Sturtevant Transitional Facility

The Sturtevant Transitional Facility is a minimum/medium-security prison for adult male inmates that is located in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. This facility is adjacent to Racine Correctional Institution and is operated by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. The Sturtevant Transitional Facility is under the supervision of Racine CI and can house approximately 300 inmates. 

Around 150 inmates are in medium-security, which houses those on a probation or parole hold and being processed through revocation. These inmates are usually transferred to a higher security facility.

The minimum-security area also houses approximately 150 inmates. They are on work release or taking educational courses and cognitive programming.

The average age of inmates at STF is 43 years old. The vast majority of inmates housed here have one year or less remaining on their sentence.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours for the general population at Sturtevant Transitional Facility are:

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6 – 8:00 pm. Visits limited to 2 hours  
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 1 – 4:00 pm. Visits are limited to 2 hours.  

Visiting hours may be shortened if the number of visitors exceeds the allotted space. Visitors will not be accepted after 7:30 pm on weeknights or after 3:30 pm on weekends and holidays.

No visiting on the first non-holiday Monday of each month for scheduled Institution Training.

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.  


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 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
  • Diaper wipes (shall be kept in a clear plastic bag)
  • One pacifier for each child
  • One coat and one pair of gloves for each visitor 
  • 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 PDCI. 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 from PDCI. 

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 slits
  • 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 Sturtevant Transitional Facility 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

Sturtevant Transitional Facility
9351 Rayne Road
Sturtevant, WI 53177

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Sturtevant Transitional Facility
P.O. Box 903
Sturtevant, WI 53177-0903

Property & Packages:
Inmate name and DOC number
Sturtevant Transitional Facility
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 Sturtevant Transitional Facility. Orders can be placed online at or by phone, fax, or mail.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Sturtevant Transitional Facility, 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 Sturtevant Transitional Facility 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

Sturtevant Transitional Facility offers the following programming:

Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency Diploma programs, and continued secondary education correspondence courses.

Anger Management – Combines social skills with anger control. 

Thinking for a Change – Inmates learn to identify habits of thinking that directly connect to their criminal behavior. Inmates learn techniques of controlling and changing problematic habits of thinking.

The work/study release program is available only to inmates classified as minimum-community who are housed in the minimum-security unit. 

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Careers at Sturtevant Transitional Facility

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