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
Sturtevant City Jail
2801 89th Street, Sturtevant, WI, 53177
Suamico City Jail
3076 Lakeview Drive, Suamico, WI, 54173
Strum City Jail
202 5th Ave S, Strum, WI, 54770
Sturgeon Bay City Jail
421 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI, 54235
Stoddard City Jail
180 N Main Street, Stoddard, WI, 54658
Stevens Point City Jail
1515 Strongs Avenue, Stevens Point, WI, 54481
Star Prairie City Jail
310 Hill Avenue, Star Prairie, WI, 54026
St Croix Falls City Jail
710 S Highway 35, St Croix Falls, WI, 54024
Spooner City Jail
305 Elm Street, Spooner, WI, 54801
Spring Green City Jail
112 West Monroe Street, Spring Green, WI, 53588
South Milwaukee City Jail
2424 15th Avenue, South Milwaukee, WI, 53172
Soldiers Grove City Jail
102 Passive Sun Drive, Soldiers Grove, WI, 54655
Solon Springs City Jail
9830 Scenic Dr PO Box 273, Solon Springs, WI, 54873
Slinger City Jail
300 Slinger Road, Slinger, WI, 53086
Siren City Jail
24049 1st Ave PO Box 23, Siren, WI, 54872
Shullsburg City Jail
125 S Kennedy Street, Shullsburg, WI, 53586
Shorewood Hills City Jail
810 Shorewood Boulevard, Shorewood Hills, WI, 53705
Shiocton City Jail
N5605 State Rd 76, Shiocton, WI, 54170
Shell Lake City Jail
501 1st, Shell Lake, WI, 54871
Sheboygan City Jail
1315 North 23rd Street Suite 101, Sheboygan, WI, 53081