Oshkosh Correctional Institution

OSCI Front Entrance Photo

Cathy A. Jess,

1730 W. Snell Road 
Oshkosh, WI 54901 
(920) 231-4010
(920) 236-2615/2626 Fax


Visiting Information:
English  or   Spanish

Inmate Handbook:


Visiting days and length of visits will be as follows:


DAY of WEEKLength of Visit (hours)


Two visits are allowed Monday - Thursday and two visits on the weekend.  A total of two visits is allowed on the weekend when a holiday is attached.


With this new schedule, the visiting week will change to Sunday – Saturday. 


Purpose Statement

To protect society from unwarranted acts, both now and in the future, which may be committed by offenders who have been referred to us for the purpose of rehabilitation. The primary way we can fulfill that responsibility, as far as the future is concerned, is through a program of "productive adjustment."

Institution Information

A new medium-security prison was first proposed in 1977, by the "Flad Report," a six-year plan commissioned by the Legislature, which designated “…the 300 bed medium security institution shall be the Oshkosh Correctional Institution (OSCI), located north of the city of Oshkosh at the site of the DOC Winnebago Correctional Farm."  Construction was started in the fall of 1984, and OSCI was activated to receive inmates in September of 1986.  In order to make room for the many expansion projects to the institution, the Winnebago State Prison Farm was razed and relocated to Waupun.  

Training Kitchen Information

The OSCI Training Kitchen operates in the institution visiting room; hours of operation vary.  When open, inmates may purchase food items for their approved visitors from a restaurant-style menu.

The OSCI Training Kitchen will be closed the following dates:


The weeks of Thanksgiving, November 25 – 29;  Christmas, December 23 – 27; and New Year's, December 31 – January 3.


Assorted drop cookies will be available for sale (packages of 2) for $1.00 on: November 26, November 27, December 26 and January 2.


Sales will conclude when all available cookies are sold or at the conclusion of visiting hours.


Note: Normal Training Kitchen dining rules apply:

  1. Inmate consumption in visiting room only
  2. Payment by disbursement only
  3. No cash sales