Department of Corrections (WI)

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The Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) operates all of the state-owned correctional institutions located in Wisconsin. Facility operations are managed under the Division of Adult Institutions (DAI) and the Division of Juvenile Corrections (DJC). The 36 adult institutions and facilities under the DAI are further sub-divided, with 19 operated under DAI directly, 14 operated under the Wisconsin Correctional Center System (WCCS), and three operated under the Wisconsin Women's Correctional System (WWCS).

Four additional secure facilities house inmates (or patients) with various mental health conditions. These facilities (Mendota Mental Health Institute, Winnebago Mental Health Institute, Wisconsin Resource Center, and Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center) share many similarities with the DOC correctional facilities, however they are operated by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).

Radio Systems

The DOC uses a variety of radio systems. Prisons under DAI typically had analog Motorola TRS systems utilizing 800MHz. These systems are slowly being migrated to WISCOM. Four facilities are utilizing a separate DOC P25 system, although the Talkgroup and Radio ID assignments follow the WISCOM assignment plans.

Several correctional centers and juvenile facilities are located adjacent or near DAI facilities. These facilties often use the same radio systems as their larger neighbor. Community facilities not located near another larger facility typically have a single conventional operations frequency, see the DOC RRDB entry for details.

Division of Adult Institutions

The Division of Adult Institutions operates the 19 Maximum, Medium, and Minumum security prisons in Wisconsin. DAI inmates requiring mental health care are transferred to the Wisconsin Resource Center, operated by DHS.

Facility Type Facility Name Radio System Radio IDs
Maximum Security Columbia Correctional Institution WISCOM 8725xxx
Dodge Correctional Institution WISCOM 8728xxx
Green Bay Correctional Institution DOC P25 8722xxx
Waupun Correctional Institution WISCOM 8721xxx
Wisconsin Secure Program Facility WISCOM 8734xxx
Medium Security Fox Lake Correctional Institution WISCOM 8724xxx
Jackson Correctional Institution WISCOM 8733XXX
Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution WISCOM 8726XXX
Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility WISCOM 8751xxx
New Lisbon Correctional Institution Standalone
Oshkosh Correctional Institution DOC P25 8732xxx
Prairie Du Chien Correctional Institution Standalone
Racine Correctional Institution WISCOM 8729xxx
Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility WISCOM 8735xxx
Redgranite Correctional Institution WISCOM 8736xxx
Stanley Correctional Institution WISCOM 8742xxx
Minimum Security Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility Standalone
Oakhill Correctional Institution WISCOM 8727xxx
Sturtevant Transitional Facility RCI Standalone 30xxx / 8630xxx

Wisconsin Correctional Center System

The Wisconsin Correctional Center System focuses on transitioning inmates out of the corrections environment. WCCS facilities allow additional visitation and work release privileges not available in DAI facilities.

Facility Name Radio System Radio IDs
Black River Correctional Center Conventional 800MHz
Drug Abuse Correctional Center DOC P25 Oshkosh Site
Felmers O. Chaney Correctional Center
Flambeau Correctional Center Conventional 800MHz
Gordon Correctional Center
John C. Burke Correctional Center WISCOM Waupun Site 8783xxx
Kenosha Correctional Center Conventional 800MHz
Marshall E. Sherrer Correctional Center
McNaughton Correctional Center
Oregon Correctional Center WISCOM
Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center Conventional 800MHz
St. Croix Correctional Center Conventional 800MHz
Thompson Correctional Center Conventional 800MHz
Winnebago Correctional Center DOC P25 Oshkosh Site

Wisconsin Women's Correctional System

WCCS operates one Maximum / Medium security prison and two Correctional Centers for female inmates.

Facility Name Radio System Radio IDs
Taycheedah Correctional Institution Standalone 800MHz TRS
Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center
Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center WISCOM 8782xxx

Division of Juvenile Corrections

DJC operates three facilities for juvenile offenders.

Facility Name Radio System
Copper Lake School WISCOM
Lincoln Hills School WISCOM
The Grow Academy WISCOM

Other Information

The DOC operates a secure inpatient and outpatient unit within University Hospital at UW-Madison. This unit provides specialty care to inmates that is not otherwise available at the on-site infirmaries. The unit is staffed and administered by Oakhill Correctional Institution. DOC staff communicate on WISCOM TG 1998, Radio IDs 8756xxx. Staff also communicate with hospital security and local law enforcement on the Madison TRS.