Kenosha Correctional Center (KCC) is located in a mixed residential and commercial area of Kenosha. The center, which sits on 7.62 acres, first opened in 1990. Its current operating capacity is 115 adult male inmates. KCC 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.
KCC 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 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.
KCC 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 KCC project crew assists local government agencies and non-profit organizations on a variety of work projects which incorporate a positive work experience, build new skills, and give back to the community. Community service opportunities are also offered with staff or agency supervision.