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|
|Oregon City Jail, Wisconsin||City Jail||Dane County|
|Outagamie County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Outagamie County|
|Dane County City-County Building Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Dane County|
|Buffalo County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Buffalo County|
|Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility, Wisconsin||State Prison||Racine County|
|Door County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Door County|
|La Crosse County Main Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||La Crosse County|
|Washington County Secure Detention Facility, Wisconsin||County Jail||Washington County|
|Wisconsin Rapids City Jail, Wisconsin||City Jail||Wood County|
|Jackson County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Jackson County|
|Bayfield County Juvenile Detention, Wisconsin||County Jail||Bayfield County|
|Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility, Wisconsin||State Prison||Chippewa County|
|Shawano County Work Release Center, Wisconsin||County Jail||Shawano County|
|Langlade County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Langlade County|
|Green Bay Correctional Institution, Wisconsin||State Prison||Brown County|
|Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility, Wisconsin||State Prison||Milwaukee County|
|Trempealeau County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Trempealeau County|
|Fox Lake Correctional Institution, Wisconsin||State Prison||Dodge County|
|Douglas County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Douglas County|
|Pierce County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Pierce County|
|Ashland County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Ashland County|
|Taycheedah Correctional Institution, Wisconsin||State Prison||Fond Du Lac County|
|La Crosse County Juvenile Detention Center, Wisconsin||County Jail||La Crosse County|
|Neenah City Jail, Wisconsin||City Jail||Winnebago County|
|Dane County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Dane County|
|Juneau County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Juneau County|
|Richland County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Richland County|
|FCI Oxford, Wisconsin||Federal Prison||Adams|
|Lake Geneva City Jail, Wisconsin||City Jail||Walworth County|
|Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center, Wisconsin||State Prison||Racine County|
|Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution, Wisconsin||State Prison||Sheboygan County|
|Eau Claire County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Eau Claire County|
|Taylor County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Taylor County|
|Crivitz City Jail, Wisconsin||City Jail||Marinette County|
|Rhinelander City Jail, Wisconsin||City Jail||Oneida County|
|Brown County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Brown County|
|Price County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Price County|
|Cornell City Jail, Wisconsin||City Jail||Chippewa County|
|McFarland City Jail, Wisconsin||City Jail||Dane County|
|Two Rivers City Jail, Wisconsin||City Jail||Manitowoc County|
|Waukesha County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Waukesha County|
|John C. Burke Correctional Center, Wisconsin||State Prison||Dodge County|
|Waushara County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Waushara County|
|Waukesha County Huber Facility, Wisconsin||County Jail||Waukesha County|
|Racine County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Racine County|
|Port Edwards City Jail, Wisconsin||City Jail||Wood County|
|Hortonville City Jail, Wisconsin||City Jail||Outagamie County|
|Polk County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Polk County|
|Brown County Juvenile Detention Center, Wisconsin||County Jail||Brown County|
|Crawford County Jail, Wisconsin||County Jail||Crawford County|