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Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center
Ms. Michelle Hoffman, Superintendent

21425-A Spring St.
Union Grove, WI 53182-9408

Phone: 262-878-6000
Fax: 262-878-6015
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Information on the Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center (REECC)
REECC is a minimum security center exclusively for females. REECC is located on more than 25 acres of land adjacent to the Southern Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled in the Township of Dover near Union Grove. Although the center is completely self-contained in a single building, there are three distinct housing units.

The pre-release housing unit houses 101 inmate that are eligible to participate in release programs in the community. The non-pre-release unit houses 232 inmates that are not yet qualified for release programs. A variety of in-house programs are provided for those inmates unable to participate in release programs. There is a 12 bed temporary lock-up unit which is utilized for inmates from REECC as well as Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center.

At REECC staff strive to provide a safe and secure setting for the surrounding communities and those incarcerated in the center. REECC also works to prepare the inmates for reintegration into the community. Programs are offered to the inmates that will give them the skills to become productive members of society upon their release. Inmates are provided skills to allow them an alternative lifestyle to the one that caused their incarceration.