Wisconsin Department of Corrections
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Seal of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections
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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 June, 2018, the department is administered by Secretary Cathy Jess. The DOC secretary is a cabinet member appointed by the Governor of Wisconsin and confirmed by the Wisconsin Senate. 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.
Division of Adult Institutions
The Division of Adult Institutions (DAI) oversees 19 adult institutions and 17 adult correctional centers, along with the Office of Program Services, the Bureau of Correctional Enterprises, the Bureau of Health Services and the Bureau of Offender Classification and Movement. The Wisconsin Correctional Center System consists of 14 adult male facilities statewide that assist inmates in reintegration to the community. The Wisconsin Women's Correctional System includes Taycheedah Correctional Institution and two adult female correctional centers.
Division of Juvenile Corrections
The Division of Juvenile Corrections operates three juvenile facilities and several regional offices in the Northwest and Southeast.
Secured juvenile correctional facilities include:
- Lincoln Hills School and Copper Lake School are located in Irma, WI.
- The Grow Academy is a residential program offering comprehensive treatment for county and state-supervised youth as an alternative to incarceration, as well as a step down for youth returning to the community.
Facilities that are now closed include:
- Ethan Allen School for Boys (Delafield) - Closed on July 1, 2011.
- Facility was converted from the Wisconsin State TB Sanitarium to a juvenile facility in April 1959.
- Southern Oaks Girls School - Closed on July 1, 2011.
Division of Community Corrections
The function of the Division of Community Corrections is to supervise offenders (more than 68,000 as of 2017) on probation, parole or extended supervision, which includes the operation and maintenance of the Wisconsin sex offender registry program.
Since the establishment of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, no officer has died in the line of duty.
- List of United States state correction agencies
- List of law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin
- List of Wisconsin state prisons
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- WI DOC Sex Offender Registry
- Officer Down Memorial Page
- Wisconsin Department of Corrections official website