Wisconsin Secure Program Facility

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Wisconsin Secure Program Facility
Seal of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.svg
Location1101 Morrison Drive
Boscobel, Wisconsin
StatusOpen
Security classMaximum
Capacity500
Population372
OpenedNovember 1999
Managed byWisconsin Department of Corrections
WardenGary Boughton

The Wisconsin Secure Program Facility (WSPF), originally the Supermax Correctional Institution,[1] is a Wisconsin Department of Corrections prison for men, located in Boscobel, Wisconsin, US.[2][3] The facility is located east of central Boscobel, off of Wisconsin Highway 133.[1]

The prison has a capacity of 500. As of November 2022, the population is 372.[4]

History[edit]

In November 1999, the WSPF opened as the Supermax Correctional Institution on a 24-acre (9.7 ha) site.[1]

In October 2003, the prison was renamed to the Wisconsin Secure Program Facility.[5]

In 2009, the Associated Press filed a lawsuit against WIDOC, trying to force the agency to release a video of an explosion of a stinger grenade launched into a prisoner's cell.[6] The video was eventually released, the AP was awarded legal fees, and the inmate settled an excessive force lawsuit with the Wisconsin DOC for US$49,000 (equivalent to $61,890 in 2021).[7]

See also[edit]

Notable inmates[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Supermax Correctional Institution". Wisconsin Department of Corrections. October 17, 2000. Archived from the original on June 6, 2002. Retrieved October 10, 2010.
  2. ^ "Boscobel city, Wisconsin". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 10, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Wisconsin Secure Program Facility". Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Archived from the original on September 14, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  4. ^ "Corrections at a glance / Divison [sic] of Adult Institutions". Wisconsin Digital Archives. Retrieved February 4, 2023.
  5. ^ "Wisconsin Secure Program Facility annual report (FY 2017)". Wisconsin Digital Archives. 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Bauer, Scott (October 26, 2009). "AP Files Lawsuit Over Video Of Grenade Detonation At Wisconsin Prison". The Huffington Post. Archived from the original on October 29, 2009. Retrieved October 10, 2010.
  7. ^ "Wisconsin Prison Releases Video of Grenade Attack". Fox News. Associated Press. November 16, 2009. Retrieved August 26, 2016.

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Coordinates: 43°08′35″N 90°40′59″W / 43.14306°N 90.68306°W / 43.14306; -90.68306