Columbia Correctional Institution – Wisconsin

Know somebody incarcerated at Columbia Correctional Institution?  Columbia Correctional Institution is a correctional institution in the Wisconsin state prison system.  This site will tell you about everything you might need to know about Columbia Correctional Institution:  How to locate an inmate.  Visiting an inmate here.  The prison’s address and phone number.  How to send mail and money to an inmate.  And more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Columbia Correctional Institution
State: Wisconsin
DOC: Wisconsin Department of Corrections

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Contact Information

Below is the mailing address and street address for Columbia Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate at Columbia Correctional Institution, and make sure to use the physical address if you want to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information further down on this page if you are going to mail a letter or package to an inmate to make sure that you properly write the address, and do the appropriate steps for sending a letter or package. If you do not follow the correct steps, the letter or package might not get to the inmate.

INMATE NAME & INMATE ID NUMBER
Columbia Correctional Institution
2925 Columbia Drive 
Portage WI, 53901

Street Address / Prison Location

Address

Columbia Correctional Institution
2925 Columbia Drive P.O. Box 950
Portage WI, 53901-0950

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 608-742-9100
Fax: 608-742-9111

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Use this address if you are visiting an inmate. You should read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings further down on this page if you are going to go to visit someone in prison at Columbia Correctional Institution.

Columbia Correctional Institution
2925 Columbia Drive P.O. Box 950
Portage WI, 53901-0950

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Phone Number

Columbia Correctional Institution prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you won’t get to call your inmate, however, there are cases when it might be useful to know the phone number to the prison.
608-742-9100

Columbia Correctional Institution prisoners are able to call out using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t get to fax your inmate, but there are some times when it may be helpful to know the fax machine number to Columbia Correctional Institution.

608-742-9111

Email Address

The email address below is the main email for the facility. You cannot contact inmates using this address. If you need to email an inmate, go to the Inmate Email information on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate at Columbia Correctional Institution you must follow an specific process to make sure that the email is received by the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important rules that are necessary to follow when sending postal mail to a state prison inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

Before you proceed, read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Columbia Correctional Institution guards open and read and inspect all incoming general mail. Received general mail can be read as frequently as necessary to maintain security and safety or watch a particular problem having to do with an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you need to address a letter to a prisoner at Columbia Correctional Institution:

INMATE NAME AND INMATE ID
Columbia Correctional Institution
2925 Columbia Drive 
Portage WI, 53901

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which serves to provide a bank-like account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can send funds into these Commissary accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money in postal mail and have to send those funds to the address below and do so in accordance with the rules listed below:

The deposit have to be a money order made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold, and in this time the inmate will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender money orders that do not have appropriate prisoner info but only if the envelope you sent it in has a valid return address. Cash and checks can’t be accepted so do not send any cash or checks.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are often changed to various correctional facilities throughout the Wisconsin prison system, so sometimes you might need to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to look up an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Wisconsin state prisons: Wisconsin State Prisons

Wisconsin Department of Corrections Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Columbia Correctional Institution, be sure that you be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every Wisconsin prison has its own policies for inmate visitation and these rules get changed regularly. The procedures below could be changed since this was written, so be sure to also go to Columbia Correctional Institution’s official website to read the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will make sure all visitors sign the inmate visitors log before they enter the prison and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of visitors is required. The best forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state picture id is acceptable.

For all of the things shown below, check the actual prison facility site as this information is changed frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Details about Columbia Correctional Institution records will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Details about Columbia Correctional Institution death row will be posted ASAP.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Parole

Section about Wisconsin parole coming.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Release

More information about release procedures for Columbia Correctional Institution coming soon.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Section about life at Columbia Correctional Institution to be added later.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

News

A section on news at Columbia Correctional Institution coming soon.

Photos

Columbia Correctional Institution photos to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Columbia Correctional Institution
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Columbia Correctional Institution.

If you have any photos of Columbia Correctional Institution that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a prison job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, click here: Columbia Correctional Institution Jobs

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Website

The official website: Columbia Correctional Institution Website

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

Click here to leave a comment

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Family Resources

Information about Columbia Correctional Institution inmate family resources will be posted ASAP.

History

A Columbia Correctional Institution history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Columbia Correctional Institution inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Links

Information About Other Wisconsin State Prisons: Wisconsin State Prisons

Columbia Correctional Institution Links

The official website: Columbia Correctional Institution Website
Columbia Correctional Institution Jobs

Wisconsin Department of Corrections Links

Wisconsin Department of Corrections Main Website
Wisconsin Department of Corrections Prison Directory
Wisconsin Department of Corrections Prison Map
Wisconsin Department of Corrections Prison Jobs
Wisconsin Department of Corrections Prison Inmate Search
Wisconsin Department of Corrections Most Wanted

Wisconsin Department of Corrections Visitation Policies
Sending Money to a Wisconsin State Prison Inmate

Sending Mail to Wisconsin State Prison Inmates
Sending Packages to Wisconsin State Prison Inmates
Wisconsin State Prison Inmate Phone Calls

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Columbia Correctional Institution

Have you ever been a prisoner at Columbia Correctional Institution? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this prison?

If your answer is yes, then please write a review about it. Tell us about your experience because other people will know what to expect.

Things you could write in your review:

  • Facility conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Prison gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are an inmate at this facility, leave your mailing address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


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