Kenosha Correctional Center
Ms. Ann Krueger, Superintendent
6353 14th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53143
Phone: (262) 653-7099
Fax: (262) 653-7241
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Information About Kenosha Correctional Center (KCC)
Kenosha Correctional Center (KCC) is a minimum-security correctional facility for adult males located in a residential and commercial area of Kenosha. The center is part of the Wisconsin Correctional Center System (WCCS), an institution comprised of 14 adult, male correctional centers that is overseen by a single warden whose office is centrally located in Madison.
The center, which sits on 7.62 acres, first opened in 1990. Inmates placed at KCC are primarily from southeastern Wisconsin and most of its inmates will be released to that area of the state
The Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WIDOC) has zero tolerance for sexual abuse and sexual harassment in all of its confinement facilities. Allegations are taken seriously and investigated. Sexual Assault Response Team protocols have been developed in Kenosha county. Kenosha County SART Protocol
Programs Offered at KCC
KCC contracts with a local vendor to provide drivers’ education to inmates, as well as transportation to the Department of Motor Vehicles for testing and licensing. Inmates use the vendor’s vehicles for road tests. KCC inmates are issued approximately 14 license renewals, 16 new driver’s licenses and 48 state identifications each year.
Milwaukee Safe Streets Prisoner Re-entry Initiative
The Milwaukee Safe Streets Prisoner Re-entry Initiative is a U.S. Department of Justice grant program through which selected applicants may be transferred to KCC four months prior to their release date. Program participants are often assigned a social worker who provides enhanced services and resources, both pre- and post-release. Pre-release services include a bi-weekly meeting with the social worker; breaking barriers curriculum; family reunification; career exploration; restorative justice; victim impact; work release; AODA assessment/treatment; and reentry modules. Other services include on on-the-job training; job search assistance; a work experience program; employability skills training opportunities; and employment follow up for one year
Racine Prisoner Re-entry Initiative
The Racine Prisoner Re-entry Initiative is a U.S. Department of Justice grant program whereby, if deemed eligible, inmates meet with consulting staff to discuss service needs. Possible services include employment workshops; work release; job search, education, and treatment assistance; parenting classes; mentoring; and others.
Transitional Outreach Program
As part of the Transitional Outreach Program (TOP), contracted transition workers, funded through the Becky Young Fund, meet with an eligible inmate’s agent prior to release to assist with identification of neighborhood stakeholders and to create a network of professional services, as well an informal support system, to assist the inmate post-release. Assigned staff work collaboratively to develop a coordinated case plan for each inmate.
Self-Help Support Groups
KCC provides voluntary self-help programs, such as Alcohol Anonymous and Narcotic Anonymous, that are open to all inmates who have substance abuse related issues. Community volunteers facilitate each group and meetings are held both on and off center grounds.
A standard pre-release curriculum is made available to all inmates using both volunteer and staff-led seminars and DVD or self-study materials. Completed activities are tracked on an electronic competency checklist for each inmate. All inmates must complete the employment module prior to approval for work release. The transitional prep module is completed as the inmate prepares for community release.
Work Release Program;KCC offers a work release program for qualified inmates through local employers, such as Richie Lou Foods, Ryder, Northwoods Paper, Tom’s Millwork, Jor-Mac, and Domino’s Pizza. Work release is a privilege and is provided at the discretion of the center superintendent and warden. Decisions regarding eligibility for work release are based upon many factors; appropriate placements cannot be guaranteed for all (eligible) inmates. Upon intake to the center, inmates must complete a monitoring period while working in center job, on a project crew, or in community service, prior to being considered for work release.
The KCC work release program provides inmates the opportunity to adjust to freedom and life in the outside world gradually and responsibly, prior to their release from prison to the community. The program is intended to provide job skills training, employment experience and references, a positive work ethic, and self-sufficiency skills. Work release earnings help inmates to pay restitution, court ordered fees/obligations, and child support, and to gain savings in preparation for release. On average, KCC provides 275 work release jobs to inmates, some of which may be maintained after release.
KCC inmates provide an annual average of 20,000 community service hours for the Kenosha Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen. The services this organization provides to community members in need could not continue without the support of KCC staff and inmates.