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Wisconsin Federal Facilities

The state of Wisconsin has only one type of federal correctional facility, which is a prison. There is one federal prison in Wisconsin called Oxford FCI. This facility holds federal prisoners who have violated federal laws within the state.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (FOB) is the government agency in charge of all federal correctional facilities, inmates, and all Wisconsin federal prison inmate records. On their website, they have a handy offender locator so that anyone can easily perform a Wisconsin federal prison inmate search. Along with the inmate locator, they have a page for each facility with details for family and friends on visitation, sending money or gifts, and phone calls. They also have some interesting information about their own history.

The FOB calls itself “an agency like no other.” Their mission is to: “We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and provide reentry programming to ensure their successful return to the community.” They supervise 177, 224 inmates with a recidivism rate of 34%, and a staff of 35,972. They were established in 1930 by the Department of Justice to provide management and regulation in a consolidated agency over all federal correctional facilities, services, and programs.

Along with supervision and confinement, these facilities also offer inmates recreation, education, medical and dental services, counseling, and other programming to rehabilitate them and avoid recidivism.

Oxford FCI - Federal Prison in Wisconsin

The FCI Oxford is a medium-security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp. They have 1,015 male inmates residing there (895 at the FCI and 120 at the camp). They allow visitation only on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

Famous Federal Prison Inmates in Wisconsin

  • Dan Rostenkowski - he was a former Illinois Congressman and Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. He was arrested in 1996 for mail fraud and using money for personal gifts and favors. This was in connection with the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal. He served 17 months and was pardoned by President Bill Clinton and released in 1997.
  • George Papadopoulos - he lied to the FBI and made false statements in his testimony. He was sentenced to a 14-day stay and only served 12 days before being released on December 7, 2018.
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