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WI DOC - Stanley Correctional Institution (SCI)

State Prison

Last Updated: December 16, 2020
100 Corrections Dr, Stanley, WI 54768-6500

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

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WI DOC - Stanley Correctional Institution (SCI) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 715-644-2960

The inmates housed at Stanley Correctional located at 100 Corrections Dr in Stanley, 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.

WI DOC - Stanley Correctional Institution - Inmate Information

Stanley Correctional Institution (SCI) seeks to maintain a safe and secure facility and to provide inmates with opportunities for self-improvement.

  • To ensure the safety of the public, staff, and inmates through the enforcement and application of established correctional practices.
  • To create a sense of community and shared responsibility in the workplace.
  • To develop individualized correctional strategies based on the unique needs of individual inmates.
  • To ensure future success by being willing and open to explore new ideas and make changes.
  • To engage community enrichment through volunteer recruitment, open communication, and active participation in community events.
  • To ensure that all staff have the opportunity for professional development.
  • To emphasize employee assistance and workplace enhancement programs to ensure staff are aware of our dedication to a positive work environment and to provide support for staff in dealing with difficult situations and incidents they may encounter.
  • To teach, model, and reinforce respectful relationships through our daily interactions with each other and with the inmates placed here.
  • To emphasize that all staff, uniformed and non-uniformed, are responsible for both security and treatment, regardless of their classification.
  • To provide a harassment free environment for all staff, visitors, and inmates.
  • To be sensitive and responsive to victim issues, including those who are victimized within this facility.
  • To advocate new and creative ideas in establishing environmentally-friendly and cost-effective measures when dealing with fiscal planning.
  • To safeguard the assets of the State of Wisconsin by appropriate use and maintenance of equipment and resourceful use of supplies.
  • To positively reflect upon the Department of Corrections by maintaining a clean and orderly facility.

Institution Information - SCI is a medium-security institution for adult males with an operating capacity of 1500 located in Stanley Wisconsin. Construction started in 1998 and was a joint venture of the Dominion Company and the City of Stanley. In November of 2001, the State of Wisconsin purchased the prison from Dominion. SCI is built on 100 acres, just south of Stanley and Hwy 29. There are 45 acres within the perimeter of the facility and the outside perimeter measures 1.1 miles. Offenders are secured by a razor-wire fence equipped with electric stun capabilities. The facility consists of five housing units, each with specific programs to offer.

  • Unit one houses inmates who have mental health issues.
  • Unit two houses offenders who are undergoing intake and inmates who are part of the Badger State Industries Program who are employed as unit clerks, custodians, respite workers, and cart pushers.
  • Unit three houses offenders who are participating in the Cognitive intervention program, thinking for a change, domestic violence programming, and anger management courses. Additionally, unit three houses inmates in general population.
  • Unit four houses inmates who are preparing for discharge and are in the pre-release program.
  • Unit five houses inmates who are actively participating in the educational programs that are made available at Stanley Correctional Institution.

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.

Inmate Locator

WI DOC - Stanley Correctional Institution (SCI) 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 - Stanley Correctional Center - Visitation


  • Visiting hours are from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and Holidays
  • (New Years Day, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Years Eve Day) are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • There are no visits on Wednesdays.
  • Inmates are allowed three visits per week, with the week running Thursday-Tuesday, one visit per day and one visit per weekend.

Should a holiday be connected to a weekend, that holiday day is considered part of the weekend and only one visit is allowed for the three-day weekend. The Friday after Thanksgiving will follow the Holiday visitation hours and time limits, but not count against weekend visitation.

Weekday visits are limited to three hours and visits on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are limited to two hours. Visitors should not arrive earlier than five minutes before visits start. Visitors will not be admitted after 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Visitors will not be allowed to enter the Lobby until five minutes prior to the start of the visiting hours. Please plan your arrival time at the institution accordingly, as you will not be allowed to remain in the parking lot waiting for visits to start.

All restrictive status housing unit visits will take place between the video conference rooms in segregation and the booth in the visiting room. These visits will last no longer than one hour, be attended by a maximum of two visitors and will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis. These visits will coincide with the regular visiting hours. Restrictive status housing unit inmates are allowed 1 one-hour video conference per week. Restrictive status housing unit inmates do not get televisits to Milwaukee Secure Detention Center. Inmates in observation status or control status are not allowed visits unless under special circumstances and advance approval is granted by the Warden per DOC 309.09(4).

Stanley Correctional Institution offers televisits to the general inmate population. The visits are for persons on the inmate’s approved visiting list only.
To schedule a Televisit, visitors may contact SCI at 715-644-2960 on Wednesdays from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Visits can be scheduled up to 3 weeks prior to the visit.
Televisits will be scheduled for ½ hour timeframes on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The maximum number of visitors will not exceed 2 adults and no children OR 1 adult and 2 children.
The requesting visitor will need to give the scheduler the following information:
 Inmate’s name and DOC#
 Requestor’s name and date of birth (DOB)
 Requestor’s phone number
 Name(s) and DOB(s) of any additional visitors
 All visitors over the age of 16 will need a valid ID.
Requestor must arrive at MSDF 20 minutes before scheduled televisit time - no additional calls will be made to the requestor as a reminder regarding the televisit.
Visitors should follow institutional guidelines for dress code.
All visitors will be required to clear a metal detector.

1. The visiting week begins on Thursday and ends the following Tuesday.

2. Stanley Correctional Institution (SCI) is a tobacco free facility; therefore, no tobacco products are to be used on institution property or possessed inside the facility.
3. All vehicles must be locked with the windows rolled up while parked in the SCI parking lot. Nobody is allowed to wait in the car while the visit takes place. Special parking spaces have been provided (marked by handicapped signs) for visitors with physical disabilities who have license plates or state approved display cards that authorize handicapped parking.
4. Only visitors on the inmate’s approved list shall be permitted to visit the inmate. This includes adults and minors.
5. Outside visiting tables are assigned upon request (weather-permitting), on a first come first served basis. Outdoor visits are limited to one hour in length. The remainder of the visit must be completed in the inside visiting room.
6. The maximum number of visitors will not exceed six adults and their minor children for a single visit, not to exceed a total of ten visitors.
7. All visitors age sixteen (16) or older must provide photo identification. Acceptable forms of identification are:
a) Valid State Driver’s License
b) Valid passport or visa.
c) Valid Department of Transportation ID
d) Valid military ID
b.) Valid tribal ID (if it provides photo)
8. Amish visitors who do not possess photo identification as a requirement of their religion shall:
a) Provide the institution/center with a signed and notarized affidavit from their Bishop. The affidavit must include the physical description including hair and eye color, height and weight of each proposed visitor.
b) The institution will retain the original affidavit and place a copy in the respective inmate’s Social Services file. The visitor(s) shall retain a copy of the affidavit and must produce it upon arrival to the institution/center as a means of identification.
b.) Information regarding no photo identification should be entered into the “Relatives/Associates” screen in WICS.
9. Lockers are provided in the Lobby for placement of vehicle keys and other items not allowed in the Institution. Tokens are available from the Lobby Officer. It is recommended that purses be locked in your vehicle; the Institution is not responsible for personal property left in vehicles or Lobby lockers. Purses and/or billfolds are not allowed in the Visiting Room.
10. Vending machines are available in the visiting area. There is a change machine in the Lobby. There is not a change machine in the visiting area (institution staff will not make change). Inmates are not allowed to go to the vending machines/microwaves or handle or touch money. No checks, debit, or credit cards of any kind are allowed in the Visiting Room.
11. Visitors are permitted to bring in medically necessary medications such as but not limited to, inhalers, nitro pills (only amount needed in original container), epi-pens, etc. Visitors requiring medication must notify both the Lobby Sergeant and the Visiting Room staff. It will be kept at the Officer’s Station in the Visiting Room where it can be obtained, if necessary.
12. With Supervisory approval, Lobby personnel may turn a visitor away if they are using or expressing vulgar, obscene language or are argumentative with staff.

13. The following items are allowed to be brought into facilities by inmate visitors, should they pass inspection:
a) Money, not to exceed $20.00 (twenty dollars) for each visitor.
b) Comb, pick or brush, limited to one for each visitor.
c) Up to two (2) baby blankets for each child. Blanket size not to exceed 48” x 48”.
d) Up to four (4) diapers for each child. Diaper bags are not allowed.
e) Up to two (2) plastic baby bottles or sippy cups for each child
f) One (1) hand-held baby seat for each child.
g) Diaper wipes. Must be kept in a clear plastic bag.
h) One (1) pacifier for each child.
i) One (1) coat and one (1) pair of gloves for each visitor.
j) Headwear (provided it does not conceal identity).
k) One (1) institution locker key.
**It is recommended baby items be carried together in a clear plastic bag for easier handling/inspection.
14. Drugs, tobacco, alcohol, cell phones, and weapons are not permitted in the Institution. Internet “smart” technology and electronic recording equipment in any form is prohibited. Persons found to be attempting to bring any of these items into the Institution are subject to a felony prosecution. Persons exhibiting signs of intoxication will not be allowed to enter the Institution.
NOTE: Because the presence of contraband in the institution causes major security/safety breaches, trained dogs may be used by the prison administration to detect and prevent the entrance of contraband and drugs into the Institution. These dogs could be present anywhere on the Institution property, including the parking lot, administration building, reception area/lobby, visiting room, or elsewhere in the Institution.
Visitors and other persons that have been issued a license to carry a concealed firearm or a weapon shall ensure the firearm or weapon is secured in the locked trunk of a personal vehicle, or a locked compartment, before exiting the vehicle in the designated visitor parking lot. The vehicle must be locked after exiting.
15. No reading materials or other papers may be brought in.
NOTE: All legal material entering or leaving SCI will be sent through U.S. Mail only.
Pets are not allowed on institution grounds. Appropriate service animals may enter the facility under its owners supervision. Care, control and the behavior of the service animal is the responsibility of the owner. Threatening and/or disruptive behavior by a service animal may be grounds for the visit to be terminated.
Children cannot be left unattended in the entrance lobby or parking lot. Any child sent back to the lobby or to the car must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors who are not on the visiting list, and/or not given access to SCI Visiting Room will not be allowed to wait in the SCI lobby or parking lot.
16. Visitors will be permitted three attempts to successfully pass metal detection, if available. Failure to pass metal detection will result in denial of entrance into the institution/center.

Exceptions: Visitors wearing underwire bras who cannot pass metal detection may be given an opportunity to participate in the following procedure:
• The visitor will be directed to a private room, where s/he can remove the bra and place it a bag that will be provided by institution staff.
• The visitor will then allow institution staff to visually inspect and/or allow the bag containing the bra to be passed through the metal detector.

• The visitor shall proceed through the metal detector. If the visitor successfully passes through the metal detector, s/he will then be directed to a private room to place the bra back on, and the visit will be permitted.

If the visitor cannot successfully pass through the metal detector at this point, s/he will then be denied entrance into the institution.

Any visitor who has a medical condition, i.e., metal pin in leg, etc., must provide medical verification via a Visitor Requesting Accommodations form (DOC-2424) from a doctor per Institution policy, before being allowed entrance.
• This medical verification must be sent directly from the health care provider to the Security Director, prior to the visit. No exceptions.
• Any visitor attempting entrance into the Institution in a wheelchair must pass entrance procedures and will only be allowed to visit in a wheelchair provided by SCI.
• Individuals who have specially designed or equipped wheelchairs must submit medical documentation from a doctor to verify the need prior to the visit. Every consideration will be extended to accommodate the visitors, in keeping with security concerns for the Institution.
• Please note: inmates are responsible for notifying their visitors if an accommodation is approved. Also, approved accommodations become part of the visitor record. Therefore, it is not necessary to reapply for an accommodation when an inmate transfers to another institution.
17. Every consideration will be extended to accommodate the visitors, in keeping with security concerns for the Institution. With Supervisory approval, Lobby personnel may turn a visitor away if they are using or expressing vulgar, obscene language or are argumentative with staff. The visiting area at SCI stresses a family atmosphere as friends and family are of all ages. The following is considered unacceptable and will result in the denial of visits:
a) Watches
b) Transparent/translucent clothing.
c) Shorts that are shorter than fingertip length with the visitor standing with proper posture, arms straight down, fingers extended.
d) Skirts and dresses shorter than fingertip length plus three inches with the visitor standing with proper posture, arms straight down, fingers extended.
e) Tops and dresses that are strapless, tube or halter style.
f) Camisoles and tank tops are only permissible when worn under other attire.
g) Tops and dresses that expose the midriff (front and/or back).
h) 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 identified in this section.
i) Exposed undergarments.
j) Clothing with revealing holes tears or slits.
k) Clothing or accessories with obscene or profane writing, images or pictures.
l) Gang-related clothing, headwear, shoes, logos or insignias.
m) Any clothing that may have the potential to cause undue attention.
n) Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times. Flip flops are not allowed.
o) Umbrellas are not permitted.
p) Acceptable attire must be worn at all times.
18. The following items for an inmate may be brought on a visit and left at the Lobby to be processed by the Lobby and Property Officers:

a.) One Box of release clothing (up to thirty (30) days prior to the inmate’s release). The box shall be marked on the outside: Release Clothing, Inmate Name, Number and Date of Release.
b.) The clothes must be new and the receipt must be included. c.) Only 1 complete outfit is allowed (seasonally appropriate).

19. Cameras are not permitted in the Visiting Room; however, photos may be purchased through the SCI Photo Project.
a.) Inmates on a general population visit in the Visiting Room will be able to have pictures taken.
b.) Photos will be taken Thursday, Friday and Monday, and Tuesday from 2:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. All photos must be taken 30 minutes prior to the end of the visit.
c.) Only the individual inmate and his approved visitors for that day may be in the picture.
d.) Hugging and/or kissing are not permitted. Pictures must be taken with both the inmate and visitor standing in front of the portrait backdrop. Visitors and Inmates will not be allowed to sit on each other’s laps.
e.) Greens must be properly worn at all times in pictures.
f.) Visitors will not be able to pay for photos. The inmate requesting photographs must have adequate funds in his account at the time the photo is taken. A disbursement request must be completed, payable to SCI Photo Project. Inmates must give approved photos to their visitors or take them back to their housing units.
20. Visitors are not allowed beyond the Visiting Room.
21. The Lobby does not accept inmate deposits of any kind. Money orders and cashiers checks may be sent to an inmate through the mail at the address following and must include the inmate name and number.

Stanley Correctional Institution will make it possible for inmates to have visits by those who are not on their approved visiting list and extend visits under appropriate circumstances. SCI will attempt to maximize the utilization of the visiting room within its inherent space-to-population space limitations.

1. Inmates need to submit a DOC-761 “Interview/Information Request” to their Social Worker at least seven days in advance of the proposed extended visit. The name, address and date of birth of the visitor(s) must be included on this form along with the rationale for the Special and/or Extended Visit. Visitors traveling an extensive distance can be considered for extended visitation.
2. The Warden/Designee shall make a decision on the approval or disapproval of the proposed visit based upon the information provided. The nature of the inmate’s offense, treatment and inmate population status may impact upon the decision. Special stipulations regarding the visit should be noted on the DOC-1115.

1. Excessive displays of affection are not permitted. You may have a 10 second embrace, kiss at the beginning and end of each visit. Other contact will be limited to hand holding.
2. While seated, visitors and inmates must remain seated directly across from each other with the inmate facing the officer’s station.

3. Visitors/Inmates are responsible for the supervision of their children. Inmates may hold their minor children in an appropriate manner. Visits may be terminated due to unruly children.
4. Visiting with anyone not sitting at your table is not allowed.
5. It is the responsibility of the visitor/inmate to return items taken to the table from the visiting room at the conclusion of the visit.
6. All food items purchased and opened in the visiting room must be consumed in the visiting area. Beverages only, no food items, may be taken out and consumed during an outside visit. Visitors are not be allowed to take food items and drinks with them when they leave the visiting area.
7. Climbing on the outside visiting area fence is strictly prohibited.
8. Tables and chairs located in the outside visiting area are to remain on the concrete foundation at all times. No chairs or tables from the visiting room will be brought outside and none of the furnishings from the outside area will be brought into the inside visiting area.
9. Children may take one activity outside with them at a time. Games that utilize dice are not allowed outside. It is the responsibility of the inmate and his visitor to ensure the activity is returned.
10. Children and service animals are to be monitored and escorted whenever traveling between the visiting room and outside visiting area.

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