Jackson Correctional Institution

The Jackson Correctional Institution is a medium-security prison for male inmates that is located in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. This facility is operated by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and can house approximately 1,000 inmates.

The average of inmates at Jackson Correctional Institution is 40 years old. The youngest inmate as of February 2021 is 20 years old, the oldest is 82.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

General Population visits at Jackson CI are:

Tuesday thru Friday 2:45 PM – 8:45 PM (3 hour visit)
Saturday and Sunday 8:15 AM – 3:45 PM (2 hour visit)
Holidays 8:15 AM – 3:45 PM (2 hour visit)

NO ADMITTANCE during the following count times: 11:30 AM (weekends) and 4:10 PM (weekdays) until count clears.

Restricted Housing Visits

Visiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on weekdays (Tuesday through Friday), and 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and holidays. 

Visitors will not be permitted after 30 minutes prior to the end of visiting hours. Inmates in TLU or Observation status are permitted three, one-hour visits per week, only one of such can be on a weekend. All Observation visits must have the approval of the Warden. 

Visits held in the Restrictive Housing unit are allowed maximum three adult visitors per visit. Children are not allowed in the Restricted Housing visiting area. 

Inmates in Disciplinary Separation 2 and 3 are allowed only one one-hour visit per week. Disciplinary Separation 2 & 3 visits will be held in the main Visiting Room during regular visiting hours. Disciplinary Separation 2 visits are no contact (one hour). Disciplinary 3 visits are contact (one hour).

General Visiting Rules

Only visitors on the inmate’s approved list shall be permitted to visit the inmate. This includes adults and minors. All visitors age sixteen (16) and older must provide identification

The maximum number of visitors will not exceed six adults and their minor children for a single visit, not to exceed a total of twelve visitors.

The visiting week begins on Wednesday and ends the following Tuesday. The inmate is allowed three visits per week. Only one of those visits may be on the weekend. There will be no visiting on Mondays unless it is a holiday. No admittance into the lobby until 15 minutes prior to the start of Visiting Hours. 

Lockers are provided in the lobby for placement of purses and other items not allowed in the Institution. Limited tokens are available from the Lobby Officer. It is recommended that belongings be locked in your vehicle. Purses and/or billfolds are not allowed in the Visiting Room. Cell phones and pagers left in lockers must be turned off.

The Northwoods Café (schedule varies) and vending machines are available in the visiting area. The vending machines take one dollar bills and coins only. There is a change machine in the lobby for one, two, five, ten, and twenty dollar bills. There is not a change machine in the visiting area.

Money allowed in the Visiting Room is limited to $20.00 per visitor. To purchase food from the Café, the money must be in the inmate’s account prior to the day of the visit. All bags from vending machines (chips, popcorn, candy, etc.) must be emptied onto a plate before being taken to your table. 

The visiting room Northwoods Café does not accept cash. All food purchases from the Café will be made using a money transmittal from the inmate’s account. ONLY POSTED AMOUNTS CAN BE USED. There will be no exceptions. Plan ahead. 

Visitors may bring the following items into the Visiting Room: 

  • Up to two baby blankets for each child.
  • Up to four diapers for each child. 
  • A combination of up to two plastic drinking containers (bottle/sippy cup) for each child; sippy cup must be empty. 
  • Enough powdered formula to mix one bottle/sippy cup per child; formula must be in a clear plastic bag. 
  • One, hand-held baby seat for each child. 
  • Diaper wipes – in a clear plastic bag. 
  • One pacifier for each child. 
  • Onecoat and one pair of gloves for each visitor 
  • Headwear provided it does not conceal identity 
  • Coins and/or bills not to exceed $20 limit set in #7 above 
  • Comb, pick or brush limited to for each visitor 
  • One Institution locker key. 

Diaper bags are not permitted in the Institution. Diapers, individual wipes, formula, and plastic bottles/sippy cups for babies/toddlers should be carried in a clear bag. No toys or rattles are allowed. 

Cameras are not permitted in the Visiting Room. However, photos may be purchased through the JCI Photo Project. Inmates must have funds in their account prior to the day of the visit to cover the cost of the photos.

Dress Code

The visiting area at JCI stresses a “family” atmosphere, as friends and family are of all ages. The following apparel is considered inappropriate and will result in the denial of visits: 

  • Transparent clothing. 
  • Swimming suits. 
  • Shorts that are shorter than fingertip length + 3 inches (visitor standing naturally with arms straight down the side of the body and fingers extended). 
  • Skirts or dresses shorter than fingertip length + 3 inches. 
  • Tube, halter, and strapless tops and dresses. 
  • Tops which expose midriff (front and back). 
  • Underwear worn on the outside or exposed is considered inappropriate. 
  • Blouses, shirts, and dresses that show cleavage. 
  • Skirts with revealing slits.
  • Spandex/spandex-like and lycra/lycra-like athletic pants, aerobic/exercise tights, leotards, button/snap sided (tear-away) sweat/wind pants or exceptionally tight clothing of any kind. 
  • Clothing with revealing holes or tears above fingertip level. (see “c” above) 
  • Clothing or accessories with obscene or profane writing, images, or pictures. 
  • Gang or club-related clothing or insignia indicative of gang affiliation - this includes, but is not limited to motorcycle jackets bearing club logos. 
  • Camisoles and tank tops are only permissible when worn under other clothing. 
  • Internet ‘Smart’ technology and electronic recording equipment of any form. This includes all watches, as some have ‘smart’ capability. 
  • Sunglasses. 

Physical Address

Jackson Correctional Institution
N6500 Haipek Road
Black River Falls, WI 54615-0232

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/BWzDdyKgC2mp354P6

General Phone Number

(715) 284-4550

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Jackson Correctional Institution
PO Box 233
Black River Falls, WI 54615

Inmate’s Name & DOC #
Jackson Correctional Institution
N6500 Haipek Rd.
Black River Falls, WI 54615

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


Emails can be sent to and from Jackson 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 for free.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Jackson 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 Jackson 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 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.

Internet or Phone (service fees apply):

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

Programs For Inmates

Adult Basic Education, GED, Substance Abuse Treatment, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Sex Offender Treatment, Thinking For A Change, Earned Release Program, Behavior Therapy.

Vocational Programs: Food Service Assistant Program, Electro-Mechanical Certificate Program, Second Chance Pell Program, Tutor Certificate Program.

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Careers at Jackson Correctional Institution

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