The Wisconsin Department of Corrections operates 37 correctional units through constructive management. The prison system is classified based on four security levels ranging from minimum to maximum.
In this article, we will look into these Winson correctional centers, their security levels, and the facilities offered to inmates of these prisons.
Adult State Prisons
- Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility
- Columbia Correctional Institution
- Dodge Correctional Institution
- Fox Lake Correctional Institution
- Green Bay Correctional Institution
- Jackson Correctional Institution
- Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution
- Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility
- New Lisbon Correctional Institution
- Oakhill Correctional Institution
- Oshkosh Correctional Institution
- Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution
- Racine Correctional Institution
- Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility
- Redgranite Correctional Institution
- Stanley Correctional Institution
- Sturtevant Transitional Facility
- Waupun Correctional Institution
- Wisconsin Secure Program Facility
- Wisconsin Resource Center
Wisconsin Department of Corrections for Males
- Oregon Correctional Center
- Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center
- St. Croix Correctional Center
- Thompson Correctional Center
- Winnebago Correctional Center
- Black River Correctional Center
- Drug Abuse Correctional Center
- Felmers O. Chaney Correctional Center
- Flambeau Correctional Center
- Gordon Correctional Center
- John C. Burke Correctional Center
- Kenosha Correctional Center
- Marshall E. Sherrer Correctional Center
- McNaughton Correctional Center
Wisconsin Women's Correctional System for Females
- Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center
- Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center
- Taycheedah Correctional Institution
Prison-level classification in the state of Wisconsin
Level 1 Prison- Community
Level 1 prison inmates are kept in the least restrictive custody care system, formerly known as correctional centers.
Level 2 Prison- Minimum
Level 2 prison inmates are given less freedom than community correctional unit inmates. Still, offenders in these facilities may enjoy more privileges than in Level 3 prisons.
Level 3 Prison- Medium
Medium security facilities have perimeter fencing, and inmates can open and close their own units. Inmate movement is less restrictive than a maximum facility.
Level 4 Prison- Maximum
These facilities have the highest level of security. Inmates assigned with maximum custody are kept here under strict supervision.
Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4 Prisons In The State of Wisconsin
Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility
It is a minimum security facility (Level 2) that opened in 2004. The correctional center has a capacity of 466 male offenders. The Earned Release Program is also offered to the inmates of CVCTF.
Columbia Correctional Institution
It operated in 1986 and could house 830 male inmates. Maximum custody offenders kept here are offered opportunities to participate in vocational education workshops.
Dodge Correctional Institution
With the capacity to hold 1573 male inmates, the center was opened in 1978. The maximum security setup is provided to offenders along with the training programs and other activities that encourage them for eventual release.
Fox Lake Correctional Institution
Fox Lake is a medium security facility for men that could accommodate 1344 adult inmates. The facility was opened in September 1962.
Green Bay Correctional Institution
Green Bay, the maximum security facility was built in 1898. The building can accommodate 1091 male convicts. The facility was initially known as Wisconsin State Reformatory until 1972.
Jackson Correctional Institution
In 1996, Jackson Correctional center was operated as a medium security facility. The prison can accommodate 995 male offenders.
Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution
Opened in 1962, the medium security facility has an accommodation capacity of 1172 male inmates. However, it was built initially to accommodate juvenile offenders and later converted to an adult facility in 1972.
Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility
The building was opened in 2001 with a capacity to hold 246 medium-custody male inmates.
New Lisbon Correctional Institution
Found in Juneau County, New Lisbon was opened in 2004. It is a medium-security correctional center that can accommodate 1015 prisoners.
Oakhill Correctional Institution
The building was built in 1931 and remained vacant for 10 years. In 1976, the Oregon School was converted into Oakhill Correctional center. It can house 690 male inmates of minimum custody.
Oshkosh Correctional Institution
Oshkosh houses medium-custody male inmates. It has an official capacity of more than 2000 criminals. The facility offers sexual abuse treatment, as it mainly houses sex offenders.
Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution
With a capacity to hold 512 medium custody inmates, a housing facility was opened in 1997 known as Prairie du Chien. The facility ensures inmates' safety and the willingness of offenders to improve their well-being by participating in educational and vocational programs.
Racine Correctional Institution
A Level 3 prison that can accommodate 1692 male offenders. Racine aims to bring positivity that could fade negative impacts on offenders through education and programming.
Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility
The center has a Level 3 security that accommodates 450 male offenders aged 18-24. The facility has two units each containing 120 cells. It also contains a Restrictive housing unit having 27 beds.
Redgranite Correctional Institution
Redgranite is a Level 3 prison that can accommodate 1,018 male offenders who are encouraged to take part in behavioral development activities.
Stanley Correctional Institution
Stanley is a Level 3 prison that can provide self-development programs to 1,550 male offenders. The center was operated in 1998.
Sturtevant Transitional Facility
A Level 1 prison that can accommodate 152 male offenders
Waupun Correctional Institution
A Level 4 prison that can accommodate 1,240 male offenders
Wisconsin Secure Program Facility
A Level 4 prison that can accommodate 501 male offenders
Wisconsin Resource Center
A Level 4 prison that can accommodate 344 male offenders
Male Wisconsin Correctional Centers-Level 1 Prison;
Black River Correctional Center
Opened in 1962; 118 inmate capacity
Drug Abuse Correctional Center
Opened in 1977; 294 inmate capacity
Felmers O. Chaney Correctional Center
Opened in 2000; 100 inmate capacity
Flambeau Correctional Center
Opened in 1954; 90 inmate capacity
Gordon Correctional Center
Opened in 1950; 89 inmate capacity
John C. Burke Correctional Center
Opened in 1990; 250 inmate capacity
Kenosha Correctional Center
Opened in 1990; 115 inmate capacity
Marshall E. Sherrer Correctional Center
Opened in 1981; 60 inmate capacity
McNaughton Correctional Center
Opened in 1956; 102 inmate capacity
Oregon Correctional Center
Opened in 1992; 112 inmate capacity
Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center
Opened in 1982; 120 inmate capacity
St. Croix Correctional Center
Opened in 1991; 120 inmate capacity
Thompson Correctional Center
Opened in 1993; 125 inmate capacity
Winnebago Correctional Center
Opened in 1974; 266 inmate capacity
Female Wisconsin State Correctional Centers- Level 1 Prisons;
Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center
Milwaukee is one of the women's correctional centers(Level 1) that opened in 2003 to accommodate 100 female felons. Convicts are offered both Earned Release Programs and Work release opportunities.
Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center
Robert E Ellsworth is a minimum security center(Level 1) where females are given services to aid their reintegration into society. The center has a capacity for 408 female convicts.
Taycheedah Correctional Institution
Taycheedah is a women’s community correctional unit with a capacity of 752 female inmates. It was opened in 1921 to house maximum custody (Level 4) and minimum custody (Level 1) female offenders.