Gordon Correctional Center – Wisconsin

Know somebody in Gordon Correctional Center?  Gordon Correctional Center is a state prison in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  This page tells you all about everything a person needs to know about Gordon Correctional Center such as the following:  How to locate an inmate.  Visiting an inmate at this prison  The prisons’s phone number and address.  Mailing or sending money to an inmate.  And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Gordon Correctional Center
Year Opened: 1932
State: Wisconsin
DOC: Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Warden Name: Wayne Olson

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Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Gordon Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are sending a package or letter to someone at Gordon Correctional Center, and be sure to use the street address if you want to know the location of Gordon Correctional Center.

Mailing Address

You should read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below before you send something to an inmate so that you properly address it, and use the appropriate protocol for mailing a letter or package. If you do not follow the correct directions, the package or letter might not get delivered.

Gordon Correctional Center
10401 East County Rd G  
Gordon WI, 54838

Street Address / Prison Location


Gordon Correctional Center
10401 East County Rd G  
Gordon WI, 54838

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: (715) 376-2680
Fax Number: (715) 376-4361

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you plan to visit an inmate. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information further down on this page if you are going to visit an inmate.

Gordon Correctional Center
10401 East County Rd G  
Gordon WI, 54838


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Phone Number

Gordon Correctional Center prisoners don’t have telephones, so you won’t get to call the inmate, but, there are times when it may be useful to know the phone number to the facility.
(715) 376-2680

Gordon Correctional Center prisoners are able to make calls with:

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

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have access to fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to prisoners, but there might be times when it is necessary to know the fax machine number to the facility.

(715) 376-4361

Email Address

This is the main email for the facility. You won’t be able to reach individuals at this email. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner at Gordon Correctional Center you must follow an specific procedure to ensure that the message gets to the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Inmates are not allowed to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are important steps that are necessary to follow when mailing postal mail to a prisoner. If you don’t then what you sent might not be received.

Before you send anything, you should read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility employees will open and read all received general mail and packages. Received general mail is able to be read as frequently as is necessary to keep safety and security or watch a particular problem confronting an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the format for how you must address mail to a state prison inmate at Gordon Correctional Center:

Gordon Correctional Center
10401 East County Rd G  
Gordon WI, 54838

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Inmate Money

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

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone can send money to prisoner’s Commissary accounts using the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends can to send inmates money by way of postal mail and will have to send funds to the address below and follow the steps given below:

The funds have to be a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is advisable to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day holding period, in which the inmate will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have appropriate prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and personal checks won’t be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are from time to time transported to various prison facilities throughout Wisconsin, so you may have to look up the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link below to locate an Gordon Correctional Center prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other Wisconsin state prisons: Wisconsin State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Gordon Correctional Center, you must know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each prison has their own policies for visitation and they get changed regularly. The procedures discussed here might be changed when you are reading this, so be sure to also go to Gordon Correctional Center’s site to find the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance guard will make sure all visitors sign the prison visitors log upon entering the institution and also when they leave.

Identification Required

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

For everything shown below, check out the actual Gordon Correctional Center site because this information changes frequently:

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

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Prison Records

Details about Gordon Correctional Center records coming soon.

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

Information about Gordon Correctional Center death row to be added later.

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


Details about Wisconsin parole process coming soon.

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.


More information about release procedures for Gordon Correctional Center to be added later.

Inmate Programs

Educational Programs: ABE/HSED, Adult Drivers Education, Van Driver Training and Certification, and Chainsaw Safety Training. Most students attend school the entire day, however part-time classes are offered for students with that need.
Work Educational Programs: Carpentry Crew and Wood Refinishing/Mobile home Refurbishing Crew. Both programs provide basic and advanced carpentry/woodworking training and experience but have no degrees or certifications attached.

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Prison Life

Details about what life is like at Gordon Correctional Center coming.

  • 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.


A section on news at Gordon Correctional Center will be posted ASAP.


A section with photos of Gordon Correctional Center to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Gordon Correctional Center
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Gordon Correctional Center.

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you trying to find a correctional facility job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

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The official website: Gordon Correctional Center 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:

  • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
  • Victims have the right to notification.
  • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • Victims have the right to restitution.
  • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
  • Victims have 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 tell your story

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Family Resources

Info about family resources coming soon.


A history section will be posted ASAP.

Such as:

  • Famous Gordon Correctional Center inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

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


Information About Other Wisconsin State Prisons: Wisconsin State Prisons

Gordon Correctional Center Links

The official website: Gordon Correctional Center Website

Wisconsin Department of Corrections Links

Wisconsin Department of Corrections Main Website

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Gordon Correctional Center

Have you ever spent any time at Gordon Correctional Center? Do you know anybody that is an inmate there? Have you ever been to visit someone there?

If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write about what you experienced because other people can learn what to expect.

Things you can include in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility and layout
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Prison food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Prisoner safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate here, include your address if you want to receive letters from people.

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