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WI DOC - New Lisbon Correctional Institution (NLCI)

State Prison

Last Updated: March 27, 2020
2000 Progress Rd, New Lisbon, WI 53950-2000

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

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WI DOC - New Lisbon Correctional Institution (NLCI) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 608-562-6400

The inmates housed at New Lisbon Correctional located at 2000 Progress Rd in New Lisbon, 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.

NLCI is a medium-security state prison opened in 2004 with an operating capacity of 950 adult male inmates and currently houses around 1,016 offenders. NLCI consists of two housing units with 500 cells and a 50-bed segregation unit. Inmates have access to a library, religious worship services, necessary medical and dental treatment, and schooling. During their incarceration, inmates can receive an adult basic education and take GED testing to earn a diploma.

Rehabilitation treatments here include domestic violence/conflict resolution counselling, pre-release programming, and a sex offender treatment program. NLCI provides vocational training in horticulture and certification in commercial baking. Additional correspondence courses allow offenders to earn a post-secondary education. New Lisbon participates in the Badger State Industries program and provides work assignments for inmates which include hydro-stripping. The hydro-stripping operation repairs and remanufactures signs for use on highways/roads. Offenders can also work within the institution in supportive positions providing janitorial services, maintenance, and tutoring to other inmates.

WI DOC - New Lisbon Correctional Institution - Inmate Information

NLCI is committed to the safety and security of the public, staff, and offenders. Offenders are treated in a humane and constructive manner and will be held accountable for their actions and the positive or negative consequences associated with their choices. We will encourage offenders to develop goals conducive to positive release planning and their reentry into society.

Institution Information - Construction on NLCI began in 2001 and was completed the following year. The facility, a medium-security prison in Juneau County, sits on 100 acres. Eight buildings include two housing units; a restrictive housing unit; a gatehouse; a health services unit; a school complex; a library; religious programming space; and administrative offices. NLCI offers academic and vocational education; inmate work assignments; recreation; treatment programs; personal development; reentry modules; and restorative justice initiatives.

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 the 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.

Inmate Locator

WI DOC - New Lisbon Correctional Institution (NLCI) 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.

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Covid Visitation Information

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has established a public support line for questions related to COVID-19. The call center can be reached by members of the public Monday through Friday from 7:45 am–4:30 pm at (608) 240-5700.

Visitation Information

WI DOC - New Lisbon Correctional Institution - Visitation

General Population Visits
Tuesday thru Friday 2:15 PM - 8:45 PM 3-hour visit
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 8:00 AM – 3:45 PM 2-hour visit
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve
There is no visiting on Monday, unless it is a holiday listed above. Visits on holidays will not count towards the weekly total

NO ADMITTANCE to the institution ONE HOUR before the ending of visiting hours (7:45am Tue-Fri and 2:45pm Sat-Sun)

1. All vehicles must be locked while parked in JCI parking lot. Special parking spaces have been provided (Marked by handicapped signs) for visitors who have physical disabilities and have license plates or state-approved display cards that authorize handicapped parking.
2. Only visitors on the inmate’s approved list shall be permitted to visit the inmate. This includes adults and minors.
3. The maximum number of visitors will not exceed six (6) adults and their minor children for a single visit, not to exceed a total of twelve (12) visitors.
4. The visiting week begins on Wednesday and ends the following Tuesday. The inmate is allowed 3 visits per week with 1 of those being on a weekend. There will be no visiting on Mondays unless it is a holiday. No admittance until 15 minutes prior to the start of Visiting Hours.

Conceal and Carry of Weapons
While Wisconsin has established laws which allow for the legal concealing and carrying of firearms and other weapons, it is not allowable to bring any weapon into the Institution. Visitors who do legally possess a firearm or other weapon under Wisconsin Conceal and Carry laws must secure those firearms and weapons inside of the trunk of their vehicle or in a locked compartment inside of their locked vehicle prior to entering the Institution. Failure to comply or attempting to bring firearms and or other weapons into the institution may result in the notification of Law Enforcement and/or affect your visiting privileges.

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