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Wenny
09-27-2004, 03:13 PM
This info is from the site of WI DOC (http://www.wi-doc.com/dodge.htm)

Mr. Jim Schwochert, Warden
1 W. Lincoln Street
PO Box 661
Waupun, WI 53963-0661
Phone: 920-324-5577
Fax: 920-324-6354
A&E Fax: 920-324-6281

Inmate Mail - P.O. Box 700 (ZIP 53963-0700)
Visiting - General Information (http://www.wi-doc.com/Visiting%20-%20General%20Information.pdf)
Visiting Information DCI Visitation-Inmate (http://www.wi-doc.com/DCI%20900.422.01%20Visitation%20-%20Inmate.pdf)
Visiting Information for Business Visitors (http://www.wi-doc.com/DCI%20Business%20Visits.pdf).pdf (http://www.wi-doc.com/DCI%20Business%20Visits.pdf)


Inmate Mail - P.O. Box 700 (ZIP 53963-0700)
SECURITY LEVEL: Maximum
OPERATING CAPACITY: 1165 Males, 30 Females
CURRENT POPULATION: 1550 Males, 70 Females
DATE OPENED: 1978
NUMBER OF ACRES: 57
SPECIAL UNITS: Infirmary, Medical Primary Care, Special Management, Assessment and Evaluation, Centralized Transportation, Contract Health Care Unit, Central Pharmacy, Medical Records, Contract Monitoring Unit
NUMBER OF SECURITY STAFF: 419
NUMBER OF NON-SECURITY STAFF: 167
OPERATING BUDGET FY 2002: $35,643,800
INMATE PROGRAMS

DCI does not have traditional programming for inmates. The institution functions as the main reception center for all adult males and females committed to the Department of Corrections. It serves as the Assessment and Evaluation Center for the Division of Adult Institutions. DCI does provide counseling and programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and religious services.

Assessment & Evaluation Unit infosheet for visits (from WI DOC site in pdf):

TO INMATES: This information sheet should be sent to your visitors and correspondents. Retain a copy for your information.

MAIL: Correspondence should be addressed to inmates by name and number at PO Box 700, Waupun, WI 53963*0700. Sender's name and address must be indicated on the return address portion of the envelope.

Inmates in the Assessment & Evaluation Unit at this institution are not allowed to receive most items of personal property either through the mail or on visits. Family and friends may send money in the form of a money order or cashier with the purchase of embossed envelopes from Canteen. Money Orders & Cashiers checks are to be mailed to the inmate at PO Box 800.

A&E VISITING LIST: No more than 4 related adult visitors (natural, adoptive, step, foster parents, or legal guardian; spouse; and your children) will be approved to visit. Your children under 18 years of age shall not be counted against the 4*visitor limit on your list. If your spouse\0s last name is different than yours, they must send a copy of your marriage license to verify their relationship to you. You must send questionnaires available on your unit to your proposed visitors.

GP VISITING LIST: No more than 12 adult visitors will be approved to visit. Children under 18 years of age shall not be counted against the 12*visitor limit on your list. You must send questionnaires available on your unit to your proposed visitors.

VISITING ROOM: Dodge Correctional Institution is located in the southern section of the City of Waupun at 1 West Lincoln Street. Only those persons who are listed on the Approved Visiting List are allowed to visit. The maximum number of visitors over age 5 for any one visit is 5. Children under 5 years of age are not counted against the limit of 5 visitors per visit. An adult must accompany children under 18 years of age in order to visit.

Visitors 16 years of age and older will be required to furnish identification before being admitted. The only acceptable forms of identification are valid and current military identification card (if currently in active service), driver's license, state picture identification card, passport, D.O.T picture identification, county welfare department picture identification card. No paper money is allowed past the Lobby.

A change machine is located in the Lobby. Each visitor may take a maximum of $10.00 in change to the Visiting Center. Change must be carried in a small clear plastic bag. No wallets or purses are allowed to be taken to the Visiting Center. Lockers in which visitors may secure their personal belongings are available in the Lobby. Purchases of hobby items for sale in the Visiting Center can be made by check or money order only. Visitors must inform the Lobby Officer upon their arrival of their desire to purchase a hobby item. Visitors are expected to contact the Visiting Center Officer upon their arrival in the Visiting Center. The Visiting Center Officer will process the transaction. At the conclusion of the visit, the hobby items will be given to the visitor along with a receipt.

Vending machines are available for use during visits in the Visiting Center. Visitors cannot leave money for inmates.

For the purpose of counting visits, the visit week will start on Sunday and end the following Saturday. visits, the visit week will start on Sunday and end the following Saturday.
DCI will not be processing visits between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. on weekends or between 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. on weekdays in order to conduct the inmate count.
Visitors are not allowed in the Lobby prior to 8:00 a.m. on weekends and 2:45 p.m. during the week. Processing visits in the Lobby ends 45 minutes prior to visiting hours ending. MEDICAL

VERIFICATION: If you have any medical reasons that may keep you from clearing the metal detector, you must have a doctor send medical verification on the doctor\0s stationery to Dodge Correctional Institution, Attn: Security Department, PO Box 661, Waupun, WI 53963*0661, stating where the metal is located. There will be a one*time exception if you have proof of an operation by way of medical slip or card. The inmate's name and doctor's signature must be on the medical verification slip.

CLOTHING: Do not wear any clothing with extra metal attached, tags, snaps, bobby pins, hat pins, etc. that may set off the metal detector. This includes underwire bras. You will only be allowed to wear one ring, one necklace, and one pair of earrings. A Medic*Alert bracelet will be allowed. Footwear must be worn. You will only be allowed 3 attempts to make it through the metal detector before being denied, so please dress appropriately. When in doubt, bring extra clothing along to prevent being denied a visit. Finger*tip length is defined as standing naturally with arms down, fingers extended. The following apparel is inappropriate and will result in the denial of a visit. Transparent clothing, shorts (shorter than fingertip length), skirts/dresses shorter than fingertip length plus three inches, slits in skirts or dresses shorter then fingertip length, strapless, tube and halter tops/dresses, tops and dresses which expose the midriff (front and/or back), spandex or spandex*like and lycra or lycra*like athletic pants, aerobic/exercise tights, leotards, or swimming suits, underwear worn on the outside, revealing holes or tears above fingertip level, clothing or accessories with obscene or profane writing, images, or pictures. Clothing depicting drug paraphernalia, gang, disruptive groups, club or insignia may be cause for denied entrance (this includes footwear and motorcycle jackets bearing club logos). Headwear is allowed after viewing/identification by staff.

mof109
08-10-2007, 04:05 PM
My son will soon be transferred to Dodge for evaluation...what can I expect him to go through? How long does this process USUALLY take? Thanks for any and all replies. I'm new at this!

Lynnsy
08-13-2007, 03:25 PM
It runs 4-6 according to WI documents. There are lots of threads about the evaluation period in this forum. You can find them by using the "search" link at the top of the screen. Sometimes we refer to the evaluation period as reception or orientation or A&E (assessment & evaluation).

Basically, he'll be really bored while the DOC runs medical tests and psychological evaluations to determine which prison has the programs (and space) to meet his needs.

mof109
09-30-2007, 02:58 PM
My son has been at Dodge for three days. When can he call home? Is there a special time of day he can call? Also, he has been on anti-depressants for over a year. Will he have the medicine he needs as soon as he gets there, or will he have to wait to be seen by psychiatrist? Cold turkey from his meds is very dangerous, but I don't want to call the prison to be a whiney mom!! Can he get photo copied books while at A and E? Any and all replies are appreciated very, very much. I'm a nervous mom, and my son just turned 21. Yipes, this is scarey stuff.

CHIgirl
10-05-2007, 11:17 PM
O.K. I always come on here, but this is my first time joining. An ex-BF of mine just got transferred from Sauk County to Dodge. I was wondering what kind of a place it is. Tell me about commissary and such. Also, I am having trouble searching for Wisconsin inmates. That vinelink stuff does not work. I mean, do you have to be a victim to search for inmate info? At least in Illinois, you can look at pictures and all. Does anybody know where I can look up Wisconsin inmates? It seems so hard to find any info. I really do not want to have to go through the whole BS of registering to be a victim just to look up my ex-BF. Please let me know if there is an easy way. Also, I am curious to see pictures of Dodge. I wonder what the cells look like??? O.K. Sorry if I seem a little harsh. It is just that this guy was my first, he is only 21, we hooked up again, and not even three months later, he gets locked up again. To top it off, his mom and her 22 year old BF are in jail in Winnebago County for first degree murder.

MONAJA27
10-06-2007, 02:05 PM
O.K. I always come on here, but this is my first time joining. An ex-BF of mine just got transferred from Sauk County to Dodge. I was wondering what kind of a place it is. Tell me about commissary and such. Also, I am having trouble searching for Wisconsin inmates. That vinelink stuff does not work. I mean, do you have to be a victim to search for inmate info? At least in Illinois, you can look at pictures and all. Does anybody know where I can look up Wisconsin inmates? It seems so hard to find any info. I really do not want to have to go through the whole BS of registering to be a victim just to look up my ex-BF. Please let me know if there is an easy way. Also, I am curious to see pictures of Dodge. I wonder what the cells look like??? O.K. Sorry if I seem a little harsh. It is just that this guy was my first, he is only 21, we hooked up again, and not even three months later, he gets locked up again. To top it off, his mom and her 22 year old BF are in jail in Winnebago County for first degree murder.


HEY THERE AND WELCOME TO THE SITE! DO YOU HAVE A DOC NUMBER FOR HIM! VINELINK IS VERY CRAZY U HAVE TO HAVE THE CORRECT SPELLING THAT THEY HAVE IN HIS FILES. DATE OF BIRTH SOMETIMES HELP BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS PULL HIM UP BY HIS NUMBER BUT THEY DO NOT HAVE PICTURES OF INMATES. YOU CAN FIND INFO ABOUT THE FACILITY ON THE WISCONSIN DEPT OF CORRECTIONS WEBSITE. YOU CLICK ON ADULT INSTITUTIONS, THEN THERE IS A LINK ON THE PAGE THAT HAVE THE DIFFERENT INSTITUTIONS AND LINKS TO GO TO THE SITE. HOPE U FIND HIM

CHIgirl
10-06-2007, 04:40 PM
Hey... I finally figured it out!! I did not realize the 'search' button was on the upper left hand corner! It still kind of sucks that I can not see a picture on Vinelink. It would have been cool to see a mugshot. I wonder if you can see one for Wisconsin inmates>?

pandagurl
10-17-2007, 11:30 AM
Hey my bf just got transferred to Dodge and he is in the A&E right now and he only gets one phone call a week and some weeks he will have to call other people in his family so i wont hear from him for a while and I know he can write letters but I am at school in Stevens Point which is about 2 hours away and have no way of getting there to put money on his books. Is there a way I can send him money or do it over the phone or something, or do I have to go there?

pandorantrix
10-17-2007, 07:24 PM
Pandagurl,

You can send him money. It has to be a cashier's check though - no cash, no personal checks, no credit card payments. Fill in his name and doc number on the cashier's check where it asks who you are paying. I can't remember what the PO box number is at Dodge to send money but it is NOT the same as for sending him mail. Call and check before you send him anything because if you send it to the wrong address it will slow things up tremendously. You address the envelope to him with his doc number and then the PO box number for money. The phone number for Dodge (in case you don't have it) is 920-324-5577.

Lynnsy
10-19-2007, 08:30 AM
Money orders are also accepted Dodge and other WI DOC facilities. You can purchase them for about $1 at the post office.

pandorantrix
02-12-2008, 06:35 PM
Try this link

https://www.vinelink.com/vinelink/siteInfoAction.do?siteId=50001

But if he just got to Dodge, he's going to be there for awhile. And then he'll likely go to a county jail - one of the "middle men" on his journey to his institution.

Ebveda
02-13-2008, 04:23 PM
Also, I think that they keep the same id # for their whole life so if you still have it, you could try that.

tatiana37
04-24-2009, 05:17 PM
My guy just went to dodge this afternoon. How long do I have to wait to be able to go see him. I miss him so much I wasn't able to see him while he was in Sparta Wisconsin for about 5 months and then he was sentenced to 8 more months,will they transfer him for that little time or keep him there and if they do can me and his daughters go see him there? Thank you in advance for your responses.

XBOXPROGURL
08-11-2009, 01:00 AM
My guy just went to dodge this afternoon. How long do I have to wait to be able to go see him. I miss him so much I wasn't able to see him while he was in Sparta Wisconsin for about 5 months and then he was sentenced to 8 more months,will they transfer him for that little time or keep him there and if they do can me and his daughters go see him there? Thank you in advance for your responses.

Are u guys married? My guy well be soon ship to dodge maybe this week or next week, but the sad part I wont be able to see him becuz we r not married, only his kids and immediate family can see him. But right now I'm trying to find out how to set up the phone so he can call me...but yeah dodge is for evaluation, they useally keep them for 6 months then ship them off to another county jail and then to a actually prison...

speshulk
11-05-2009, 11:27 PM
Are u guys married? My guy well be soon ship to dodge maybe this week or next week, but the sad part I wont be able to see him becuz we r not married, only his kids and immediate family can see him. But right now I'm trying to find out how to set up the phone so he can call me...but yeah dodge is for evaluation, they useally keep them for 6 months then ship them off to another county jail and then to a actually prison...

My guy just got to DCI this week, he's been there before. He said they are on lock down for three days. It sounds like you can only stay in A&E for 90 days, but if you've been there before you will move through a little faster.

I looked at Correctional Billing Services (google it) and they have an account with Dodge. I set one up so hopefully as soon as he can call, that will do the trick.

Is there an way to post commisary online? Some county jails are going that way these days.

ayietscooper
11-20-2009, 04:46 PM
My guy just got to DCI this week, he's been there before. He said they are on lock down for three days. It sounds like you can only stay in A&E for 90 days, but if you've been there before you will move through a little faster.

I looked at Correctional Billing Services (google it) and they have an account with Dodge. I set one up so hopefully as soon as he can call, that will do the trick.

Is there an way to post commisary online? Some county jails are going that way these days.

Speshulk- With the calling, am I going to be able to recieve any calls in if I don't have a calling account set up? For example: While my boyfriend was in Waukesha County Jail I got a call, that said "collect call blah blah blah accept it/ or block" can I expect that from Dodge, or just absolutly nothing at all?

emmaolivia44
04-16-2010, 01:12 PM
I have a few questions about Dodge. First is what is visiting like? Do you need an appointment? I know I have to fill out the request form and be approved. When does he get a DOC number? Anything you want to share about what we should expect?

B&C4EVER
07-02-2010, 11:12 PM
are they contact visits at Dodge??

PhoenixRayne
07-06-2010, 06:51 AM
Yes they are, but they if the inmate is in A&E then it is immediate family only, children and spouses and they are only for an hour once a week according to their website. Once the inmate is staffed and arrive at their destination prison then the visits are usually a couple of hours and up to 3 times a week.

goodkarma
07-07-2010, 12:39 AM
Really? Some let you have 3 visits a week? and they are a couple hours long? WOW!

rose7
08-18-2010, 06:54 PM
Hello, I have some questions about Dodge correctional. will my son be able to buy a calling card to call home? or Do I have to sign up with correctional billing to get calls? When could I send him a tv and radio?.

jenjen2010
08-26-2010, 04:50 PM
My brother was admitted to Dodge last Tuesday. We have not received any calls, any letters, nothing. When I called, I was told that my brother is responsible for sending us visitation forms, yet we have not received those either? His attorney visited him this morning, and my brother told him he writes us everyday, is there any reason we would not be getting his mail? How long does it usually take before we can visit? We are worried sick, we have never been through anything like this as family.
Thank you

vsnowrn
09-12-2010, 11:17 AM
JenJen

Welcome to PTO....from what I can remember from last time, it took at least a week to two weeks for the first 15 minute phone call....it was shorter time for a letter but I remember thinking the same thing....my finacee was just transferred there Thursday...today is Sunday and still no word here either....A&E sucks but it will get better once he is staffed to a different prison.....keep your head up..and just wait patiently :)

vsnowrn
09-13-2010, 09:45 PM
Just got a letter today and it's Monday so it was about 3 business days before I got a letter....it was good to hear from him

pena1
01-24-2011, 11:37 AM
yeah just go into the dodge correctional facility website go to adult inmates scroll down til you see a anything with canteen they'll give you a few vendors where you can send them clothes electronic,stamped envelopes...check it out!!!thats what im gonna do for my guy when he gets there...

pena1
01-24-2011, 11:47 AM
yeah you can send them commissary thru online..when you go to the dodge correctional website go to the adult inmate scroll down til you see vendors for canteen they'll give you 4 sites where you can order clothes..electronics...stamped envelopes all that stuff

pena1
01-24-2011, 11:59 AM
My guy just got to DCI this week, he's been there before. He said they are on lock down for three days. It sounds like you can only stay in A&E for 90 days, but if you've been there before you will move through a little faster.

I looked at Correctional Billing Services (google it) and they have an account with Dodge. I set one up so hopefully as soon as he can call, that will do the trick.

Is there an way to post commisary online? Some county jails are going that way these days.

go to the dodge correctional website to the adult inmate scroll down til you vendors for canteen and they'll give you a few vendors you can order clothes.electronics,stamped envelopes and all that stuff

Bluvsu2
01-25-2011, 01:56 PM
I believe if they are in A&E there is very limited stuff you can order them. No TV for sure.

teresaagos
06-17-2011, 11:45 AM
My BF is at Dodge now and has been there for almost 10 weeks. I was told 8 weeks. what would the hold up be? Maybe because they just changed his seizure meds and are waiting to see if they work? I don't know but he is getting frustrated as much as I am. Can anyone shed some light on why it would take so long?

rachierae
10-06-2012, 07:38 PM
My husband just got transferred there on 9/27/12 and is waiting to get staffed. Just found out that A&E inmates no matter when they get shipped there are 2, 2hr visits a week instead of 1, 2hr visit/week! They just updated this on Sept 24 2012. Does anyone know what you can and cannot wear to visiting at Dodge? I'm still waiting to be approved. The brown county jail took 25% of my husbands money I put on his books. At Dodge Correctional, they don't take anything until he gets staffed and then I think they take 15%. I don't think there's a limit either. Brown county jail phone calls are $6.18 for 15 mins. They can order $50 a week in commissary at the jail. Dodge Correctional's canteen is $20 a week and 1, 15 min phone call a week.

WIDDubLvr4Life
04-22-2016, 10:10 PM
Has anybody sent money to their LO? I'm confused where it says that the only accepted envelopes are from the canteen??!! It's not permitted to use a regular/normal envelope??!! My best friend has NO money! I told him I'd send him some as soon as I received some. Clarification would be much appreciated.

onestepcloser
04-22-2016, 11:25 PM
Yes, you can send money for his account. You must send a cashier's check or money order which must have his name and DOC number. It must be mailed to DCI with his name and DOC number on the envelope and must be sent to the correct PO Box.

Here's how you need to address the envelope:

Dodge Correctional Institution
Inmate name, DOC number
PO Box 800
Waupun WI. 53963

Once they post it to his account he will receive a receipt through institution mail.

WIDDubLvr4Life
04-23-2016, 12:10 AM
Thank you for the information. What I'm wondering specifically is in the details about the facility it mentioned special embossed envelopes from their canteen. I want to know if there's any truth to that or can regular envelopes from outside the facility be used??!! Also is there monetary limit &/or a limit to the number of checks??!! Thanks

Yes, you can send money for his account. You must send a cashier's check or money order which must have his name and DOC number. It must be mailed to DCI with his name and DOC number on the envelope and must be sent to the correct PO Box.

Here's how you need to address the envelope:

Dodge Correctional Institution
Inmate name, DOC number
PO Box 800
Waupun WI. 53963

Once they post it to his account he will receive a receipt through institution mail.

onestepcloser
04-23-2016, 08:24 AM
Embossed envelopes are not required for incoming mail. You can use a regular envelope. They will only accept a cashier's check or money order - no personal checks. While in A&E he is limited to spending approximately $40 once every two weeks on canteen. (I will look for the paperwork my LO sent when he was at DCI to confirm tgat, but off the top of my head I'm fairly certain that's the spending limit.) I'm not aware of any account balance limits - he will just be limited in how much he can spend at DCI and his final placement. Once he is at his final placement the amount he can spend will increase. Also, no restrictions on the number of money orders or cashier's checks.

WIDDubLvr4Life
04-23-2016, 09:16 AM
What's been the average timeframe for lockdown these days? General curiosity & trying to think of when the 1 15 min/wk phone call. Also, if I remember correctly, once he's out of lockdown he can call on a daily basis if there's an available phone. Any truth to this? I'm trying to solve my money situation & I could use the general knowledge. My estranged husband was in there for A & E but it's been awhile. I don't know if anything's changed. Thanks

onestepcloser
04-23-2016, 10:21 AM
What's been the average timeframe for lockdown these days? General curiosity & trying to think of when the 1 15 min/wk phone call. Also, if I remember correctly, once he's out of lockdown he can call on a daily basis if there's an available phone. Any truth to this? I'm trying to solve my money situation & I could use the general knowledge. My estranged husband was in there for A & E but it's been awhile. I don't know if anything's changed. Thanks

Last year at this time my LO was in total lock down for 5 days - that is because he arrived at DCI on a Thursday and apparently they don't move anyone out of lock down on the weekends. Typically from what I understand it's 3 days in lock down. During that time they are not allowed to make any phone calls. Once he was through that initial lock down period he could make one 15 minute call per day - as long as their is a time slot available for him to sign up for a call when they bring the sign up sheet around. A 15 minute call with Securus is just under $2. You will need to have a Securus account set up for him in order for him to make any calls.

Once he is moved out of that area and into the barracks (my LO was in the restricted area for about two weeks before he was moved to the barracks) - which is just like it sounds - a big open room with a bunch of bunks around the perimeter - he will have more privileges. The barracks is basically a holding area while they wait to meet with their case worker to go over program requirements and wait for staffing. While in the barracks he can place as many calls per day as he would like - if the phones are busy he just has to wait in line to use one.

The total average amount of time in A&E is 8-12 weeks, but it can be more or less time depending upon how quickly things move and a bed opens up for him at his placement facility. My LO spent a total of 13 weeks in A&E.

For the sake of planning finances - each 15 minute phone call is just under $2. For canteen he can order $20 per week (I had said in a previous response it was $40 every two weeks - so that's the same) while in A&E.

Hope this helps.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

WIDDubLvr4Life
04-23-2016, 11:21 AM
They'll tell him all of this if he asks the COs correct? What's the difference between lockdown & restricted? I meant he went in on the 21st & I don't get my payment until midnight of the 3rd(direct deposit). Everything dealing with plastic is going to have to wait until the following Monday at the latest. Have to transfer from my account to my plastic. Takes 3 to 5 biz days. Reactivated my former Securus account. It's just waiting to be funded. Now I'm waiting for the county jail to notify me to pick up his property. I can't remember how long it was with my estranged but I hope it"s soon. He wants information from his cellphone. It has to be picked up before his payment's due. Since it'll be turner off as payment will be stopped.

Last year at this time my LO was in total lock down for 5 days - that is because he arrived at DCI on a Thursday and apparently they don't move anyone out of lock down on the weekends. Typically from what I understand it's 3 days in lock down. During that time they are not allowed to make any phone calls. Once he was through that initial lock down period he could make one 15 minute call per day - as long as their is a time slot available for him to sign up for a call when they bring the sign up sheet around. A 15 minute call with Securus is just under $2. You will need to have a Securus account set up for him in order for him to make any calls.

Once he is moved out of that area and into the barracks (my LO was in the restricted area for about two weeks before he was moved to the barracks) - which is just like it sounds - a big open room with a bunch of bunks around the perimeter - he will have more privileges. The barracks is basically a holding area while they wait to meet with their case worker to go over program requirements and wait for staffing. While in the barracks he can place as
many calls per day as he would like - if the phones are busy he just has to wait in line to use one.

The total average amount of time in A&E is 8-12 weeks, but it can be more or less time depending upon how quickly things move and a bed opens up for him at his placement facility. My LO spent a total of 13 weeks in A&E.

For the sake of planning finances - each 15 minute phone call is just under $2. For canteen he can order $20 per week (I had said in a previous response it was $40 every two weeks - so that's the same) while in A&E.

Hope this helps.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

onestepcloser
04-23-2016, 12:08 PM
They'll tell him all of this if he asks the COs correct? What's the difference between lockdown & restricted? I meant he went in on the 21st & I don't get my payment until midnight of the 3rd(direct deposit). Everything dealing with plastic is going to have to wait until the following Monday at the latest. Have to transfer from my account to my plastic. Takes 3 to 5 biz days. Reactivated my former Securus account. It's just waiting to be funded. Now I'm waiting for the county jail to notify me to pick up his property. I can't remember how long it was with my estranged but I hope it"s soon. He wants information from his cellphone. It has to be picked up before his payment's due. Since it'll be turner off as payment will be stopped.

Lock down is the initial few days when they arrive and can't make any calls - and basically spend 23+ hours a day in their cell. Once they are past that then they can make phone calls, go the library, etc...I refer to that as restricted for lack of a better way of describing it. They have a little more freedom then when they are on total lock down.

You should hear from the county within a week or two after his transfer to DCI that you can come pick up his things.

Yes, the CO's will answer his questions and typically there are other guys who can help answer his questions too - he will find that there are several that have been through it all before. He should have also been given a handbook during his orientation when he arrived at DCI.

WIDDubLvr4Life
04-23-2016, 12:55 PM
So what you're saying is it's going to be two weeks before he can make even the weekly call(so that would be like the 12th)or after three days(27th)& after two weeks they can make daily calls? So for two weeks(12th)he's going to be confined to his cell for 23 hrs/day? Dates will help me. I hope county calls me before the third. That's when the phone payment's due. Thanks

Lock down is the initial few days when they arrive and can't make any calls - and basically spend 23+ hours a day in their cell. Once they are past that then they can make phone calls, go the library, etc...I refer to that as restricted for lack of a better way of describing it. They have a little more freedom then when they are on total lock down.

You should hear from the county within a week or two after his transfer to DCI that you can come pick up his things.

Yes, the CO's will answer his questions and typically there are other guys who can help answer his questions too - he will find that there are several that have been through it all before. He should have also been given a handbook during his orientation when he arrived at DCI.

onestepcloser
04-23-2016, 04:13 PM
So what you're saying is it's going to be two weeks before he can make even the weekly call(so that would be like the 12th)or after three days(27th)& after two weeks they can make daily calls? So for two weeks(12th)he's going to be confined to his cell for 23 hrs/day? Dates will help me. I hope county calls me before the third. That's when the phone payment's due. Thanks

I will give you dates based on how things went for my LO at DCI last year. He arrived on a Thursday and was in lock down until Tuesday of the following week. During those first five days of initial intake he was in his cell for basically 23 hours per day. Also, during those initial five days he was not allowed to make any phone calls and was not allowed to do anything like go to the library. After those initial five days he was moved to a different area. He was then able to sign up for one 15 minute phone time slot per day. He as also allowed to sign up to go to rec and the library. He could also sign up to be allowed to participate in other things like Bible studies, chapel, etc...

So based on the timeline for my LO at DCI I would expect something like this for your LO...

He arrived at DCI on 4/21. He will most likely be in lock down - unable to make any phone calls - until Monday, 4/25 or Tuesday, 4/26. After Monday or Tuesday he will able to make one 15 minute phone call per day. I'm not sure where you got the idea of weekly phone calls - that might be how things used to be at DCI. From Thursday, 4/21 until Monday (4/25) or Tuesday (4/26) he will on lock down for basically 23 hours per day. As long as you have money on his account he will be able to call you as soon as he is past the initial five days and he signs up for a phone time.

After a total of two weeks, my LO was moved out of a cell and into the barracks. The barracks provide more privileges - daily showers, TV in the day room, more rec time, ability to make as many phone calls as he wants, etc...

I would expect the county to contact you this coming week - I don't think they want to hang on to things any longer than they have to.

As long as you have his DOC number you can write him immediately. I am sure he would appreciate hearing from you and would then have some things from "home" that he read when he wants to connect to you and the outside world.

Hope this helps!

WIDDubLvr4Life
04-27-2016, 07:15 AM
I totally forgot that my best friend doesn't have any money for envelopes & stamps. I don't think I'll hear from him. Still waiting on Waukesha County. (SAD & FRUSTRATED)

WIDDubLvr4Life
05-03-2016, 12:07 AM
How do I have my bank fill out the cashiers check: Pay To The Orden Of His Name & then have his DOC number next to it on the same line?! Also I need Clarification on how I address his envelopes for his letters. Instead of placing his DOC number next to his name I place it directly underneath it with the # & then the number. Will they accept that & can I also address the envelope for his cashiers check that way?! The envelope for letters has one addressing it with the zip code the dash & the PO BOX number with a zero in front of it for the four digit code. Can I address the envelope the same way?! Also Im putting the two zeroes in front of the number as part of the DOC number. Is that acceptable?! Thanks

WIDDubLvr4Life
05-03-2016, 08:17 AM
Is anybody, currently, online. I'd appreciate a response ASAP. The sooner I receive one the sooner he gets much needed money. Like within the next hori or two. Thanks

How do I have my bank fill out the cashiers check: Pay To The Orden Of His Name & then have his DOC number next to it on the same line?! Also I need Clarification on how I address his envelopes for his letters. Instead of placing his DOC number next to his name I place it directly underneath it with the # & then the number. Will they accept that & can I also address the envelope for his cashiers check that way?! The envelope for letters has one addressing it with the zip code the dash & the PO BOX number with a zero in front of it for the four digit code. Can I address the envelope the same way?! Also Im putting the two zeroes in front of the number as part of the DOC number. Is that acceptable?! Thanks

onestepcloser
05-03-2016, 08:19 AM
How do I have my bank fill out the cashiers check: Pay To The Orden Of His Name & then have his DOC number next to it on the same line?! Also I need Clarification on how I address his envelopes for his letters. Instead of placing his DOC number next to his name I place it directly underneath it with the # & then the number. Will they accept that & can I also address the envelope for his cashiers check that way?! The envelope for letters has one addressing it with the zip code the dash & the PO BOX number with a zero in front of it for the four digit code. Can I address the envelope the same way?! Also Im putting the two zeroes in front of the number as part of the DOC number. Is that acceptable?! Thanks

For cashier's check have bank make it out as follows:

Name, DOC#
Dodge Correctional Institution
PO Box 800
Waupun, WI 53963

Make sure your name is listed as the remitter on the check.

You can address the envelope for the cashier's check as follows
:
Dodge Correctional Institution
Name, DOC # (The two leading zeroes can be included but they don't have to be)
PO Box 800
Waupun, WI. 53963

For letters...

Dodge Correctional Institution
Name, DOC# (the two leading zeroes can be included but they aren't required)
PO Box 700
Waupun, WI. 53963

The zip code does not have to include the extra four digits, but it's fine if you include them.

The most important thing is that his name and DOC # must be listed and you have to send things to the appropriate PO Box.

Have you heard from county yet?

WIDDubLvr4Life
05-03-2016, 09:26 AM
I left messages yesterday & today. They asked if I received a confirmation form in the mail. I said I hadn't. They didn't recall him having anything to be picked up. I told them he, at least had his cell. I know this because he's insistant I have it. He wants contact information from it. I hope I can retrieve it from the phone because it's no longer going to have any service. They said they'd look into it & call me back. I hope I get that call.

For cashier's check have bank make it out as follows:

Name, DOC#
Dodge Correctional Institution
PO Box 800
Waupun, WI 53963

Make sure your name is listed as the remitter on the check.

You can address the envelope for the cashier's check as follows
:
Dodge Correctional Institution
Name, DOC # (The two leading zeroes can be included but they don't have to be)
PO Box 800
Waupun, WI. 53963

For letters...

Dodge Correctional Institution
Name, DOC# (the two leading zeroes can be included but they aren't required)
PO Box 700
Waupun, WI. 53963

The zip code does not have to include the extra four digits, but it's fine if you include them.

The most important thing is that his name and DOC # must be listed and you have to send things to the appropriate PO Box.

Have you heard from county yet?

onestepcloser
05-03-2016, 09:39 AM
I left messages yesterday & today. They asked if I received a confirmation form in the mail. I said I hadn't. They didn't recall him having anything to be picked up. I told them he, at least had his cell. I know this because he's insistant I have it. He wants contact information from it. I hope I can retrieve it from the phone because it's no longer going to have any service. They said they'd look into it & call me back. I hope I get that call.

They should have his clothes and anything he had on him when he was taken into custody. I remember my LO having to sign off on an inventory form that listed all of his possessions when he was taken into custody. Then when he was transferred from county to DCI there was a form of what went with him (basically just letters and papers) and what else was to be picked up (which was just letters and papers he didn't want to take with him.) He couldn't take any personal belongings to DCI.

I'm pretty sure you should be able to get contact information off his phone even if it no longer has service. As long as you can turn on the phone you should be able to get stuff off if it that is stored on it.

Hope you hear from them soon.

WIDDubLvr4Life
05-03-2016, 10:21 AM
His property was already released. The only person I can think of is his estranged SO(baby mama). They said nothing was left To me. Either that's true or she sent over his head. He didn't want her having that phone. I'm going to find out what's going on. She's been trying to get a hold of me. I blocked her cell number. I'm not going to give her his password to unlock it. What EXACTLY has to go on the check itself? Just his name & DOC number correct or the entire address?!

They should have his clothes and anything he had on him when he was taken into custody. I remember my LO having to sign off on an inventory form that listed all of his possessions when he was taken into custody. Then when he was transferred from county to DCI there was a form of what went with him (basically just letters and papers) and what else was to be picked up (which was just letters and papers he didn't want to take with him.) He couldn't take any personal belongings to DCI.

I'm pretty sure you should be able to get contact information off his phone even if it no longer has service. As long as you can turn on the phone you should be able to get stuff off if it that is stored on it.

Hope you hear from them soon.

onestepcloser
05-03-2016, 10:31 AM
His property was already released. The only person I can think of is his estranged SO(baby mama). They said nothing was left To me. Either that's true or she sent over his head. He didn't want her having that phone. I'm going to find out what's going on. She's been trying to get a hold of me. I blocked her cell number. I'm not going to give her his password to unlock it. What EXACTLY has to go on the check itself? Just his name & DOC number correct or the entire address?!

The check has to have everything I listed in previous response- his name and DOC #, institution name and address.

Something is strange with release of his property. My LO had to list who he wanted his property to be released to -they don't just let anyone come and get it. Hopefully you get some answers or at the very least you can put some money on his phone account so he can call you then you can ask him about it.

WIDDubLvr4Life
05-03-2016, 10:57 AM
I'm going to write him. Hoping I can out $ on the phone by this weekend. Have to want for $ to transfer from bank account to plastic. Takes a good 3 to 5 biz days. Made the transfer at 12:10 this am. So I'm hoping they count today as the banks Weren't yet open. My transfers have usually been taking a good 3 days.

The check has to have everything I listed in previous response- his name and DOC #, institution name and address.

Something is strange with release of his property. My LO had to list who he wanted his property to be released to -they don't just let anyone come and get it. Hopefully you get some answers or at the very least you can put some money on his phone account so he can call you then you can ask him about it.

WIDDubLvr4Life
05-04-2016, 02:33 PM
Who has sent their LO money through the regular mail vs Western Union? How long did it take to get to them & How long did it take to get put on their account?! I put a cashiers check in post officess mail box yesterday at exactly 12:26pm. A rapid response would be appreciated. Thanks

WIDDubLvr4Life
05-10-2016, 09:13 PM
Does anybody know know if there are any waiting lists for ERP &/or CIP programs?! Especially for an inmate whose wntire incarceration sentence is eighteen months?! A reaponse with an eta would be appreciated. Thanks