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WI DOC - Sturtevant Transitional Facility (STF)

Reentry & Treatment Facility

Last Updated: March 16, 2021
9351 Rayne Rd, Sturtevant, WI 53177

Sturtevant Transitional Facility is for Reentry & Treatment Facility offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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WI DOC - Sturtevant Transitional Facility (STF) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 262-884-2410

Inmate Programs
  • Work Release is only available to offenders on the minimum-security side of the facility. Upon successful completion of the two-week institutional adjustment period, and assigned treatment programming, the offender is eligible for work release in the community. Offenders will pay transportation, room and board charges to the state, as well as child support, restitution, court and other financial obligations. The offender is required to retain employment for the remainder of his stay and hopefully upon release.
  • Cognitive Intervention Phase 1 & 2 is a 16-week skills-based program aimed at achieving long-term change rather than short-term compliance on the part of the inmate’s behavior. Inmates learn to identify habits of thinking that directly connect with their criminal behavior, and to see and appreciate the scope of the consequences of their present ways of thinking. Inmates learn to utilize techniques of controlling and changing these habits of thinking
  • Anger Management Group Intervention Program facilitated by institution social workers during 12 two-hour group sessions. The Anger Management Group Intervention Program provides participants with tools to effectively manage anger.
  • Education available to DAI Inmates: Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency Diploma program as well as continued secondary education correspondence courses available.

The Probation & Parole Hold (P&P Hold) portion of STF is a medium security unit that can house up to 152 offenders awaiting revocation processing and possible transfer to higher security. There are two double-tiered pods. The majority of the rooms are double-occupancy.

The purpose of Sturtevant Transitional Facility (STF) is to protect the public through the secure and humane treatment of offenders and to afford them opportunities to gain the skills needed to support a crime-free life upon release to the community.

Center Information

STF is located on Rayne Road, between State Highways 20 and 11, which lies on the northwestern edge of the Village of Sturtevant in Racine County. Sturtevant is about twenty miles south of Milwaukee, four miles west of Racine, and nine miles northwest of Kenosha. Center grounds cover approximately 13 acres adjacent to Racine Correctional Institution (RCI). STF is a unit of RCI and falls under the supervision of the RCI warden. The facility is directly overseen by a superintendent who embraces a team management philosophy.

STF has a capacity of 304 adult male inmates in two units, a minimum-security unit (opened in December of 2003) and a medium-security unit (opened in May of 2004). The medium-security unit houses 147 inmates and is directly managed by RCI staff. The minimum-security unit houses 152 inmates with a focus on work/study release. The STF superintendent has immediate oversight of the minimum-security unit and its programs.

Program Opportunities

Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency Diploma programs are available at STF, as well as continued secondary education correspondence courses.

The Anger Management Group Intervention Program is facilitated by social workers during twelve two-hour group sessions. The program provides participants with tools to effectively manage their anger.

Thinking for a Change is a 14-week, cognitive behavioral program aimed at achieving long-term, skills-based behavioral change rather than short-term compliance. Inmates learn to identify habits of thinking that directly connect to their criminal behavior and to see and appreciate the scope of the consequences of their present ways of thinking. Inmates learn techniques of controlling and changing problematic habits of thinking.

The work/study release program is available only to inmates classified as minimum-community who are housed in the minimum-security unit. Inmates must be physically fit and stable on medications before being placed on work/study release. The program averages 60 inmate workers per week. All minimum-security inmates are required to hold an institution job assignment and/or serve on project/community service crews.

Work release is a privilege and is provided at the discretion of the center superintendent and warden. Decisions regarding eligibility for work release are based upon many factors; appropriate placements cannot be guaranteed for all (eligible) inmates.

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 - Sturtevant Transitional Facility (STF) publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Wisconsin. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

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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Visitation Information

WI DOC - Sturtevant Transitional Facility - Visitation

No visiting on the first non-holiday Monday of each month or additional scheduled Institution Training Days.

General Population
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6 – 8:00 pm. Visits limited to 2 hours
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 1 – 4:00 pm. Visits are limited to 2 hours.

Visiting hours may be shortened if the number of visitors exceeds the allotted space.
Visitors will not be accepted after 7:30 pm on weeknights or after 3:30 pm on weekends and holidays.

Other Information

Refer to the Racine Correctional Institution page for details of required identification, dress, institution rules and items allowed in for visits to ATR offenders or General Population inmates.

Cell phones, electronic equipment in general and tobacco products are not permitted in the Facility or on its grounds.

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