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Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center

Ms. Sarah Cooper, WWCS Warden

615 West Keefe Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Phone: (414) 267-6101
Fax: (414) 267-6130


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Purpose Statement

Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center (MWCC) will provide female inmates a safe and secure environment that is gender-responsive and that utilizes gender-specific guiding principles to assist in positive growth through treatment, education, and appropriate supervision, thereby fostering successful reentry to their families and communities upon release.

Special Historical Notes and Other Institution Information

On December 11, 2003, the new 100-bed Milwaukee Women’s Correctional Center opened its doors to staff, with inmates arriving on December 29, 2003. MWCC is a facility which provides incarcerated women, their families, and the community with quality services that are measurable and carefully managed. The staff strives to maintain a safe and well-structured environment.  MWCC provides an extensive array of services such as, educational opportunities, alcohol and other drug abuse treatment, re-entry, family reintegration, and more. Inmates are also given the opportunity to volunteer for various community service programs. 

Giving back to the community is a priority at the center and thousands of community service hours are completed each year. Approximately 50 percent of the women participate in the work release/study release program. MWCC takes pride in their appearance, as well as their personal interactions. The employees at the Center are professional, dedicated, and are continually trying to improve themselves to better serving the inmates. All of our employees are valued; work in unison with each other and with other agencies; and are acknowledged for their commitment and skill.