Wisconsin State Records

Wisconsin Inmate Records

Wisconsin inmate records contain official information of present and former inmates held in state prisons, county jails, correctional inmate facilities, and other penal institutions. The records may provide general information such as the inmate’s registration number, full name, date of birth, and sex. Public inmate records may also include sentencing information, such as the type and class of offense, and the location of the facility holding the inmate. In compliance with state laws, Wisconsin inmate records fall under the umbrella of public records and therefore can be accessed by the public.

Wisconsin’s Prison Structure

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) is tasked with the oversight of 19 adult institutions in the state. It also manages 17 adult correctional centers, including 3 women’s correctional centers: Taycheedah Correctional Institution, Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center, and Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center. Each of these facilities has unique rules and guidelines that the public must follow when visiting or contacting inmates.

How Do I Send Money to an Inmate?

Effective 2018, all payments and deposits to inmates housed in facilities managed by the Wisconsin DOC are processed by the payment service company, Access Correction, and its affiliate CashPayToday. Family and friends can send money to inmates using any of three options:

  • Internet/phone
  • U.S postal service
  • Walk-in

AccessCorrections accepts deposits made via phone at (866) 345-1884. Members of the public can also make direct payments (cash only) by visiting any CashPayToday office.

Payments made using the U.S postal service must include the inmate’s DOC number and a completed deposit form. Check and money orders must be made payable to "Access Secure Deposits" and sent to:

Secure Deposits – Wisconsin DOC,
P.O. Box 12486,
St Louis, MO 63132.

Can Anyone Visit an Inmate?

Visits are only allowed to individuals named on an inmate’s approved list. Each inmate is allowed a maximum of 12 approved adult visitors. Depending on the circumstances, the warden of the facility may permit exceptions. However, children of approved visitors or children of the inmate are not counted among the 12 and may also be allowed to visit, if accompanied by an adult.

How to Visit an Inmate in Wisconsin Prison

Members of the public are advised to contact the facility before their visit. Although the Wisconsin Department of Corrections oversees correctional institutions in the state, each correctional facility establishes its own visiting schedule, consistent with the available resources and other activities. Details of the facility’s location and visiting schedule can be found by visiting the correctional facility’s website.

Names of Adult Institutions and Correctional Centers in the State

Below are the names and addresses of correctional center facilities and adult institutions managed by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC)

Wisconsin Correctional Center System

Black River Correctional Center
W6898 E Staffon Road
Black River Falls, WI 54615-6426
(715) 333-5681
Fax: (715) 333-2708

Drug Abuse Correctional Center
4280 N. Sherman Road
Winnebago, WI 54985-0036
(920) 236-2700
Fax: (920) 426-5601

Felmers O. Chaney Correctional Center
2825 N. 30th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53210
(414) 874-1600
Fax: (414) 874-1695

Flambeau Correctional Center
N671 County Road M
Hawkins, WI 54530-9400
(715) 585-6394
Fax: (715) 585-6563

Gordon Correctional Center
10401 E. County Road G
Gordon, WI 54838
(715) 376-2680
Fax: (715) 376-4361

John C. Burke Correctional Center
900 S. Madison St.
Waupun, WI 53963-0900
(920) 324-3460
Fax: (920) 324-4575

Kenosha Correctional Center
6353 14th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53143
(262) 653-7099
Fax: (262) 653-7241

Marshall E. Sherrer Correctional Center
1318 N. 14th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53205-2596
(414) 343-5000
Fax: (414) 343-5039

McNaughton Correctional Center
8500 Rainbow Road
Lake Tomahawk, WI 54939-9558
(715) 277-2484
Fax: (715) 277-2293

Oregon Correctional Center
5140 County Hwy M
Oregon, WI 53575-0025
(608) 835-3233
Fax: (608) 835-3175

Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center
N8375 County Line Road
Oneida, WI 54155-9300
(920) 869-1095
Fax: (920) 869-2650

St. Croix Correctional Center
1859 N. 4th Street
New Richmond, WI 54017-0036
(715) 246-6971
Fax: (715) 246-3680

Thompson Correctional Center
434 State Farm Road
Deerfield, WI 53531-9562
(608) 423-3415
Fax: (608) 423-9852

Winnebago Correctional Center
4300 Sherman Rd
Winnebago, WI 54985-0128
(920) 424-0402
Fax: (920) 424-0430

Wisconsin Women's Correctional System

Taycheedah Correctional Institution
751 County Road K
Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1947
(920) 929-3800
Fax: (920) 929-2946

Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center
615 West Keefe Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 267-6101
Fax: (414) 267-6130

Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center
21425-A Spring St.
Union Grove, WI 53182-9408
(262) 878-6000
Fax: (262) 878-6015

Wisconsin Adult Institutions

Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility
2909 E. Park Ave.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
(715) 720-2850
Fax: (715) 720-2859

Columbia Correctional Institution
2925 Columbia Drive
Portage, WI 53901-0950
(608) 742-9100
Fax: (608) 742-9111

Dodge Correctional Institution
1 W. Lincoln Street
Waupun, WI 53963
(920) 324-5577
(920) 324-6354 Fax
Fax: (920) 324-6281 Reception

Fox Lake Correctional Institution
W10237 Lake Emily Road
Fox Lake, WI 53933-0147
(920) 928-3151
Fax: (920) 928-6929

Green Bay Correctional Institution
2833 Riverside Drive
Green Bay, WI 54307-9033
(920) 432-4877
Fax: (920) 448-6545

Jackson Correctional Institution
N6500 Haipek Road
Black River Falls, WI 54615-0232
(715) 284-4550
Fax: (715) 284-7335

Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution
W9071 Forest Drive
Plymouth, WI 53073
(920) 526-3244
Fax: (920) 526-9320

Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility
1015 N. 10th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53205-0740
(414) 212-3535
Fax: (414) 212-6811

New Lisbon Correctional Institution
2000 Progress Road
New Lisbon, WI 53950-2000
(608) 562-6400
Fax: (608) 562-6410

Oakhill Correctional Institution
5212 County Hwy. M
Oregon, WI 53575-0140
(608) 835-3101
Fax: (608) 835-6090

Oshkosh Correctional Institution
1730 W. Snell Road
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 231-4010
Fax: (920) 236-2615/2626

Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution
500 E. Parrish St.
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821-6000
(608) 326-7828
Fax: (608) 326-5969

Racine Correctional Institution
2019 Wisconsin St.
Sturtevant, WI 53177-1829
(262) 886-3214
Fax: (262) 886-3514

Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility
1501 Albert St.
Racine, WI 53404-0001
(262) 638-1999
Fax: (262) 638-1777

Redgranite Correctional Institution
1006 County Road EE
Redgranite, WI 54970
(920) 566-2600
Fax: (920) 566-2610

Stanley Correctional Institution
100 Corrections Drive
Stanley, WI 54768-6500
(715) 644-2960
Fax: (715) 644-2966

Sturtevant Transitional Facility
9351 Rayne Road
Sturtevant, WI 53177
(262) 884-2410
Fax: (262) 886-6069

Waupun Correctional Institution
200 S. Madison St.
Waupun, WI 53963-0351
(920) 324-5571
Fax: (920) 324-7250

Wisconsin Secure Program Facility
1101 Morrison Drive
Boscobel, WI 53805-1000
(608) 375-5656
Fax: (608) 375-5595

How to Obtain Inmate Records from Wisconsin County Jails

Most of the counties in Wisconsin maintain an online inmate roster or web service managed by the county’s sheriff’s office. For instance, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office maintains an online inmate locator tool that residents can use to find general information on inmates, while the Dane County Sheriff’s Office publishes a regularly updated inmate list. Waukesha County publishes an online list of inmates incarcerated at its county jail facility, while Brown County provides a searchable online platform that members of the public can use to access general information on former and current inmates. Members of the public may also be able to obtain records by contacting the support division of the county jail.

How to Obtain Inmate Records from Wisconsin State Prisons

Members of the public can locate an inmate or obtain general inmate information using the inmate search tool provided by the Wisconsin Department of Correction. The department recommends that requesters fill out all fields, providing as much relevant information as possible to facilitate the search, including the inmate’s name, birth year, address, and DOC number if known. Searches can be filtered to reveal only registered search offenders. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the department at:

Department of Corrections
P. O. Box 7925
Madison, WI 53707-7925
DOCGeneral@wisconsin.gov

Security camera on a barb wire fence
Contact:(262) 214-6265

Results Include

Full Criminal Case Details:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Blackmail
  • Conspiracy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Felonies
  • Firearms
  • Fraud
  • Infractions
  • Kidnapping
  • Larceny
  • Manslaughter
  • Mayhem
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Obstruction
  • Perjury
  • Parole Violation
  • Probation Violation
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Solicitation
  • Theft

Results are based upon available information from state, county and municipal databases, and may not include some or all of the above details.

Criminal Record

Criminal Record

  • There were over 1,240,000 reported violent crimes in the United States in 2017.
  • Between 2006 and 2010, approximately 3.4 million violent crimes went unreported.
  • Around 73 million (29.5%) of Americans have criminal records, many of which are eligible for sealing or expungement.
  • There were nearly 7.7 million property crimes in the United States in 2017. This represents a 3.6% decrease from the previous year.
  • Some newspapers have reported the cost of a public record can cost between $5 and $399,000.
  • In 2017, there were 1,920 presidential pardon requests. Of those, 142 were granted.