Stanley Correctional Institution

Front entrance of Stanley Correctional Institution (SCI)

Chris Buesgen​​, 

100 Corrections Drive
Stanley, WI 54768-6500 
(715) 644-2960
(715) 644-2966 Fax

Visiting Information:                                                    SCI Visitor Guide English.pdf                  
  SCI Visitor Guide Spanish.pdf                    


Inmate Handbook:

Purpose Statement

Stanley Correctional Institution (SCI) seeks to maintain a safe and secure facility and to provide inmates with opportunities for self-improvement. 

  • To ensure the safety of the public, staff, and inmates through the enforcement and application of established correctional practices.
  • To create a sense of community and shared responsibility in the workplace. 
  • To develop individualized correctional strategies based on the unique needs of individual inmates. 
  • To ensure future success by being willing and open to explore new ideas and make changes. 
  • To engage community enrichment through volunteer recruitment, open communication, and active participation in  community events. 
  • To ensure that all staff have the opportunity for professional development. 
  • To emphasize employee assistance and workplace enhancement programs to ensure staff are aware of our dedication to a positive work environment and to provide support for staff in dealing with difficult situations and incidents they may encounter. 
  • To teach, model, and reinforce respectful relationships through our daily interactions with each other and with the inmates placed here. 
  • To emphasize that all staff, uniformed and non-uniformed, are responsible for both security and treatment, regardless of their classification. 
  • To provide a harassment free environment for all staff, visitors, and inmates. 
  • To be sensitive and responsive to victim issues, including those who are victimized within this facility. 
  • To advocate new and creative ideas in establishing environmentally-friendly and cost-effective measures when dealing with fiscal planning. 
  • To safeguard the assets of the State of Wisconsin by appropriate use and maintenance of equipment and resourceful use of supplies. 
  • To positively reflect upon the Department of Corrections by maintaining a clean and orderly facility.​

Institution Information

SCI is a medium-security institution for adult males with an operating capacity of 1500.  Construction started in 1998 and was a joint venture of the Dominion Company and the City of Stanley.  In November of 2001, the State of Wisconsin purchased the prison from Dominion.  SCI is built on 100 acres, just south of Stanley and Hwy 29.  There are 45 acres within the perimeter of the facility and the outside perimeter measures 1.1 miles.