The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is responsible for keeping and maintaining an updated database of all individuals who are serving out their time in Wisconsin state prisons.
The database is for the public to use and is located on the Wisconsin Department of Corrections official website. The database is updated regularly. The database only contains those offenders that are incarcerated and those who are on probation. You can search the database by their inmate number, first and last name, gender, and other identifying information.
Unlike the state of Wisconsin, Wisconsin city and county jail inmates, are not in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections database. The city and county jails keep their databases and records separate.
When an offender is housed in state prison, they are property of the Department of Corrections Division. As stated above every state’s Department of Corrections Division has their own jail roster or database that the general public may use.
The Wisconsin Department of Corrections offender search database can be found on the official Wisconsin Department of Corrections website.
You can search the inmate list by using the following pieces of information:
The DOC number will take precedence during all searches. The DOC is a six-digit number. All incoming inmates will be assigned their DOC number by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. This will be the easiest and quickest way to locate an inmate.
If you decide to enter their DOC number in the field provided, you will NOT need to enter their first and last name. However, the DOC field will only show results for the EXACT number you have entered, so you will want to double check, if no results pop up.
If you don’t know the inmate’s DOC number or there are no search results for the DOC number you plugged in, the next thing you can do is search by the inmate’s first and last name.
When you finally get some search results, you will see a list of all inmates that fit the criteria you plugged in. This is not a release search. All inmates are currently sitting behind bars.
You will see the following pieces of information in the Wisconsin jails inmate search:
You can click on the inmate’s name to bring up their own personal file. When you do this, you will see the following information:
|Correctional Facility Name||Type||County|
|Chippewa County Jail||County Jail||Chippewa County|
|Adams County Jail||County Jail||Adams County|
|Ashland County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Ashland County|
|Adams County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Adams County|
|Ashland County Jail||County Jail||Ashland County|
|Barron County Jail||County Jail||Barron County|
|Barron County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Barron County|
|Bayfield County Jail||County Jail||Bayfield County|
|Bayfield County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Bayfield County|
|Brown County Jail||County Jail||Brown County|
|Buffalo County Jail||County Jail||Buffalo County|
|Brown County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Brown County|
|Buffalo County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Buffalo County|
|Burnett County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Burnett County|
|Calumet County Jail||County Jail||Calumet County|
|Burnett County Jail||County Jail||Burnett County|
|Clark County Jail||County Jail||Clark County|
|Calumet County Youth Detention Center||County Jail||Calumet County|
|Chippewa County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Chippewa County|
|Columbia County Jail & Huber Center||County Jail||Columbia County|
|Clark County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Clark County|
|Columbia County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Columbia County|
|Crawford County Jail||County Jail||Crawford County|
|Dane County Jail||County Jail||Dane County|
|Dane County Juvenile Shelter Home||County Jail||Dane County|
|Dane County Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Dane County|
|Dodge County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Dodge County|
|Door County Jail||County Jail||Door County|
|Door County Detention Facility||County Jail||Door County|
|Dunn County Jail||County Jail||Dunn County|
|Douglas County Jail||County Jail||Douglas County|
|Douglas County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Douglas County|
|Eau Claire County Jail||County Jail||Eau Claire County|
|Eau Claire County Children's Division and Detention||County Jail||Eau Claire County|
|Northwest Regional Juvenile Detention Center||County Jail||Eau Claire County|
|Florence County Jail||County Jail||Florence County|
|Florence County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Florence County|
|Fond du Lac County Secure Detention Facility||County Jail||Fond Du Lac County|
|Forest County Jail||County Jail||Forest County|
|Grant County Jail||County Jail||Grant County|
|Forest County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Forest County|
|Grant County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Grant County|
|Green County Jail||County Jail||Green County|
|Green County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Green County|
|Green Lake County Jail||County Jail||Green Lake County|
|Green Lake County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Green Lake County|
|Iowa County Jail||County Jail||Iowa County|
|Iowa County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Iowa County|
|Iron County Jail||County Jail||Iron County|
|Iron County Juvenile Detention||County Jail||Iron County|