Wisconsin Departament of Corrections

Updated on: March 29, 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

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