Winnebago Correctional Center

The Winnebago Correctional Center is a prison for adult male inmates that is located on the shores of Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin. This facility opened in 1974 to replace the minimum-security bunkhouse at the Winnebago State Farm, which housed inmate farm workers. The Winnebago State Farm closed in the early 1990s.

This facility has an operating capacity of 266 inmates and is managed by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Winnebago Correctional Center is part of the Wisconsin Correctional Center System, an "institution" that consists of 14 adult, male correctional centers with a single warden.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting Hours at Winnebago Correctional Center are:

Weekends and Holidays: 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Tuesday evening*: 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

*If a holiday falls on a Tuesday there will be no evening visits. WCC recognizes the following holidays for visiting purposes: 

New Year’s Day January 1
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Independence Day July 4th
Labor Day First Monday in September
Thanksgiving Day Last Thursday in November
Christmas Day December 25

Visitors who do not arrive 30 minutes prior to the end of visiting hours will not be admitted. 

General Visiting Rules

The Department of Corrections encourages visitation of an inmate’s family and loved ones to promote constructive personal relationships and to provide support for the inmate. 

The inmate is responsible for mailing you the visitor questionnaire, which must be returned to the center through the mail for visiting approval.

Visiting forms must be addressed to WCC visiting. Do not mail them directly to the inmate because they will not be accepted. The inmate will be notified when a visitor has been added or removed from their visiting list.

Visitors who cannot provide proper photo identification will be denied entry. All visitors must complete the visitors slip and be on the inmate’s approved visitors list. 

All visitors have two chances to pass the metal detector. Failure to pass will result in a denied visit.

Inmates are not permitted to pass or receive items during a visit without authorization.

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

No property items for inmates may be brought in on visits, this includes money orders and certified checks.

Visitors may not bring any food, beverages or smoking materials into the center. No personal property (including watches, cellular phones, pagers, PDA’s, or cameras) is allowed inside the center, except for baby supplies and a maximum of $10 in cash (for the vending machines).

Dress Code

Visitor identification and attire requirements are posted for visitors in the entrance hallway. The following clothing and items are prohibited in the visiting room.

  • Hats and headgear
  • 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
  • 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 

Physical Address

Winnebago Correctional Center
4300 Sherman Road
Winnebago, WI 54985-0128

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General Phone Number

(920) 424-0402

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Winnebago Correctional Center
Inmate Name and DOC Number
PO Box 128
Winnebago, WI 54985-0128

Inmate Packages & Property Mailing Address:
Winnebago Correctional Center
Inmate Name and DOC Number Housing Unit & Cell number
4300 Sherman Road
Winnebago, WI 54985-0128

The Wisconsin DOC has a Personal Care Package Program that allows you to purchase approved personal care items for your inmate at Winnebago Correctional Center. Orders can be placed online at

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Winnebago 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

You can send money to your inmate at Winnebago Correctional Center through Access Corrections Secure Deposit and their affiliate walk-in provider CashPayToday.

Internet or Phone (service fees apply):

  • Visit or call (866) 345-1884 (bilingüe; agents available 24/7)
  • Visa and MasterCard are accepted

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.

Programs For Inmates

Most inmates at the Winnebago Correctional Center are part of work release programs with local employers. They work at local businesses or government organizations during the day and earn money which can be used for fees, restitution, and other financial obligations. 

The project crew at WCC assists local government agencies and non-profit organizations on a variety of work projects. Community service opportunities are also available to eligible inmates.

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Careers at Winnebago Correctional Center

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