|Location||Waupun, Wisconsin, US|
|Capacity||1,165 males (operating)|
|Population||1,597 males (as of FY 2023)|
|Former name||Central State Hospital for the Criminally Insane|
|Managed by||Wisconsin Department of Corrections|
Division of Adult Institutions
Dodge Correctional Institution (DCI) is an adult male maximum-security correctional facility operated by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Division of Adult Institutions in Waupun, Wisconsin, US. The facility was converted from the Central State Hospital for the Criminally Insane to an adult correctional facility in 1977 at a cost of $2.47 million of general obligation bonds[clarification needed], as authorized by Chapter 29 of the Laws of 1977. The first two inmates were transferred from the nearby Waupun Correctional Institution to DCI on May 15, 1978. On October 29, 1993, ground was broken for a $45 million expansion which more than doubled the size of the facility. On June 17, 1996, the first female prisoner was admitted to DCI making it the only reception center for both male and female adult felons committed to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. DCI served as the reception center for both male and female inmates until December 1, 2004, when the female reception center moved to the Taycheedah Correctional Institution. DCI also serves as the central medical center for the division, providing both in-patient and out-patient care for male and female inmates.
Notable current and former inmates
- Steven Avery – convicted murderer, subject of Netflix documentary, Making a Murderer.
- Ed Gein – murderer, grave robber, incarcerated when the institution was Central State Hospital.
- Jake Patterson – murderer and kidnapper, since relocated to a New Mexico prison.
- John Flammang Schrank – attempted assassin of Theodore Roosevelt was at Central State Hospital and died there.
- Chai Vang, convicted of murdering six people, since relocated to Iowa State Penitentiary.
- Chris Watts – perpetrator of the Watts family murders, relocated from Colorado Department of Corrections.
- Chandler Halderson, convicted of murdering and dismembering his parents.
- Darrell Brooks Jr. – convicted on 76 counts, including six counts of first degree intentional homicide, 61 counts of reckless endangerment of others, 6 counts of hit and run ending in death, 2 counts of felony bail jumping, and 1 count of battery on his former girlfriend Erika Patterson and in the Waukesha Christmas parade attack.
- "Dodge Correctional Institution FY 2020 Report" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-10-30. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
- Marley, Patrick (2020-03-11). "Lincoln Hills juvenile prison to get new leader amid shuffling of wardens". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
- "DOC Dodge Correctional Institution".
- Wynne, Kelly (2020-09-30). "Murderer Chris Watts and 'Making a Murderer' subject Steven Avery are prison neighbors". Newsweek. Archived from the original on 2020-09-30. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
- "Gein, Edward 1906 – 1984". Wisconsin Historical Society. 2012-08-03. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
- BeMiller, Haley (2019-07-25). "Jake Patterson deleted from Wisconsin prison records as he's quietly moved to New Mexico". USA Today. Archived from the original on 2019-07-25. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
- "John Flammang Schrank". Theodore Roosevelt Center. Dickinson State University. Archived from the original on 2017-01-26. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
- "Killer of 6 Moved to Iowa Prison". madison.com. 2006-04-08. Archived from the original on 2021-08-04. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
- Hackney, Deanna; Sutton, Joe (2018-12-07). "Killer of pregnant wife and 2 kids now held in Wisconsin". CNN. Archived from the original on 2018-12-07. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
- Juliana Tornabene (March 25, 2022), Chandler Halderson transferred to Dodge Correctional Institute, WMTV