Racine Correctional Institution

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

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Racine CI are as follows: 

Monday through Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays: 8:00 am –7:00 pm and only one visit per inmate.

There will be no visiting on Institution Training Days, which occur on the first non-holiday Monday of each month.  

Gatehouse Closed Times: The gatehouse will be closed at the following times every day: 12:00 pm –1:00 pm & 4:10 pm – 5:00 pm. Visitors must have cleared the metal detector by these times. 

Visitors must arrive at the gatehouse before 6:00 pm to be processed. 

Restrictive Status Housing inmates may have visits during the following times: 

Monday through Friday: 8:00 am –12:00 pm (You must arrive no later than 10:30 am).
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (You must arrive no later than 2:30 pm and only one visit per inmate).

Visitors must be approved prior to entering the institution. Inmate visiting is on an even or odd policy. If the inmate’s institution number ends in an odd number, his visitors can visit on odd numbered days and even numbers on even numbered days. Inmates may have only ONE visit in a single day. The visiting week starts on Wednesday and ends on Tuesday.

Weekday visits are limited to three hours. Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday visits are limited to two hours.

The maximum number of persons permitted on a visit is six adults and their minor children, not to exceed a total of twelve. 

Status                                               Visits Per Week                   MondayFriday                         Sat / Sun & Holidays
General Population                         3 (3 Hours ea.)                    8:00am-7:00pm                      8:00am-7:00pm
Waukesha Unit TLU                        3 (1 Hour ea.)                      8:00am-12:00 Noon               8:00am-4:00pm
Waukesha Unit Program 1            1 (1 Hour ea.)                       8:00am-12:00 Noon               8:00am-4:00pm
Waukesha Unit Program 2            2 (1 Hour ea.)                       8:00am-12:00 Noon               8:00am-4:00pm
Waukesha Unit Program 3            2 (1½ Hour ea.)                    8:00am-12:00 Noon               8:00am-4:00pm
Administrative Confinement         2 (1½ Hour ea.)                    8:00am-12:00 Noon               8:00am-4:00pm

General Visiting Rules

  • All adult visitors, including minors age 16 or older, must provide a current form of identification
  • Quarter return lockers are provided in the lobby for your use
  • During counts, no visitors will be allowed to enter or leave the institution  
  • Upon entering the institution, ALL visitors will be screened by the gatehouse staff  
  • All visitors to the institution will have their hand stamped
  • All items brought into the institution by inmate visitors will be screened
  • Everyone on the visit slip must enter and exit the institution at the same time
  • Persons not authorized to visit an inmate cannot remain on the state property
  • Cameras are not permitted.


Packages will be checked at the gatehouse. Purses are not permitted into the institution and must be checked in the lockers provided in the gatehouse. Coats may be worn from the gatehouse to the visiting room. Lockers are coin return operated and you need to use a quarter to lock them.

Items Allowed In Visits:

  • Loose coins not to exceed $20 (no paper money) per person
  • Comb, pick or brush, limited to one for each visit
  • 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
  • Diaper wipes. Shall be kept in a clear plastic bag
  • One pacifier for each child
  • One coat and one pair of gloves for each visit
  • Headwear (provided it does not conceal identity)
  • One facility locker key
  • Visitors are permitted to bring in medically necessary medications such as but not limited to, inhalers, nitroglycerin, epi pens, etc
  • Women may bring in one feminine hygiene item

Dress Code

The dress code has been developed to ensure a tasteful and wholesome family atmosphere in the visiting room at Racine CI. Footwear and appropriate attire are required at all times during visits. All restrictions apply equally to men, women, and children; failure to comply will result in denial of entrance or removal. 

The following clothing items are prohibited:

  • Transparent or 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 tree 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. 
  • 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, or slit.  
  • Clothing or accessories with obscene or profane writing, images, or pictures 
  • Alcohol and Gang-related clothing, headwear, shoes, logos or insignias
  • Any clothing that may have the potential to cause undue attention.  

All visitors will be required to clear a very sensitive metal detector, so dress appropriately. 

Video Visits

Every inmate at Racine Correctional Institution is allowed to have one 20-minute video visit each week. They are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis as space is limited. Visits can only be scheduled by emailing [email protected].

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. This is to allow proper cleaning between visits and to ensure connectivity.

Visiting schedule is as follows:  

  • Monday- Friday 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM  
  • Saturday, Sunday, Holidays 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM 

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

Racine Correctional Institution
2019 Wisconsin St.
Sturtevant, WI 53177

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/eh3JWR8FcyFc5VMR8

General Phone Number


Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Racine Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 900
Sturtevant, WI 53177 -0900

Property & Packages:
Inmate name and DOC number
Racine Correctional Institution
2019 Wisconsin Street
Sturtevant, WI 53177-1829

The Wisconsin DOC has a Personal Care Package Program that allows you to purchase approved personal care items for your loved ones at Racine Correctional Institution. Orders can be placed online at WIinmatepackage.com or by phone, fax, or mail.


Emails can be sent to and from Racine 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 Racine 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 Racine 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

Racine Correctional Institution offers the following programming:

  • Anger management
  • Earned Release Program
  • A domestic violence program
  • Sex offender treatment
  • Thinking For a Change
  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED courses
  • Vocational: Culinary Arts, Custodial Services

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Careers at Racine Correctional Institution

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