Flambeau Correctional Center
Mr. Brad Hoover, Superintendent
N671 County Road M
Hawkins, WI 54530-9400
Phone: (715) 585-6394
Fax: (715) 585-6563
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Information About the Flambeau Correctional Center
The Flambeau Correctional Center (FCC) is located within the Flambeau River State Forest in Sawyer County. The center is part of the Wisconsin Correctional Center System, an "institution" comprised of 14 adult, male correctional centers that is overseen by a single warden, whose office is centrally located in Madison.
Flambeau Correctional Camp opened in 1954 and was built to house minimum-security inmates. The inmates from the Camp were intended to supply a labor force that would assist with development of the newly created Flambeau River State Forest. In the 1960's, FCC’s focus was changed to the supervision of juvenile offenders. In 1980, FCC closed briefly before re-opening as a treatment center in 1981; however, in 1982, the focus was returned to that of a work center for minimum-security male inmates.
Programs Offered at FCC
FCC provides inmates with various types of off-grounds work assignments, such as DNR forestry labor and community service projects. The center also provides a small number of work release jobs at community employers. Work release is a privilege that is earned and, while on work release, offenders are expected to routinely make payments on all outstanding restitution, court-ordered obligations, and child support. Inmates also have an opportunity to attend school on-grounds; to earn their High School Equivalency Diploma; to obtain or renew their driver's license; to participate in AODA programming, including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous; to pursue religious activities; and to participate in employability skills workshops. Other programs include center work assignments and a wood shop.
FCC provides inmates with opportunities to live and work, and to receive treatment and training that will assist them in leading successful and productive lives upon return to their communities. FCC prepares offenders for release and aims to aid in the transition from prison to supervision in the community. The center affords offenders opportunities to adjust to the freedom of life in the outside world gradually and responsibly, so that they may become valuable, contributing members of society upon release.