Dodge Correctional Institution

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Dodge Correctional Institution
Entrance to Dodge Correctional Institution 01.jpg
Entrance to the facility
LocationWaupun, Wisconsin, US
Security classMaximum
Capacity1,165 males (operating)
Population1,319 males (as of FY 2020[1])
Former nameCentral State Hospital for the Criminally Insane
Managed byWisconsin Department of Corrections
Division of Adult Institutions
WardenJason Benzel[2]

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 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 males and females 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.[3]

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  1. ^ "Dodge Correctional Institution FY 2020 Report" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2017-10-30. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  2. ^ Marley, Patrick (2020-03-11). "Lincoln Hills juvenile prison to get new leader amid shuffling of wardens". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  3. ^ "DOC Dodge Correctional Institution".
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Gein, Edward 1906 – 1984". Wisconsin Historical Society. 2012-08-03. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "John Flammang Schrank". Theodore Roosevelt Center. Dickinson State University. Archived from the original on 2017-01-26. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  8. ^ "Killer of 6 Moved to Iowa Prison". 2006-04-08. Archived from the original on 2021-08-04. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Juliana Tornabene (March 25, 2022), Chandler Halderson transferred to Dodge Correctional Institute, WMTV

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Coordinates: 43°37′47″N 88°43′54″W / 43.62972°N 88.73167°W / 43.62972; -88.73167