Waupun Correctional Institution



Waupun Correctional Institution Wisconsin

Waupun Correctional Institution

Waupun Correctional Institution is a maximum security prison located in Fond du Lac County Wisconsin.  The prison first opened in 1851 making it one of the oldest facilities in the state.  Since it opened, Waupun Correctional Institution has undergone several renovations, additions, and new construction.  Today the facility is situated on 24 acres and has a population of around 1,330 adult male offenders.  This prison has a specialized behavioral health unit to help treat inmates with mental health issues.  Waupun Correctional Institution takes part in the Badger State Industries program and employs inmates in metal furniture and sign production.  

Inmates are housed in multiple occupancy cells, usually two to a cell, unless they are in segregation in which case they can be held in a single occupancy cell.  The surrounding community is protected by high walls topped with razor wire, multiple armed guard towers, and electronic detection systems.

Waupun Correctional Institution provides educational opportunities for all offenders.  Vocational training includes various construction trades, building maintenance, and welding.  Academic classes offered at Waupun Correctional Institution include adult basic education classes, HSED prep and testing, and literacy courses.  This facility provides a regular library and a law library, and multiple hobby activities in ceramics, drawing, painting, model making, and beading.  Additional recreational activities at Waupun include volleyball, handball, table tennis, weight lifting, and basketball.

Visiting Hours at Waupun Correctional Institution:

Inmates are allowed three visits during the week, and a single visit during the weekend.  Visits can be up to 3.5 hours in duration if space permits.  The processing of visitors stops 45 minutes prior to the end visiting times posted.  The visitation hours are as follows:

  • General population inmates have visits on:
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 2:15pm-8:30pm.  Visitors are not processed between 4pm till around 5pm when the inmate count is cleared.
  • Segregation inmates have non-contact video visitation on:
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 2:15pm-8:15pm.  All visitors can expect delays in processing between 3pm-4pm, as this is meal time.

For more information read the Waupun Correctional Institution Visitors Guide here.

Physical Address:

Waupun Correctional Institution
200 S. Madison St.
Waupun, WI 53963-0351



Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate's Name, DOC Number
​Waupun Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 351
Waupun, WI 53963-0351

When sending funds to an inmate use the following address:
Inmate's Name, DOC Number
WCI Business Office
P.O. Box 247
Waupun, WI 53963-0247