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WI DOC - Dodge Correctional Institution (DCI)

State Prison

Last Updated: March 09, 2021
1 W Lincoln St PO Box 661, Waupun, WI 53963-0661
Fond Du Lac
Mailing Address
PO Box 700, Waupin, WI 53963-0700

Dodge Correctional is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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WI DOC - Dodge Correctional Institution (DCI) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 920-324-5577

The inmates housed at Dodge Correctional located at 1 W Lincoln St PO Box 661 in Waupun, WI are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Mission Statement - The mission of the Dodge Correctional Institution is to serve as the central reception center for all adult male inmates sentenced by courts to prison.

DCI promotes safety for the community, staff and inmates through effective, humane custody and supervision of inmates and by providing services to inmates which will enable them to successfully re-enter society with the tools necessary to become valued and contributing members of their communities.
In support of this mission, DCI has the following broad responsibilities:
  • To receive and facilitate the assessment of adult male inmates sentenced to prison by the court. This process includes admission, initial record development, medical and mental health screening, and initial classification of inmates.
  • To provide safe and secure centralized transportation services for the Division of Adult Institutions.
  • To supervise the movement and restrict the freedom of inmates to the extent necessary to ensure public, staff, and inmate safety.
  • To provide training, work experience, coping skills, and other programs and services which enable and encourage constructive inmate participation and prepare for the eventual reentry of the individual inmates in the community.
  • To monitor and audit institution operations and programs for general effectiveness and achievement of specific results.
  • To administer Wisconsin State Statutes, DOC Administrative Rules, and Division of Adult Institutions policies and procedures.
  • To plan, coordinate, and administer a complex, multi-disciplinary and diverse workforce. To provide leadership that is proactive, innovative, supportive and responsive.
  • To ensure that health care and psychological services are provided to inmates consistent with professional, community, and correctional health care standards.
  • To manage resources in the most efficient, effective, and practical manner consistent with the attainment of institution goals.

Primary treatment programs are offered at all three custody levels (minimum, medium, maximum); however, some programs are only offered at higher custody levels due to the nature and severity of the offense that prompted the program recommendation, such as Sex Offender Treatment. Successful completion of such programs may assist inmates to reduce their custody level and continue their rehabilitation in furtherance of successful reintegration into the community upon release.
Inmates are screened for program suitability at the time of initial classification, which is completed at Dodge Correctional Institution (male) or Taycheedah Correctional Institution (female) using various screening tools and assessments, including the COMPAS risk and needs assessment. Upon transfer to their permanent institution, inmates are placed on a waiting list for program enrollment. After screening by institution social workers and program providers, those inmates found suitable for program placement are offered enrollment into applicable primary treatment program(s).

As the Department of Corrections continues to implement evidence-based practices, the Office of Program Services will assist and support the advancing effort with continued oversight of program implementation and evaluation within DAI and ongoing coordination with the DOC Reentry Unit. Curriculums, program outcome measures, and program standardization will be evaluated and modified on an as-needed basis, in order to align with evidence-based practices. Such oversight will lead to more effective program delivery, while promoting public safety and offender success from the point of admission, through their confinement period, and continued through reentry and supervision in the community after release.

Inmate Programs

DCI functions as the main reception center for all adult males committed to the DOC. It serves as the Assessment and Evaluation Center for the Division of Adult Institutions. DCI provides limited counseling and programs, which include Alcoholics Anonymous, Reentry Modules and religious services.

The “lifecycle” of an inmate’s incarceration is comprised of three basic components, beginning at intake and continuing through their release into the community.
Reception, Orientation and Assessment
Dodge Correctional Institution (male) and Taycheedah Correctional Institution (female) function as the primary reception or intake sites within the adult prison system. During the intake processes, inmates will be oriented regarding numerous matters, such as:
• Security expectations - institution rules, movement, property regulations, and other safety issues.
• Daily living expectations - hygiene, meals, housekeeping, mail, phone calls, and visiting.
• Business matters - inmate accounts, restitution and other legal obligations, canteen, legal loans, and money transactions.
A primary function of intake is Assessment and Evaluation. Inmates are evaluated by Health Services, Psychological Services, and Classification. This process takes approximately eight weeks. At the conclusion, an Initial Classification staffing is conducted. This staffing determines inmate custody, program assignments, and recommended site placements. After the staffing decision is approved, if a site other than the intake site is selected, inmate transfer will occur as soon as space is available at the receiving site.

Options and Opportunities During Incarceration
When an inmate arrives at his or her assigned facility, they are provided with information about programs available to them while incarcerated.
Aside from primary education, treatment and skills training programs, many other activities are available to inmates during incarceration. These vary by facility and may include:
• Community Service
• Parenting
• Vermaculture
• Dog Training
• Recovery Support Groups
• Veterans Assistance
• Gardening
• Recreation
• Visiting
• Hobby/Craft Activities
• Religious Study & Services
• Work Assignments
• Music
• Restorative Justice
The DOC is a "Local Education Agency," which can be defined as a public authority legally recognized as an administrative agency for public elementary or secondary education. Within the DOC, the Division of Adult Institutions offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Career Technical Education (CTE/Vocational) programs at 18 correctional institutions and nine correctional centers for eligible inmates who are identified as having an academic or vocational need.

The ABE program includes General Education Development (GED); High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED); and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. The CTE/Vocational Program includes 23 vocational areas of study, with 13 possible apprenticeship opportunities. As of July 2016, the DOC has added post-secondary educational opportunities for associate and bachelor degree programs, in collaboration with the state's technical college system and four-year colleges and universities. For more information on ABE and CTE/Vocational programs, please see Opportunities and Options Resource Guide, which is available in both English and Spanish.

Screenings and assessments intended to evaluate an inmate’s educational literacy levels and needs are completed as part of DAI’s overall Assessment and Evaluation for Primary Education.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Programs
• English as a Second Language
• General Education Development (GED)
• High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)
Career Technical Education (CTE)/Vocational Programs
• Auto Maintenance
• Barbering and Cosmetology
• Braille Transcription
• Building Maintenance and Construction
• Cabinetry and Cabinet Making
• Commercial Bakery
• Computer-Assisted Drafting
• Computer Help Desk
• Computer Literacy
• Computer Numerical Controls
• Culinary Arts and Food Service
• Custodial Services
• Industrial Maintenance Mechanics
• Horticulture
• Institution Food Production
• Machine Tool Operations
• Masonry
• Motorcycle, Marine, and Outdoor Products
• Multi-Operational Aide
• Office Assistant/Aide
• Office Software Applications
• Printing
• Welding

Preparing for Release
The overall goal of pre-release planning is to assist inmates in their preparation for returning to their communities by:
• Providing individualized release planning with an assigned social worker, in connection with an assigned DCC probation and parole agent.
• Encouraging and establishing positive contact with family and/or other support systems to initiate, maintain, and finalize release planning.
• Establishing appropriate post-release residency and treatment plans, as needed.
• Offering options for post-release employment and/or educational opportunities.
• Providing referrals and resources for assistance throughout the pre-release process.
• Encouraging participants to take personal responsibility for his/her actions now and in the future.

Electronic messages can be sent to and from DOC inmates through the CorrLinks system, sometimes also referred to as the kiosk. Inmates must initiate the contact by adding the friend or family member to their contact list. An auto-generated request that includes the inmate name and DOC number is then sent by CorrLinks to the friend/family member’s email address.
To accept the request, click the link in the email to be taken to the CorrLinks website where you can create an account at no cost. Any individual who receives a contact request or message from an inmate can also choose not to accept, not to respond, or may block a request, which prevents the inmate from contacting you further.
The cost to send an electronic message is $0.05 per message. Messages stay within the CorrLinks system and will not be sent to your personal email account; you will need to log in to CorrLinks each time you wish to send/receive a message. CorrLinks is similar to an email service and is not “instant messaging.” All messages are reviewed by staff for appropriateness.
It is important to note that not all facilities are able to offer inmates the same frequency of access to kiosks. An inmate at a correctional center likely has more frequent access to a kiosk than an inmate at a maximum security facility.
Visit the CorrLinks website for more information. From the website, you can register for a new account, log in, or block an inmate-initiated request. You can also view terms and conditions, FAQs, or reach customer support.

Inmate Locator

WI DOC - Dodge Correctional Institution (DCI) is a facility in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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Covid Visitation Information

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Visitation Information

WI DOC - Dodge Correctional Institution - Visitation

Visiting Hours by Inmate Status –
A&E Status
Allowable Weekly Visits – 2
Duration of Visit (Space Permitting) NO VISITS ON TUESDAYS
2 Hours – Weekdays or 2 Hours
2 Hours – Weekends/Holidays*
Visiting Hours
Weekdays – 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM (NO TUESDAYS)
Weekends/Holidays – 8:15 AM to 3:45 PM

General Population Status
Allowable Weekly Visits – 3
Duration of Visit (Space Permitting) NO VISITS ON TUESDAYS
3 Hours – Weekdays or 2 Hours
2 Hours – Weekends/Holidays*
Visiting Hours
Weekdays – 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM (NO TUESDAYS)
Weekends/Holidays – 8:15 AM to 3:45 PM

*Inmates are permitted to visit on only one day of a weekend. Holidays are New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
For the purpose of counting visits, the visit week will start on Sunday and end the following Saturday. Visitors will not be processed through the Lobby or be allowed to wait in the Lobby during the following times:
• 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM on weekends/holidays.
• 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM on weekends/holidays.
• 5:15 PM to 5:45 PM on weekdays.
• Prior to 8:00 AM on weekends and 2:45 PM during the week.
• Processing visits in the Lobby end 45 minutes prior to visiting hours end.

ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION (A&E) VISITING LIST: No more than four close family members (natural, adoptive, step and foster parents; spouse, children, grandparents, grandchildren or siblings) will be approved to visit. Your children under 18 years of age shall not be counted against the four-visitor limit on your list. If your spouse’s last name is different than yours, they must send a copy of your marriage license to verify their relationship to you. You must send questionnaires available on your unit to your proposed visitors.
GENERAL POPULATION (GP) VISITING LIST: No more than 12 adult visitors will be approved to visit. Children under 18 years of age shall not be counted against the 12 visitor limit on your list. You must send questionnaires available on your unit to your proposed visitors.
VISITING CENTER: Dodge Correctional Institution is located at 1 West Lincoln Street, Waupun, WI 53963. Only those persons who are listed on the Approved Visiting List are allowed to visit. The maximum number of visitors over age five for any one visit is five. Children under five years of age are not counted against the limit of five visitors per visit. An adult must accompany children under 18 years of age in order to visit. Visitors 16 years of age and older will be required to furnish photo ID before being admitted. The only acceptable forms of ID are: valid and current military or tribal ID card (if currently in active service), valid State driver's license, valid passport or visa or valid D.O.T. picture ID. No paper money is allowed past the Lobby. A change machine is located in the Lobby. Each visitor may take a maximum of $20.00 in change to the Visiting Center. No wallets or purses are allowed to be taken to the Visiting Center. Visitors may secure their personal belongings in lockers that are available in the Lobby. Purchases of hobby items for sale in the Visiting Center can be made by check or money order only. Visitors must inform the Lobby Officer upon their arrival of their desire to purchase a hobby item. Visitors are expected to contact the Visiting Center Officer upon their arrival in the Visiting Center. The Visiting Center Officer will process the transaction. At the conclusion of the visit, the hobby items will be given to the visitor along with a receipt. Vending machines are available for use during visits in the Visiting Center. Visitors cannot leave money for inmates.
• In accordance with Wisconsin Statute 302.095 Delivering articles to inmate. (2) Any... person who delivers or…has in his or her possession with intent to deliver to any inmate confined in a…state prison,…any article or thing whatever,…contrary to the rules or regulations and without the knowledge or permission of…the warden…shall be imprisoned for not more than two years or fined not more than $500.

MEDICAL VERIFICATION: Visitors who are unable to successfully clear and walk through the metal detector due to a medical appliance/assistive device, must submit a completed DOC-2424 – Visitor Requesting Accommodations to the DCI Security Director prior to the visit. Send to Dodge Correctional Institution, Attn: Security Department, PO Box 661, Waupun, WI 53963.
CLOTHING: Any clothing with extra metal attached, tags, snaps, bobby pins, hat pins, underwire bras, etc., may inhibit your ability to clear the metal detector. You will only be allowed three attempts to make it through the metal detector before being denied so please dress appropriately. When in doubt, bring extra clothing along to prevent being denied a visit. You will only be allowed to wear one ring, one single strand necklace and one pair of earrings. A Medic-Alert bracelet will be allowed. Footwear must be worn at all times. Headwear is allowed after viewing/identification by staff.

The following apparel is inappropriate and will result in the denial of a visit: watches; transparent/translucent clothing; shorts that are shorter than fingertip length*; skirts/dresses shorter than fingertip length* plus three inches; strapless, tube and halter tops/dresses; tops and dresses that expose the midriff (front and/or back); camisoles and tank tops are only permissible when worn under other attire; Spandex or Spandex-like and Lycra or Lycra-like clothing (tights or leggings of this material may be worn under attire of appropriate length as defined in this paragraph); exposed undergarments; clothing with revealing holes, tears or slits; clothing or accessories with obscene or profane writing, images, or pictures; gang-related clothing, headwear, shoes, logos or insignias; or any clothing that may have the potential to cause undue attention. *Finger-tip length is defined as standing with proper posture with arms straight down, fingers extended.

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