Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility

The Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility is a minimum-security prison located in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. This facility is an alternative to a traditional prison setting, and it specializes in housing male inmates with alcohol and substance abuse issues.

The Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility opened in 2004 and can house a maximum of 450 inmates. Three-hundred beds in the prison are for inmates in the treatment program. The other 150 beds are for inmates who work in operational jobs inside and outside of the facility.

The average age of inmates at this facility is 36. The youngest inmate as of February 2021 was 19, the oldest is 83. 

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The general visiting hours at Chippewa Correctional Treatment Facility are as follows:

Thursday & Friday 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Please do not arrive any earlier than 2:50 PM on weekdays and 8:50 AM on weekends & holidays. Visitors arriving after 8:15 PM on weekdays and 2:15 PM on weekends will not be processed. Potential visitors must be approved by the Wisconsin DOC prior to entering the institution. 

General Visiting Rules

All visitors age sixteen (16) or older must provide current photo identification. Acceptable forms of non-expired identification are:  

  • Valid State Driver’s License
  • Valid Passport or Visa
  • Valid Department of Transportation ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Tribal ID (if it provides a photo)
  • For Amish visitors who do not possess photo identification as a requirement of their religion, please contact the facility to make arrangements in advance.

Visitors will be denied entry to the visiting room if they are unable to successfully clear a metal detector within three attempts. In order to expedite the entrance process, visitors should avoid wearing metal jewelry or clothing with metal, such as buckles, snaps, bib overalls, wire undergarments, etc. 

The following items are allowed to be brought into facilities by inmate visitors, should they pass inspection: 

  • Money not to exceed $20.00 for each visitor (coins or bills)
  • Comb, pick or brush, limited to one for each visitor
  • Up to two (2) baby blankets for each child
  • Up to four (4) diapers for each child. Diaper bags are not allowed
  • Up to two (2) plastic baby bottles for each child
  • One (1) hand-held baby seat for each child
  • Diaper wipes (kept in a clear plastic bag)
  • One (1) pacifier for each child
  • One (1) coat and one (1) pair of gloves for each visitor
  • Headwear (provided it does not conceal identity) 
  • One (1) facility locker key

Visitors are permitted to bring in medically necessary medications such as but not limited to: inhalers, nitro pills (only individual pills, not bottles), epi pens, etc. These items will be kept with the Officer at the Visiting Room front desk for easy access. 

Dress Code

The following apparel is considered unacceptable and will result in denial of your visit at the Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility: 

  • Watches 
  • Transparent/translucent clothing
  • Shorts that are shorter than fingertip length with the visitor standing with proper posture, arms straight down, fingers extended
  • Skirts and dresses shorter than fingertip length plus three inches with the visitor standing with proper posture, arms straight down, fingers extended
  • Tops and dresses that are strapless, tube and halter style
  • Camisoles and tank tops are only permissible when worn under other attire
  • Tops and dresses that expose the midriff (front and/or back)
  • Spandex or spandex-like and Lycra or Lycra-like clothing. Tights or leggings of this material may be worn under attire of appropriate length in this section (Fingertip length plus three inches)
  • Exposed undergarments
  • Clothing with revealing holes, tears or slits
  • Clothing or accessories with obscene or profane writing, images, or pictures
  • Gang-related clothing, headwear, shoes, logos or insignias
  • Any clothing that may have the potential to cause undue attention

Footwear must be worn at all times. Acceptable attire must be worn at all times. Internet “smart” technology and electronic recording equipment in any form is prohibited.

Video Visits

All persons in the care of CVCTF are eligible for one free 20-minute visit every week, space permitting. Visitors must have previously completed a Visitor Questionnaire and be on their inmate's approved visiting list. 

Prior to the video visiting starting, the visitor/s will be required to show an approved form of identification. Children or minors will be allowed to visit as long as they are already on the approved visiting list. 

Visits are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis as space is limited. Visits can be scheduled by emailing the addresses [email protected]

Email should include: 

  • Inmate Name and DOC #  
  • Names of all visitors  
  • 1st and 2nd choice of date and time of visit 

Incomplete emails will be denied. Visitors must complete scheduling by Wednesday at 4:00 PM for the current week/weekend. Visits will be scheduled every 30 minutes (3:00, 3:30, 4:00, etc.) but will only be a maximum of 20 minutes in length. This is to allow proper cleaning between visits and to ensure connectivity. 

Visiting hours are as follows:  

Thursday - Friday 2:30 PM - 8:30 PM  
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 

Visitors will receive an email confirmation indicating date / time and a link how to connect to the visit. Visits are conducted using ZOOM. It is suggested that visitors download the ZOOM app prior to the visit to ensure accessibility. The app can be downloaded on their computer, laptop, cell phone, or tablet.

Physical Address

Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility
2909 E. Park Ave.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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Inmate name and DOC number
Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility
2909 E. Park Ave.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has a Personal Care Package Program that allows family and friends to purchase approved personal care items for their loved ones at Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility on a quarterly basis directly from Union Supply Group (USG). Orders can be placed online at or by phone, fax, or mail.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility, but they do have access to phones. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Wisconsin, please click here.

How to Send Money

Inmate funds at Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility are received through Access Corrections Secure Deposit and their affiliate walk-in provider CashPayToday.

US Postal Service (no service fees):

  • Print and complete a Wisconsin DOC Money Order/Check Deposit Slip (bilingüe). Forms are also available at the facilities.
  • The inmate's DOC number must be written on the check/money order and deposit slip.
  • All writing must be legible and in blue or black ink. 
  • Do not include any additional items such as photos or letters, as they will be discarded. 
  • Make cashier's checks, personal checks, and money orders payable to ACCESS SECURE DEPOSITS.
  • Mail to: Secure Deposits – Wisconsin DOC, P.O. Box 12486, St Louis, MO 63132.

Walk-in (service fees apply):

  • Visit or call (844) 340-2274 to enroll.
  • Walk-in sites accept cash only.
  • Visit CashPayToday to locate a Dollar General, Family Dollar, Speedway or other location near you that accepts walk-in payments, or view this list of WI locations.

Internet or Phone (service fees apply):

  • Visit or call (866) 345-1884 (bilingüe; agents available 24/7)
  • Visa and MasterCard are accepted

Programs For Inmates

Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Earned Release Program, Thinking For A Change, Anger Management, Epictetus, General Social Skills, Employment Skills, Parenting

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