Wisconsin Inmates Search

How to locate an inmate

In order to find Wisconsin inmates, you must use VineLink as the Inmate Locator page.

Simply enter the inmate's first and last name and click 'Search'. The next screen will allow you to read the inmate's:
  • name
  • date of birth
  • custody state
  • facility

How to locate Wisconsin prisons

The Wisconsin DOC operates two types of adult facilites: correctional institutions and correctional centers. The difference is that inmates who are at correctional centers are classified as minimum security and are preparing for an eventual release.

Click to the Division of Adult Institutions page. To get a list of institutions and correctional centers, look to the blue column on the left. The 4th category listed is 'Adult Institutions'. Clicking the 'Institutions' tab and the 'Correctional Centers' tab will bring you the pages where there is a list of the prisons. Clicking on the name of the prison will give you basic information about each facility as well as contact info.

Helpful Info from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections

One of my goals for this site is to help people navigate through the Department of Correction's web sites to find the information most helpful to them. Some of the information is difficult to find if you don't know where to look. The best way to do this for Wisconsin is to direct to click over to the Division of Adult Institutions page again. Scroll down to find the following items: