Fox Lake Correctional Institution

The Fox Lake Correctional Institution is a medium-security prison for male inmates that is located in Fox Lake, Wisconsin. This facility can house approximately 1,300 inmates and is operated by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. It sits on 85 acres, surrounded by approximately 1200 acres owned by the State of Wisconsin.

This facility was the first medium-security prison in the country to open under a responsible living, no pass system concept. Inmates are allowed scheduled movement within the institution and rules are intended to help individuals live together in an orderly manner.

The main structures at Fox Lake are: an entrance facility/armory; administration building; chapel; food service, laundry, and health services building; education building; nine housing units; recreation building; garage; and an industries, maintenance, and vocational shop building.  Two of the housing units are dormitory/barracks-style.  

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The general visiting hours at Fox Lake Correctional Institution are as follows:

2:30 PM – 8:45 PM Mon-Friday
8:00 AM – 3:45 PM Sat/Sun/ Holidays 

Visitors may not enter the Lobby until 15 minutes prior to the start of visiting hours and may not loiter outside the entrance facility prior to this time. During scheduled inmate counts (12:30 PM and 5:30 PM), visitors will not be permitted to leave until after count has cleared. 

The visiting week begins on Monday and ends the following Sunday. Visits must begin 45 minutes prior to the end of visiting hours. Visits may last up to three hours on weekdays and up to two hours on weekends and holidays. 

For visiting purposes, the recognized holidays are: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. 

Inmates are permitted three visits per week, but only one may be on a weekend. Inmates may have two different visits on the same weekday if they involve different visitors. Visitors can join a visit in progress for the time remaining on that visit. After a visitor leaves the institution, they will not be allowed to re-join a visit. 

Only visitors on the inmate’s approved visiting list or approved for a special visit are permitted to visit. This includes adults, minors and infants. Only six adults are allowed per visit. Visitors will be hand stamped prior to entrance.


2:30 PM – 5:00 PM Mon-Friday
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Sat/Sun/ Holidays 

Restrictive Housing visits will be limited to a maximum of two visitors. No one under the age of 18 may visit without prior approval from the Warden/designee.

General Visiting Rules

All visitors, age 16 and older, must provide photo identification. All visitors must pass through and clear the metal detector. Visitors will be given three opportunities to successfully clear metal detection. Failure to do so will result in the visitor being denied entrance into the institution. Wire in undergarments will not clear the metal detector and should not be worn. 

Fox Lake Correctional Institution is a tobacco free/drug free environment. Tobacco must be secured in your vehicle and CANNOT be locked in Lobby lockers. Visitors must comply with efforts to deter the entry of drugs, alcohol or weapons into the facility. 

Those who attempt to bring these items into the institution will be subject to restricted visiting privileges and referral to the Dodge County District Attorney for felony prosecution. Persons exhibiting signs of intoxication or under the influence of any other drug will not be allowed to enter the institution. 

Coins (limit $20) may be brought into the institution for use in the vending machines available in the visiting area. No property can be given to an inmate during a visit. 

Only the following items are allowed to be brought into the institution and must be carried in a clear plastic bag: 

  • Comb, pick or brush 
  • Two baby blankets 
  • Four diapers 
  • Two baby bottles (plastic only) 
  • Formula must be premixed and in an approved bottle 
  • Hand-held baby seat 
  • Diaper wipes in small, sealed travel pack or individually packed in a clear plastic bag
  • One pacifier 
  • One coat 
  • One pair of gloves 
  • Headwear (provided it does not conceal identity)
  • FLCI locker key

Prescription medications are permitted such as but not limited to inhalers, nitro pills (only individual pills, not bottles) and epinephrine injectors, as approved by the Warden. Other medications should be taken prior to entering the institution.

Dress Code

A family atmosphere is stressed in all visiting areas, as friends and family are of all ages.

Allowable jewelry consists of a: 

  • wedding band or single ring 
  • single strand necklace 
  • single pair of earrings

The following apparel is considered inappropriate and will result in denial of visiting: 

  • Transparent/translucent clothing 
  • Shorts that are shorter than fingertip length with the visitor standing with proper posture, arms straight down, fingers extended 
  • Skirts or dresses shorter than fingertip length plus three inches 
  • Strapless, tube and halter tops, and dresses 
  • Tops and dresses that expose the midriff (front or back) or bust 
  • Spandex or spandex-like and Lycra or Lycra-like clothing 
  • Exposed underwear 
  • Clothing with revealing holes, tears, or slits above fingertip level 
  • 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 a disruption 
  • Camouflage clothing of any type 

Footwear must be worn. Coats, jackets and non-religious headwear must be removed before clearing the metal detector. Visitors who have religious headwear that conceals identity are required to allow staff to view their face(s) in order to verify identification upon entry and exit of the institution. After identification, the visitor will be permitted to replace the facial covering. 

Lockers are provided in the Lobby for placement of items not allowed in the institution. No food items, keys or paper money may be carried into the facility.

A quarter is required to operate the key in the locker. It is recommended that purses and wallets be locked in your vehicle. The institution is not responsible for personal property left in vehicles or institution lockers. 

Electronic Devices: Unless approved in advance by the Warden, non-DOC visitors are not allowed to enter the institution with any device that takes pictures, has video or voice recording and/or a communications device such as a cell phone, pager, PDA, MP3 player or smart watch. If you arrive with one of the devices listed or similar device, you must secure the device in your vehicle. 

Video Visits

Inmates at Fox Lake Correctional Institution are eligible for one free video visit every two weeks. All 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: 

  • Name and DOC number of the person they wish to visit
  • Preferred date and time of the visit, during FLCI’s visiting hours
  • Any alternative date and/or time that would work for them
  • Names and dates of birth of all visitors who will be present on the call. 

Limit 6 adults and 4 minors per video visit.

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 on their computer, laptop, cell phone, or tablet prior to the visit to ensure accessibility. 

Physical Address

Fox Lake Correctional Institution
W10237 Lake Emily Road
Fox Lake, WI 53933-0147

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Fox Lake Correctional Institution
PO Box 147
Fox Lake, WI 53933-0147

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 Fox Lake Correctional Institution on a quarterly basis directly from Union Supply Group (USG). Orders can be placed online at or by phone, fax, or mail.


Electronic messages can be sent to and from Fox Lake CI inmates through the CorrLinks system. Inmates must initiate the contact by adding a friend or family member to their contact list. 

An auto-generated request that includes the inmate name and DOC number is then sent by CorrLinks to the friend/family member’s email address. To accept the request, simply click the link in the email to be taken to the CorrLinks website where you can create an account at no cost. 

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Fox Lake Correctional Institution, 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 Fox Lake Correctional Institution 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

Adult Basic Education, GED, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Sex Offender Treatment, Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Windows to Work, Thinking For A Change. 

Vocational classes include Automotive Maintenance Tech, Construction Essentials, Computer Drafting: Mechanical, Custodial Services, Culinary Arts, Horticulture, Machine Tool Operation, Masonry/Bricklaying, Motorcycle, Marine, & Outdoor Power Products Tech, Welding: Production.

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Careers at Fox Lake Correctional Institution

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