Special Historical Notes and Other Institutional Information
Sturtevant Transitional Facility is located on the northwestern edge of the Village of Sturtevant in Racine County on Rayne Road, between State Highways 20 and 11. Sturtevant is about twenty miles south of Milwaukee, four miles west of Racine, and nine miles northwest of Kenosha. STF grounds cover about 13 acres. RCI/STF buildings and grounds together occupy approximately 35 acres of a 123.7-acre site. STF was constructed to hold 304 adult, male inmates.
STF is a unit of the Racine Correctional Institution (RCI) and falls under the supervision of the RCI warden. The facility operates under the direct supervision of a superintendent who embraces a team management philosophy.
STF has two security levels: minimum-security (opened in December of 2003) and medium-security (opened in May of 2004).
The medium-security unit houses one hundred forty-seven (147) medium-security inmates.
The minimum-security unit houses one hundred fifty-two (152) minimum-security inmates and serves as a work/study release facility. Work/study release is only available to DAI inmates classified as minimum-community and who are housed on the minimum-security side of the facility. Inmates must be physically fit and stable on medications before being placed on work/study release. The work/study release program began in January of 2004 and to date has averaged sixty inmate workers per week.
All minimum-security inmates are required to participate on project/community service crews, as appropriate.
STF Program Opportunities Include:
Thinking for a Change is a fourteen-week, skills-based program aimed at achieving long-term behavioral change rather than short-term compliance. Inmates learn to identify habits of thinking that directly connect to their criminal behavior and to see and appreciate the scope of the consequences of their present ways of thinking. Inmates learn to utilize techniques of controlling and changing these habits of thinking.
Anger Management Group Intervention Program is facilitated by institution social workers during twelve two-hour long group sessions. This program provides participants with tools to effectively manage anger.
An Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency Diploma program, as well as continued secondary education correspondence courses, are available.