Molly Vidal, Communications Director
Clare Hendricks, Deputy Communications Director
DOC Media Line: (608) 240-5060
If you are not a member of the media, please call 608-240-5000 or
contact DOC for assistance.
public records requests can be sent to
Accredited media can e-mail
DOCMedia@wisconsin.gov to be added to our media contact list.
To request that the Department facilitate an interview with an inmate, please e-mail
DOCMedia@wisconsin.gov and include at least the following information:
- Full name and DOC number of the inmate(s) as noted in DOC's
Inmate and Offender Search;
- Your name, contact information (including phone number and e-mail address), and organization; and
- Any information regarding the interview you would like us to consider.
Each request is reviewed in line with state law and Department policies. Once a decision has been reached, we will advise you whether the Department is able to facilitate your request. Typically, we are able to provide a response within one calendar week, however some requests may require additional time.
Resources for Media
Opportunities and Options Resource Guide: Provides information on community service projects, primary treatment programs, vocational programs, education programs, and correctional industries at DOC facilities.
Data and Research Unit produces information in a number of areas, including
recidivism and reincarceration and
weekly population reports, as well as interactive dashboards on
prison releases, and
August 7: Secretary-Designee Carr Appoints Ron Hermes as new Division of Juvenile Corrections Administrator
May 8: Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank you to Department of Corrections teachers!
May 5: Nurse Appreciation Week: Thank you to our DOC nursing staff!
May 5: Department of Corrections Recognizes Staff During Correctional Employees Week
April 2: Employers meet with Governor Evers, Wisconsin Departments of Corrections and Workforce Development Secretary-Designees at Oakhill Job Center
January 29: Wisconsin Department of Corrections Modifies Operations due to Executive Order #7
December 20: Minimum-Security Inmates Earn Technical College Certificates in High-Demand Occupation
November 15: Inmate Apprenticeships Provide Valuable Skills After Release
New Job Center Builds on Department’s Success Training Inmates for
Careers in the Community
Probation and Parole Agents, Law Enforcement Work Together to Protect Communities during Halloween Trick-or-Treating
Growing Our Workforce: Governor Walker Announces Plan to Expand Worker Training within Wisconsin’s Correctional Institutions
Fourteen Offenders with Opioid Addictions Get a Second ChanceFact Sheet
Department of Corrections Celebrates Assistance Dog Week
DOC Announces Recruitment Fairs for Open Security PositionsCareer Fairs Flyer
Minimum-Security Inmates Complete Technical College Certificate Program for Construction
DOC, Hometown Heroes Host First-Ever Camp Reunite
Minimum-Security Inmates Complete Industrial Maintenance Program
Inmates Complete Gas Metal Arc Welding Program
Inmates Complete Nicolet College Mechanical Maintenance Program
Wisconsin DOC Teams Raise Nearly $40,000 for Special Olympics
Statement Regarding Settlement in J.J. et al v. Litscher et alSettlement Agreement
Governor Walker Appoints Cathy Jess to Serve as Secretary of the Department of Corrections, Thanks Jon Litscher for His Many Years of Service to Wisconsin
41 Correctional Officers Graduate from Local Pre-Service Academy Held in Green Bay
Department Kicks Off Correctional Employees WeekProclamation
Stanley Inmates Participate in Spring Graduation Ceremony
DOC AND WDVA Host Resource Fairs for Incarcerated VeteransPictures
Inmate Workers Earn Dairy Worker Training CertificatePicturePicture
Department of Corrections Recognizes Crime Victims’ Rights WeekProclamation
Department of Corrections Reaches Settlement Regarding November 2015 Incident at Copper Lake SchoolSupporting Documents
Jackson Correctional Institution Hosts Appreciation Night for Can Do Canines Fosters
Department of Corrections Celebrates Opioid Addiction Treatment Program Participants Program Fact Sheet
Governor Walker Announces Plan to Provide a Long-Term Solution for Wisconsin's Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Systems