Wisconsin Inmate Search
Wisconsin Inmate Search

Wisconsin Inmate Search | WDOC Inmate Lookup | WI Inmate Locator

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  • 3099 E. Washington Ave. P.O. Box 7969. Madison, WI 53707-7969

Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WDOC) provides a centralized inmate search database of those incarcerated in Wisconsin (WI) state prisons, while the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) maintain records about offenders in federal prisons.

However, there are 3 more correction facilities which are decentralized and keep convict records individually. For instance, the local county sheriff office is responsible for county jails and while respectively city police departments taking care of city jails and police jails record. A simple guide on how to find an incarcerated inmate can be found here.

How To Locate An Inmate in State Prison?

In order to lookup for a specific inmate you need to know at least these three details:

First/Last Name of the Inmate
Date of birth
Inmate Number (ID)

Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WDOC) manage all the records of state prisons in Wisconsin (WI). You can easily find an inmate through official (WDOC) website. Their online database have records about every inmate in the state prisons across entire Wisconsin (WI). This saves you a lot of time, since you don’t need to go through the numerous documents and files or physically visit (WDOC) itself.

Note: To look for an inmate in other correction facilities please refer directly to Federal Prisons or City, Police and County Jails.

Total Inmates in Wisconsin (WI) By Year

We Found a Total Of 609 Incarceration Facilities in The State Of Wisconsin (WI):

Total Incarcerated Individuals
34,294 Total Individuals in Prisons & Jails
22,144 Inmates in Prisons
12,150 Inmates in Jails
383 Incarceration Rate in Prisons (per 100,000)
270 Incarceration Rate in Jails (per 100,000)
46,183 Inmates on Probation
20,241 Inmates on Parole
1,195 (5.3) Life Sentenced (% of Inmates)
225 (1.0) Life Without Parole (% of Inmates)
8 Juvenile Life Sentenced Without Parole
0 Individuals in Private Prisons
Incarceration by Gender
20,734 Men Imprisoned
1,410 Women Imprisoned
Incarceration by Rate & Ethnicity
221 White Incarceration Rate (per 100,000)
2,542 Black Incarceration Rate (per 100,000)
563 Hispanic Incarceration Rate (per 100,000)
Current Juveniles in Custody
762 Total
555 Committed
192 Detained
9 Diverted
147 Custody Rate for Juveniles (per 100,000)
56 Custody Rate for White (per 100,000)
846 Custody Rate for Black (per 100,000)
128 Custody Rate for Latino (per 100,000)
387 Custody Rate for American Indians (per 100,000)
49 Custody Rate for Asians (per 100,000)
Incarceration Racial & Ethnic Ratios
11.5 Black to White Ratio
2.6 Hispanic to White Ratio
Felony Disenfranchisement
65,606 (1.47%) Disenfranchised Individuals (% of Individuals)
22,447 (8.75%) Disenfranchised African Americans (% of Individuals)
Total Incarceration Facility Expenses
1,221 In Millions