Taycheedah Correctional Institution

The Taycheedah Correctional Institution is a mixed-custody prison for female inmates that is located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. This facility is operated by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and can house a maximum of 750 inmates. 

Taycheedah is the intake and assessment facility for all female inmates entering the custody of the Wisconsin DOC. TCI utilizes gender-specific guiding principles through treatment, education, and supervision. 

Taycheedah's history dates all the way back to the early 1800's, when Governor James Doty built his home in Fond du Lac, which still stands on the institution grounds. 

The average age of inmates at Taycheedah is 36. More than half have one year or less remaining on their sentence. More than 94 percent of inmates have a mental health diagnosis. Only one-quarter of inmates have not graduated high school or received their GED. 

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Taycheedah CI are as follows: 

  • 2:30 PM through 8:30 PM Monday through Friday 
  • 8:00 AM through 3:30 PM Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays

Visitors will not be admitted 35 minutes prior to the end of visiting hours. 

Amount of Visiting: 

  • Four visits per week (Monday through Sunday) 
  • Only one visit per weekend (either Saturday or Sunday) 
  • Offender visitors may only visit one offender per day, one time per day

Length of Visits: 

  • Three hours per weekday and evening 
  • Two hours per weekend and holiday

General Visiting Rules

All visitors age sixteen (16) or older shall provide photo identification. Failure to pass metal detection will result in denial of entrance into the facility.

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

  • Money, not to exceed $20.00 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 (shall be kept in a clear plastic bag)
  • One pacifier for each child
  • One coat and one pair of gloves for each visitor
  • Headwear 
  • One facility locker key

Dress Code

The dress code has been developed to ensure a tasteful and wholesome family atmosphere in the visiting room. Footwear and appropriate attire are required at all times during visits. All restrictions apply equally to men, women, and children.

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

Video Visits

Every inmate at Taycheedah Correctional Institution is allowed to have one 45 -minute video visit each week. They are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis as space is limited. Visitors must have previously completed a Visitor Questionnaire and be the inmate's approved visiting list. 

Visits can only be scheduled by emailing [email protected]. TCI requests that visitors submit Zoom visiting requests a minimum of three business days in advance when communicating with the TCI Zoom scheduler. 

Visits will be scheduled on the hour and half hour (3:00, 3:30, 4:00, etc.) and will be a maximum of 45 minutes in length. 

The visiting schedule is as follows: Monday- Friday 2:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Holidays that fall on a week day will be scheduled from 8:00 – 4:00.

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

Taycheedah Correctional Institution
751 County Road K
Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1947

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/xRUh2gvvEPAmdgHc9

General Phone Number

(920) 929-3800

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Taycheedah Correctional Institution
PO Box 3100
Fond du Lac, WI 54936-3100

Property & Packages:
Inmate name and DOC number
Taycheedah Correctional Institution
751 County Road K
Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1947

The Wisconsin DOC has a Personal Care Package Program where you can buy approved personal care items for your loved ones at Taycheedah Correctional Institution. Orders can be placed online at WIinmatepackage.com.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Taycheedah 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 Taycheedah 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

Taycheedah Correctional Institution offers the following programming:

  • Stress Management
  • Homestead Visits
  • Community Service
  • Self-Management and Recovery
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Coping Skills
  • Process Therapy
  • Recreation Classes
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Restrictive Housing Programming
  • Religious Services
  • Religious Studies
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Drama Club
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Vocational Classes: Cosmetology, Building Maintenance and Construction, Office Software Applications, Welding Bootcamp

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Careers at Taycheedah Correctional Institution

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