Juvenile Detention

P.O. Box 457, Black River Falls, WI, 54615