Oshkosh Correctional Institution

The Oshkosh Correctional Institution is a medium-security prison that can house approximately 2,000 inmates. This facility is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and is operated by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. 

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Oshkosh CI are as follows:

  • Monday 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (four-hour visit max)
  • Tuesday 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (two-hour visit max)
  • Wednesday 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (three-hour visit max)
  • Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (two-hour visit max)
  • Friday Closed 
  • Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (two-hour visit max)
  • Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (two-hour visit max)
  • Holidays 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (two-hour visit max)

Two visits are allowed Monday – Thursday and two visits on the weekend.  A total of two visits is allowed on the weekend when a holiday is attached. The visiting week is Sunday – Saturday. 

Four visits per week are permitted. Two visits will be allowed Monday – Thursday and two visits will be allowed on the weekend. A total of two visits will be allowed on the weekend when a holiday is attached. Only one visit is permitted on any single day. 

The lobby opens at 3:00 p.m. weekdays and 8:00 a.m. weekends and holidays. Visits will not be processed 10 minutes prior to institution count times (12:25 p.m. and 4:40 p.m.). The processing of visits will resume once institution count clears. 

In addition, the lobby will be closed from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily for staff shift change. Visitors will not be admitted after 8:30 p.m. on weekdays and after 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. 

Visitors are NOT allowed to wait in the lobby at any time. 

Visits for inmates who are housed in restrictive status housing or are serving a no-contact visiting restriction will be conducted by tele-visit. Tele-visits are limited to one-hour in length. 

General Visiting Rules

All visitors age sixteen (16) and older must provide identification. Amish visitors who do not possess photo identification as a requirement of their religion must provide a signed and notarized affidavit from their Bishop. The affidavit must include the physical description of each proposed visitor.

Purses and wallets are not permitted in the visiting room. Lockers are provided in the lobby. A token is required to operate the key in the locker and is available from the lobby officer. 

No food items may be carried into the institution. Soda machines are available in the visiting area, as well as a change machine (for single and five dollar bills only.) Money allowed in the visiting room is limited to $5.00 per visitor.

The OSCI Training Kitchen operates in the institution visiting room; hours of operation vary.  When open, inmates may purchase food items for their approved visitors from a restaurant-style menu. The visiting room restaurant does not accept cash. All food purchases from the restaurant will be made by using a money transmittal from the inmate’s account.

Cameras, watches, and electronic devices are not permitted in the visiting room. No reading materials or other papers may be brought in without prior approval.

Dress Code

Visiting areas are designed to cultivate a “family” atmosphere for family and friends of all ages. Visitors should dress and act accordingly. Footwear and acceptable attire must be worn at all times. The following apparel is considered inappropriate and will result in denial of visits: 

  • Transparent/translucent clothing
  • Shorts shorter than fingertip length when the visitor stands with proper posture, arms straight down, fingers extended
  • Skirts and dresses shorter than fingertip length, plus three inches, when the visitor stands 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 permissible attire
  • Tops and dresses that expose the midriff (front and/or back)
  • Spandex or Spandex-like and Lycra or Lycralike clothing. Tights or leggings of this material may be worn under attire of appropriate length as identified in this section
  • Exposed undergarments
  • Clothing with revealing holes, tears, slits, or low cut. 
  • Clothing or accessories with obscene or profane writing, images, or pictures.
  • Gang-related clothing, headwear, shoes, logos or insignias. 
  • Clothing that may have the potential to cause undue attention.  
  • Clothing with underwire, metallic buttons, snaps, or other metallic fasteners.

Physical Address

Oshkosh Correctional Institution
1730 W. Snell Road
Oshkosh, WI 54903-3530

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/PftR6Nh4PUmprV6d7

General Phone Number

(920) 231-4010

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Oshkosh Correctional Institution
PO Box 3310
Oshkosh, WI 54903-3310

Property & Packages:
Inmate name and DOC number
Oshkosh Correctional Institution
1730 West Snell Road
Oshkosh, WI 54901 

The Wisconsin DOC has a Personal Care Package Program where you can buy approved personal care items for your inmate at Oshkosh Correctional Institution on a quarterly basis. Orders can be placed online at WIinmatepackage.com or by phone, fax, or mail.


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

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Oshkosh 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 Oshkosh 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

Programming at Oshkosh Correctional Institution includes Adult Basic Education and GED. Vocational programs include: Braille Transcription, Building Maintenance and Construction, Culinary Arts, Food Service Technician, Horticulture, Microsoft Office Applications, and Practical Computer Skills.

Other programs include a 36-month sex offender treatment program, anger management, domestic violence counseling, pre-release services, earned release program, Windows to Work, transitional outreach program, and Thinking For A Change.

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Careers at Oshkosh Correctional Institution

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