Flambeau Correctional Center

The Flambeau Correctional Center is a prison for minimum-security male inmates that is located inside of the Flambeau River State Forest in Hawkins, Wisconsin. This facility is part of the Wisconsin Correctional Center System, which is an "institution" made up of 14 different correctional centers that are overseen by a single warden.

The Flambeau Correctional Camp opened in 1954 and was built to house minimum-security inmates. They were part of a labor force that assisted with the development of the state forest. In the 1960's, FCC’s focus changed to supervising juvenile offenders. 

In 1980, FCC briefly became a treatment center for two years. It then went back to being a work center for minimum-security male inmates.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Flambeau Correctional Center are Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays from 7:30AM to 4:00PM. Visitors will not be admitted if they do not arrive 30 minutes prior to the end of visiting hours.

If you have any questions about Flambeau Correctional Center rules, regulations, or guidelines, you are encouraged to call the center for clarification prior to your visit. 

General Visiting Rules

All visitors must be on the inmate’s approved visiting list. Individuals not on the approved visiting list must leave the state property. All individuals ages 16 and older must provide valid photo identification. 

A soda machine is available to visitors, which accepts dollar bills or change. The center has no means of making change. Legal and other materials requiring the inmate’s signature should be mailed and not brought in on a visit. 

Summer picnic lunches are allowed on visiting days, from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends. A charcoal grill is provided for use; however, the FCC does not provide charcoal. Visitors may bring Match Light or similar self-starting charcoal; lighter fluid is not allowed.

Winter Bag lunches are allowed on visiting days after Labor Day and prior to Memorial Day weekend. During the winter months, there is no opportunity for meals to be cooked on site; therefore, all food items must be pre-cooked/ready-to-eat. A microwave is available in the visiting room. All food items must be store-bought and factory-sealed; “fast food” items are not allowed. 

All items brought in on a visit must be submitted to the officer on duty for inspection before you'll be allowed into the visiting area.

The following personal property items may be brought into FCC by visitors, provided that they pass inspection. All other personal property must be secured in your vehicle prior to the start of the visit.  

  • Money, not to exceed $20.00 per visitor.  
  • A comb, pick or brush, limited to one per visitor.  
  • Up to two baby blankets per child.  
  • Up to four diapers for each child. Diaper bags are not allowed.  
  • Up to two plastic baby bottles per child.  
  • One hand-held baby seat per child.  
  • Diaper wipes, which must be kept in a clear plastic bag.  
  • One pacifier per child.
  • One coat and one pair of gloves per visitor.  
  • Headwear 
  • Necessary medications 
  • One plastic bag for items or one reasonable size cooler is allowed. Only the amount of food, napkins, plates, and plastic utensils necessary for that day’s visit are permitted.

The following items ARE NOT permitted:  

  • Metal utensils, especially knives  
  • Liquid refreshments of any kind  
  • Glass containers  
  • Alcoholic beverages or any items with alcoholic contents (e.g. hand sanitizer)  
  • Intoxicants of any kind  
  • Ice in cube form (ice packs are allowed)  
  • Ice cream or Jell-O  

All items will be inspected by the on-duty sergeant before. 

Dress Code

The visiting room at Flambeau has a family friendly atmosphere. Please keep this in mind when selecting clothing to wear for a visit. The following is considered unacceptable and will result in the denial of a visit: 

  • Watches of all types including smart watches 
  • Any wearable items with internet/smart technology and/or electronic recording equipment in any form 
  • Transparent clothing (thin white or light colored shirts) 
  • Shorts shorter than fingertip length (visitor standing naturally with arms straight down the side of body and fingers extended) 
  • Skirts or dresses shorter than fingertip length plus three inches
  • Tops and dresses that are strapless, tube, tank, spaghetti-strap and/or halter top 
  • Tops and dresses that expose the midriff (front and/or back) and/or cleavage area 
  • Spandex, spandex-like, Lycra or Lycra-like tights, leggings and jeggings 
  • Underwear worn on the outside or exposed undergarments 
  • Clothing with holes or tears including jeans and jackets with partial holes 
  • Clothing or accessories with obscene or profane writing, images, or pictures
  • Gang-related or club related clothing or insignia. This includes headwear, footwear, logos, or insignias. Motorcycle jackets bearing club logos. 
  • Hats must be worn with brim facing straight forward at all-times 
  • Pants must be pulled up at all times (no sagging) 

Footwear must be worn at all times. Headwear/Hats are permitted. Acceptable attire must be worn at all times. The dress code applies equally to men, women and children.

Physical Address

Flambeau Correctional Center
N671 County Road M
Hawkins, WI 54530-9400

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/FVnvs2JpgwUEJesq9

General Phone Number

(715) 585-6394

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Flambeau Correctional Center
Offender’s Name and DOC Number Housing Unit & Cell number
N671 County Road M
Hawkins, WI 54530-9400

Inmate Packages & Property Mailing Address
Flambeau Correctional Center
Offender’s Name and DOC Number Housing Unit & Cell number
N671 County Road M
Hawkins, WI 54530-9400

The Wisconsin DOC has a Personal Care Package Program that allows you to purchase approved personal care items for your inmate at Flambeau Correctional Center. Orders can be placed online at WIinmatepackage.com.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Flambeau Correctional Center, 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 Flambeau Correctional Center are received through Access Corrections Secure Deposit and their affiliate walk-in provider CashPayToday.

Internet or Phone (service fees apply):

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

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 CashPayToday.com 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.

Programs For Inmates

The Earned Release Program (ERP) at FCC utilizes the Thinking for a Change and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse curriculums. The program is about 20 weeks long, but can be shorter or longer depending upon individual needs.  

Inmates also have the opportunity to attend school and receive individual tutoring as they work towards earning a High School Equivalency Diploma. FCC's woodshop offers inmates the opportunity to learn machine safety, woodworking, and finishing skills. 

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Careers at Flambeau Correctional Center

If you are interested in a career with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and would like more information about job openings at the Flambeau Correctional Center, click here.