Wisconsin Department of Corrections

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Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Abbreviation WDOC
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Patch of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
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Logo of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
Seal of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.svg
Seal of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Agency overview
Formed 1851
Employees 10,000+
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Wisconsin, USA
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Madison, Wisconsin
Agency executive Edward F. Wall, Secretary
Facilities
Institutions 41
Website
http://doc.wi.gov/Home
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is an administrative department in the executive branch of the state of Wisconsin responsible for corrections in Wisconsin, including state prisons. As of 2012, the department is administered by Secretary Edward F. Wall. The DOC secretary is a cabinet member appointed by the Governor of Wisconsin and confirmed by the Wisconsin Senate.[1] Divisions of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections include: the Division of Juvenile Corrections, the Division of Adult Institutions, the Division of Community Corrections and Division of Management Services. It has its headquarters in Madison.[2]

In June 2008, over 120 minimum-security supervised inmate workers were used to assist in filling sandbags and flood cleanup during the flooding.[3]

Division of Adult Institutions[edit]

The Division of Adult Institutions (DAI) oversees 20 adult facilities and the Bureau of Correctional Enterprises, the Bureau of Health Services and the Bureau of Offender Classification and Movement.[4] The division also administers the Wisconsin Correctional Center System, which consists of 13 facilities statewide that assist inmates in reintegration to the community.[5]

Division of Juvenile Corrections[edit]

The division has juvenile facilities.

The "type 1 secured juvenile correctional facilities" (JCI) include:[6]

  • Lincoln Hills School[7]
    • Prior to 1994 the state juvenile institution for girls was located at Lincoln Hills. After June 1, 2011, the students at Ethan Allen and Southern Oaks were consolidated into Lincoln Hills. Girls are held at a separate facility called "Copper Lake School," within Lincoln Hills.[8]
    • Cadet Achievement Program (CAP)[9]
  • Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center (MJTC)[10]
  • SPRITE (Support, Perseverance, Respect, Initiative, Teamwork and Education) Program[11][12]

The state also uses type 2 residential care facilities.[13]

Facilities that are now closed include:

Division of Community Corrections[edit]

One of the functions of the Division of Community Corrections is the operation and maintenance of the Wisconsin sex offender registry program.[17]

Facilities[edit]

List of Wisconsin state prisons

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, 1 officer has died in the line of duty.[18]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ WIS DOC-Leadership.
  2. ^ Home page. Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 7, 2009.
  3. ^ DOC Staff and Inmates Assisting with Response to Flooding and Storms in Eight Wisconsin Communities. June 9, 2008.
  4. ^ Division of Adult Institutions.
  5. ^ Wisconsin Correctional Center System.
  6. ^ "Type 1 Secured Juvenile Correctional Facilities." Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Retrieved on July 5, 2010.
  7. ^ "Lincoln Hills School." Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Retrieved on July 5, 2010.
  8. ^ a b c Johnson, Mike. "Millions spent on improvements to Ethan Allen School." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. March 6, 2011. Retrieved on September 22, 2011.
  9. ^ "Cadet Achievement Program (CAP)." Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Retrieved on July 5, 2010.
  10. ^ "Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center (MJTC)." Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Retrieved on July 5, 2010.
  11. ^ "Map to SPRITE House." Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Retrieved on July 5, 2010.
  12. ^ "SPRITE Program." Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Retrieved on July 5, 2010.
  13. ^ "Type 2 Residential Care Center Facilities." Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Retrieved on July 5, 2010.
  14. ^ "Ethan Allen School Internship in Professional Psychology 2010-2011." Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Retrieved on July 5, 2010.
  15. ^ "Ethan Allen School." Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Retrieved on July 5, 2010.
  16. ^ "Southern Oaks Girls School." Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Retrieved on July 5, 2010.
  17. ^ WI DOC Sex Offender Registry
  18. ^ Officer Down Memorial Page

External links[edit]

http://doc.wi.gov/Home