The Wisconsin Department of Corrections oversees the correctional facilities and jails of Wisconsin for the purposes of keeping inmates incarcerated for the safety of the public, and rehabilitating those inmates so that when they leave the Wisconsin Department of Corrections system, they will be productive members of society.
The institutions held under the jurisdiction of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections include the Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility, the Columbia Correctional Institution, the Dodge Correctional Institution, the Fox Lake Correctional Institution, the Green Bay Correctional Institution, the Jackson Correctional Institution, the Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution, the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility, the New Lisbon Correctional Institution, the Oakhill Correctional Institution, and the Oshkosh Correctional Institution, among others.
In total, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections holds control over about 30 facilities throughout Wisconsin. The total population of inmates within the Wisconsin Department of Corrections is around 22,000 at the moment, with probationer and parolee individuals numbering close to 70,000 individuals.
One of the most important components of the overall Wisconsin Department of Corrections system is the Wisconsin Correctional Center System. The Correctional Centers controlled by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections are facilities which are designed to house no more than 300 inmates in facilities which are meant to help those inmates to recover and rehabilitate, such that they are ready for re-entry into the community.
The Correctional Centers have programs which are designed to help with drug and alcohol rehabilitation, along with educational programs and even boot camp programs. The Wisconsin Department of Corrections put a primary focus of building work experience into these facilities.