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Wisconsin State Prison Information

Wisconsin State Prison is a maximum-security prison that is located in Waupun, Wisconsin state. The prison commenced its operations in 1854 with the first building being constructed. Subsequently, additional buildings were constructed and renovations carried out. The main building and stone and iron wall are the same that was built in 1858. In 1979, the Wisconsin State Prison was renamed as the Waupun Correctional Institution.

Contact Information


The address of the Waupun prison is:

Waupun Correctional Institution

200 S Madison St

Waupun WI 53963-0351

The phone number of the prison is 920 324 5571. The prison fax is 920 324 7250.

Mailing Information

Mail to inmates who are housed at the prison can be sent to the following address:

Inmate Name, DOC number,

Waupun Correctional Institution

P O Box 351

Waupun WI 53963-0351

Wisconsin State Prison

Number of Inmates

The Waupun prison has been built with a capacity to house 1,240 inmates. The prison houses only adult male inmates. As per the 2018 annual report, the prison has 1,262 inmates.

The prison is constructed in a land that spans 24 acres. The main building houses general population. There are multiple occupancy cells to house inmates. Usually, there are two inmates in one cell. There is a segregation unit where prisoners who are violent or exhibit behavioral issues are housed. Since the prison is maximum security, watchtowers, armed guards, razor-wire fences and electronic security systems are used for security purposes.

Visitation Hours

In the Waupun prison, inmates are permitted three visits in a week, with one more on the weekend. Visitation hours for general population inmates are on all days except Wednesday, from 2:15 pm to 8:30 pm.

For those inmates in segregation, visitation hours are non-contact in nature and are from 2:15 pm to 8:30 pm on all days, except Wednesdays.

Visitors should report for processing before 4 pm. To visit an inmate, their names must be on the approved visitors' list. A visitor application form needs to be filled in prior to the visit.

Information About the Management

Wisconsin prisons are managed by the Department of Corrections. Kevin. A Carr is the Secretary-designee for the department.

The Waupun prison operations are managed by the warden. Brian Foster is the warden of the prison.

Institution Programs Offered in the Prison

The Waupun Correctional Facility has academic and non-academic programs for inmates.

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Academic Programs

The academic programs at the prison include Adult basic education, GED program, and Literacy programs. The prison has a partnership with the Trinity International University, whereby inmates can complete courses leading to the award of a B.A degree.

Other Programs

Vocational training is offered for inmates to help them learn skills that are useful for them post-release. The programs offered include construction, masonry, carpentry, welding, and building maintenance. Sign making and metal furniture making products are available for inmates as a work option. There are also hobby activities offered for inmates in the Model making, drawing, painting, ceramics, and beading. Recreational activities are available. Parenting and recovery support programs are also available for inmates.

How to Find an Inmate in Wisconsin State Prison

The Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections has am offender locator feature on its website to help find an inmate in any prison in the state including in the Waupun prison. The webpage can be accessed from the link

Searching for inmates is possible using their last name and first name. Results can be filtered using criteria like race, age range, year of birth, sex, address, whether a registered sex offender, and whether incarcerated or under community supervision.

For a quick search with an exact match, the DOC identification number can be used.

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