Lincoln Hills & Copper Lake Schools


The Wisconsin Department of Corrections operates Lincoln Hills School and Copper Lake School in Irma, Wisconsin, which is the state's Type 1 secure juvenile correctional facility for male and female youth in DOC custody.


Copper Lake & Lincoln Hills School - Visitor Bus Schedule & Visiting Rules

Copper Lake & Lincoln Hills School - Sending Money & Mail

Notification of Rights Under FERPA for Secondary and Postsecondary Facilities

Sixth Report of the Monitor

Seventh ​Report of the Monitor 

Eighth Report ​of the Monitor

Ninth Report of the Monitor​​​

Lincoln Hills School (LHS)

Lincoln Hills School opened in the summer of 1970. From 1972 to 1994, both male and female youth were placed at LHS. In 2011, Copper Lake School for Girls opened at the Lincoln Hills site. LHS also serves as a secure detention resource for male youth from nearby counties.


Aerial photo of Lincoln Hills School (LHS) 


​Copper Lake School (CLS)

In June 2011, Southern Oaks Girls School closed and female youth in DOC custody were moved to Copper Lake School, which is co-located with LHS. CLS operates as a separate facility with sight and sound separation from LHS and serves as a secure detention resource for female youth from nearby counties.


Photo of Copper Lake School (CLS)