Felmers O. Chaney Correctional Center (FCCC) is located at the intersection of 30th and Hadley streets in Milwaukee. Its current operating capacity is 100 adult male inmates. The center is part of the Wisconsin Correctional Center System, an "institution" comprised of 14 adult, male correctional centers overseen by a single warden whose office is centrally located in Madison.
FCCC opened in 2000, replacing the Abode and St. John's Correctional Centers. The center was named after the late Felmers O. Chaney, who had a long and distinguished record of community service in the Milwaukee area. His community service work and distinguished service record exemplify his commitment to the belief that people can change if they are provided the opportunity, resources, and direction.
FCCC offers work release programs with local employers through which employment is provided for qualified inmates, with an emphasis made on maintaining that employment placement after the inmate’s release. Funds earned through work release help to pay fees, restitution and other obligations. Offsite work opportunities are determined based on an evaluation of risk and of each individual’s case. Placements cannot be guaranteed for all eligible inmates. Work release and offsite opportunities are a privilege, not a right, and are provided at the discretion of the center superintendent and warden.
FCCC offers individual tutoring for inmates as they work towards earning a High School Equivalency Diploma. Additional programs are available for inmates with identified needs, based on available volunteers and community partners. These programs vary.
The FCCC community service crew assists local government agencies and non-profit organizations on a variety of work projects, incorporating a positive work experience, building new skills, and giving back to the community.