Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center

The Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center is a prison for adult female inmates that is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is managed by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and can house approximately 109 inmates.

This facility is part of the Wisconsin Women's Correctional System, along with Taycheedah Correctional Institution and the Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center. 

The average inmate at MWCC is 38 years old. The majority of inmates at this facility have one year or less remaining on their sentence.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center are 6:00 PM through 9:00 PM on Tuesdays, and 1:00 PM through 4:30 PM on Saturdays, Sundays, & Holidays. 

Visitors will not be admitted 30 minutes prior to the end of visiting hours. Movement in and out of the center will stop at 3:40 PM until count is clear.

General Visiting Rules

Each inmate is allowed three visits per week, Monday through Sunday. Each visit is limited to four visitors during the visit. All visitors must be placed on the visiting list prior to visiting. 

Visitors entering must successfully clear the metal detector before being allowed access into the visiting area. Everyone age 16 and older must have photo identification. An adult must accompany any visitor under the age of 18. 

No personal property (including cellular phones, pagers, PDA’s, electronic devices, watches or cameras) are allowed in the center except for baby supplies as noted below and a maximum of $20 in cash per person for the vending machines. 

Purses, wallets and diaper bags are not permitted inside the center. Diapers, individual wipes, plastic baby bottles, and toddler cups should be carried in a clear plastic bag. 

Packages, paperwork and containers are not allowed during visits without prior authorization from the Captain/Superintendent and, when authorized, will be inspected by security staff. No property items, money orders, or certified checks may be brought in on visits. 

The following items are allowed to be brought into facilities by inmate visitors:

  • Money, not to exceed $20.00 (twenty dollars) for each visitor 
  • Comb, pick or brush, limited to one for each visitor 
  • Up to two baby blankets for each child
  • Up to four diapers for each child. Diaper bags are not allowed 
  • Up to two plastic baby bottles for each child 
  • One hand-held baby seat for each child 
  • Diaper wipes. Must be kept in a clear plastic bag 
  • One pacifier for each child 
  • One coat and one pair of gloves for each visitor 
  • Headwear (if it doesn't conceal identity) 
  • One institution 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.

The following items are not allowed: Cell phones, pagers, electronic equipment, Internet “smart” technology and Weapons, Watches, Illegal drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco or tobacco related products, Matches and lighters, Pets or animals, except those required as service animals, Purses or wallets, Cameras or other recording devices, Food items or beverages, Reading materials or other papers without prior approval, or Children’s books, toys or games. 

**It is a felony to bring any weapon, alcohol, any controlled substance or other contraband onto the grounds of the center.  

Dress Code

The following apparel is considered unacceptable and will result in denial of entrance to the Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center visiting room: 

  • 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 or 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 
  • 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 and acceptable attire must be worn at all times. 

Video Visits

Every inmate at Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center is allowed to have one 20-minute video visit every two weeks. They are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis as space is limited. Visits can only be scheduled by emailing [email protected].

Provide the names and date of births of all visitors, the requested date and time frame. Requests should be made at least three business days in advance of the requested visit and not more than two weeks from the requested visit.

Visitors must have previously completed a Visitor Questionnaire and be on their inmate's approved visiting list. Prior to the video visit 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 on the approved visiting list. 

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. 

Visits will be scheduled on the half hour as follows: 

Saturday & Sunday           8:00 to 10:30 am, 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Monday                              8:00 am to 10:30 am, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Tuesday                             6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Wednesday                       8:00 am to 10:30 am, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Thursday                           6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday                                 8:00 am to 10:30 am

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

Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center
615 West Keefe Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53212

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General Phone Number

(414) 267-6101

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center
615 West Keefe Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53212

The Wisconsin DOC has a Personal Care Package Program that allows you to purchase approved personal care items for your loved ones at Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center. Orders can be placed online at

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Milwaukee Women's 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 Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center 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

The Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center provides both Earned Release Programming (ERP) and Work Release opportunities. 

The programming curriculums at WMCC are gender responsive and address substance use, trauma, anger, and coping skills. 

Inmates in work release get work experience in the local community as well as the opportunity to earn and save money.

Additional programming and support includes: DWD Job Center, parenting support, trauma survivor support, release planning, religious services and study, ServSafe Certification, obtaining a driver's license, various leisure activities, and educational opportunities.

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Careers at Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center

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