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
Waupun Correctional Institution
200 South Madison Street PO Box 351, Waupun, WI, 53963-0351
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
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
Jackson County Juvenile Detention
P.O. Box 457, Black River Falls, WI, 54615