Taycheedah Correctional Institution
Ms. Sarah Cooper, WWCS Warden
751 County Road K
Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1947
Phone: (920) 929-3800
Fax: (920) 929-2946
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Correctional Institution (TCI) provides female inmates with 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
All adult female correctional facilities, including TCI, REEC, and MWCC, became the Wisconsin Women's Correctional System on August 21, 2005, falling under the supervision of the TCI warden. TCI is a maximum and medium-security facility entrusted with the custody and supervision of adult female offenders.
Taycheedah's history began in the early 1800's, when Governor James Doty built his home in Fond du Lac, which still stands on the institution grounds. In the early 1850's, female offenders were housed in the Wisconsin State Prison, known today as Waupun Correctional Institution. In 1912, work began on the creation of a women's facility and, in 1921, the Wisconsin Industrial Home for Women was opened. The first inmates of the Wisconsin Industrial Home for Women were mostly committed for so-called "crimes against morality," while repeat and more violent or serious offenders continued to be housed at the State Prison in Waupun.
In 1931, work began on the Wisconsin Prison for Women, located adjacent to the Industrial Home.This facility was completed and opened in 1933, and the women yet housed in Waupun were transferred there. The two facilities continued to operate separately on the same grounds, until, in 1945, the facilities were consolidated
under the name Wisconsin Home for Women. In 1975, the legislature officially changed the name to Taycheedah Correctional Institution.