Melissa B. Roberts, Director
The Office of Detention Facilities has statutory authority to regulate and provide oversight of county jails, houses of correction, secure juvenile detention facilities, Huber facilities, and municipal lockup facilities.
Standards are established in state Administrative Code for the design, construction, repair, maintenance, operation, and management of these facilities. Regional Detention Facility Specialists conduct annual inspections of each facility, provide technical assistance to local jurisdictions, conduct training, and assist sheriffs, jail administrators, superintendents, police chiefs, and other local officials in the operation and management of facilities.
Nationally-recognized correctional best practices and applicable state and federal statutes governing these facilities mitigate risk and reduce liability, contributing to safer and more secure facilities. In turn, this promotes public safety and adds to the success of offenders reentering the community.
Current Annual Inspection Reports
Regional Unit Map
Detention Facilities Map
2017 ODF Annual Report
Wisconsin Administrative Code
Chapter DOC 346: Secure Detention for Juveniles
Chapter DOC 348: Huber Facilities
Chapter DOC 349: Municipal Lockup Facilities
Chapter DOC 350: Jails