Wisconsin Department of Corrections
The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is an administrative department in the executive branch of the state of Wisconsin responsible for corrections in Wisconsin, including state prisons. As of June, 2018, the department is administered by Secretary Cathy Jess; the DOC secretary is a cabinet member appointed by the Governor of Wisconsin and confirmed by the Wisconsin Senate. Divisions of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections include: the Division of Juvenile Corrections, the Division of Adult Institutions, the Division of Community Corrections and Division of Management Services, it has its headquarters in Madison. In June 2008, over 120 minimum-security supervised inmate workers were used to assist in filling sandbags and flood cleanup during the flooding; the Division of Adult Institutions oversees 19 adult institutions and 17 adult correctional centers, along with the Office of Program Services, the Bureau of Correctional Enterprises, the Bureau of Health Services and the Bureau of Offender Classification and Movement.
The Wisconsin Correctional Center System consists of 14 adult male facilities statewide that assist inmates in reintegration to the community. The Wisconsin Women's Correctional System includes Taycheedah Correctional Institution and two adult female correctional centers. Male inmates entering the prison system first go to Dodge Correctional Institution before being given permanent assignments, female inmates to Taycheedah Correctional Institution; the Division of Juvenile Corrections operates three juvenile facilities and several regional offices in the Northwest and Southeast. Secured juvenile correctional facilities include: Lincoln Hills School and Copper Lake School are located in Irma, WI; the Grow Academy is a residential program offering comprehensive treatment for county and state-supervised youth as an alternative to incarceration, as well as a step down for youth returning to the community. The state uses residential care centers and works with the Department of Health Services in relation to the Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center.
Facilities that are now closed include: Ethan Allen School for Boys - Closed on July 1, 2011. Facility was converted from the Wisconsin State TB Sanitarium to a juvenile facility in April 1959. Southern Oaks Girls School - Closed on July 1, 2011; the function of the Division of Community Corrections is to supervise offenders on probation, parole or extended supervision, which includes the operation and maintenance of the Wisconsin sex offender registry program. List of Wisconsin state prisons Since the establishment of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, no officer has died in the line of duty. List of United States state correction agencies List of law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin List of Wisconsin state prisons Wisconsin witch hunt Wisconsin Department of Corrections official website
Green Bay Correctional Institution
Green Bay Correctional Institution is an adult male maximum-security correctional facility operated by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Division of Adult Institutions in Allouez, Wisconsin. The prison is located along the east bank of the Fox River; the prison was known as the Wisconsin State Reformatory. In 1972, WSR became an adult maximum-security prison; the name was changed to the Green Bay Correctional Institution on July 1, 1979. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the "Wisconsin State Reformatory" in 1990. Green Bay Correctional Institution
Incarceration in the United States
Incarceration in the United States is one of the main forms of punishment and rehabilitation for the commission of felony and other offenses. The United States has the largest prison population in the world, the highest per-capita incarceration rate. In 2016 in the US, there were 655 people incarcerated per 100,000 population; this is the US incarceration rate for people tried as adults. In 2016, 2.2 million Americans have been incarcerated, which means for every 100,000 there are 655 that are inmates. This costs the United States government $80 billion dollars a year. Additionally, 4,751,400 adults in 2013 were on parole. In total, 6,899,000 adults were under correctional supervision in 2013 – about 2.8% of adults in the U. S. resident population. In 2014, the total number of persons in the adult correctional systems had fallen to 6,851,000 persons 52,200 fewer offenders than at the year end of 2013 as reported by the BJS. About 1 in 36 adults were under some form of correctional supervision – the lowest rate since 1996.
On average, the correctional population has declined by 1.0% since 2007. In 2016, the total number of persons in U. S. adult correctional systems was an estimated 6,613,500. From 2007 to 2016, the correctional population decreased by an average of 1.2% annually. By the end of 2016 1 in 38 persons in the United States were under correctional supervision. In addition, there were 54,148 juveniles in juvenile detention in 2013. Although debtor's prisons no longer exist in the United States, residents of some U. S. states can still be incarcerated for debt as of 2016. The Vera Institute of Justice reported in 2015 that majority of those incarcerated in local and county jails are there for minor violations, have been jailed for longer periods of time over the past 30 years because they are unable to pay court-imposed costs. According to a 2014 Human Rights Watch report, "tough-on-crime" laws adopted since the 1980s, have filled U. S. prisons with nonviolent offenders. However, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that, as of the end of 2015, 54% of state prisoners sentenced to more than 1 year were serving time for a violent offense.
Fifteen percent of state prisoners at year-end 2015 had been convicted of a drug offense as their most serious. In comparison, 47% of federal prisoners serving time in September 2016 were convicted of a drug offense; this policy failed to rehabilitate prisoners and many were worse on release than before incarceration. Rehabilitation programs for offenders can be more cost effective than prison. According to a 2015 study by the Brennan Center for Justice, falling crime rates cannot be ascribed to mass incarceration. Conversely, Steven Levitt showed in a 2004 paper that at least 58% of the violent crime drop in the 1990s was due to incarceration. According to a 2016 analysis of federal data by the U. S. Education Department and local spending on incarceration has grown three times as much as spending on public education since 1980. Throughout the 1500s, the people of England considered idleness to be the cause of many crimes, therefore found the solution to be creating workhouses as a system to rehabilitate criminals.
Though many of the first people in the foundation of these "houses of correction" were vagrants without homes. In the 1700s, English philanthropists began to focus on the reform of convicted criminals in prisons, which they believed needed a chance to become morally pure in order to stop or slow crime. Since at least 1740, some of these philosophers began thinking of solitary confinement as a way to create and maintain spiritually clean people in prisons; as English people immigrated to North America, so did these theories of penology. Spanish colonizers brought ideas on confinement. Spanish soldiers in St. Augustine, Florida built the first substantial prison; some of the first structures built in English-settled America were jails, by the 18th century, every English North American county had a jail. These jails served a variety of functions such as a holding place for debtors, prisoners-of-war, political prisoners, those bound in the penal transportation and slavery systems, of those accused-of but not tried for crimes.
Sentences for those convicted of crimes were longer than three months, lasted only a day. Poor citizens were imprisoned for longer than their richer neighbors, as bail was not accepted. In 1841, Dorothea Dix discovered. Prisoners were chained naked. Others, criminally insane, were placed in cellars, or closets, she insisted on changes throughout the rest of her life. While focusing on the insane, her comments resulted in changes for other inmates. In the United States criminal law is a concurrent power. Individuals who violate state laws and/or territorial laws are placed in state or territorial prisons, while those who violate United States federal law are placed in federal prisons operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, an agency of the United States Department of Justice; the BOP houses adult felons convicted of violating District of Columbia laws due to the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997. As of 2004, state prisons proportionately house more violent felons, so state prisons in general gained a more negative reputation compared to federal prisons.
In 2016 90% of prisoners were in state prisons. At senten
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The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
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Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility
The Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility is a state prison for men located in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin and operated by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. The facility opened in 2001 and holds 1040 inmates at medium security
Dodge Correctional Institution
Dodge Correctional Institution, is an adult male maximum-security correctional facility operated by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Division of Adult Institutions in Waupun, Wisconsin. The facility was converted from the Central State Hospital for the Criminally Insane to an adult correctional facility in 1977 at a cost of $2.47 million of general obligation bonds, as authorized by Chapter 29 of the Laws of 1977. The first two inmates were transferred from the nearby Waupun Correctional Institution to DCI on May 15, 1978. On October 29, 1993, ground was broken for a $45 million expansion which more than doubled the size of the facility. On June 17, 1996, the first female was admitted to DCI making it the only reception center for both male and female adult felons committed to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. DCI served as the reception center for both males and females until December 1, 2004, when the female reception center moved to the Taycheedah Correctional Institution. DCI serves as the central medical center for the division, providing both in-patient and out-patient care for male and female inmates.
Ed Gein - killer, grave robber, incarcerated when the institution was Central State Hospital. Chris Coleman - wife and child killer Chris Watts - killed pregnant wife and two daughters, see Watts family murders Dodge Correctional Institution
Columbia Correctional Institution (Wisconsin)
The Columbia Correctional Institution is an adult male super maximum-security correctional facility operated by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Division of Adult Institutions in Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin. The operating capacity is 541; the average daily population for fiscal year 2012 was 832. Susan Novak, the warden, has been in that position since June 2018; the facility was constructed on 110 acres at a cost of $38.6 million. It has 27 acres inside the perimeter fence. Columbia Correctional Institution opened in May 1986, with an original capacity of 450 inmates housed in single bed cells. In 1997, a 150-bed barracks was constructed for minimum security inmates and over time many of the single bed cells have been converted to double bed cells. In 1988, a sculpture entitled Chromatic Fragments—Vortex to the Sky by artist and University of Illinois Professor of Art Christiane Martens was installed in the parking area of the prison; the 20-foot tall painted steel sculpture cost $50,000.
In 2007 a female staff member was accused of having sex with inmates at the prison. She pleaded no contest to a lesser charge. In 2008, a female corrections officer was charged with multiple counts of second degree sexual assault; the use of force was not alleged in either situation, but Wisconsin law does not allow prisoners to consent to sex with prison staff. Punishment can be up to 40 years in prison, a large fine. Opened in 1986, $38.6 million Originally designed and built to house 450 inmates, one per cell, 541 design capacity plus modifications and expansions Count as of June 27, 2008: 828 Overcrowding has some inmates sleeping on the floor Overcrowding forced the construction of a 150-bed barracks in 1997 for minimum security inmates and conversion of many single bed cells into double bed cells. 12 total housing units: 6 general population, 2 SMU, 2 segregation, 1 × 150 bed barracks, 1 × 13 cell R&O. The facility is stated to have ten living areas with a 150-bed barracks. 110 acres Some notorious individuals who have been incarcerated at CCI include: Filemon Amaro: Waukesha County courtroom shootout in 1978 that killed two sheriff's deputies Jesse Anderson: Murderer.
Brendan Dassey Joseph Hecht: Contract killer. James Oswald: Convicted of a crime spree in the mid-1990s that included kidnapping, bank robberies, wounding two officers and killing Waukesha police captain James Lutz Christopher Scarver: Convicted murderer who, while in prison, killed Jeffrey Dahmer and Jesse Anderson Wisconsin portal Criminal justice portal Columbia Correctional Institution Photos - CCI During Construction Wisconsin Department of Corrections