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Updated on: September 16, 2022
Columbia Correctional Institution

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Located in Portage, you will find the Columbia Correctional Institution. The Columbia Correctional Institution is one of the few facilities that compose the Portage Complex.

The Columbia Correctional Institution is designed to house up to 650 inmates. Majority of the inmates in the Columbia Correctional Institution are closed-custody inmates.

The Columbia Correctional Institution used an incentive program to encourage their inmates to use good behavior.

The Columbia Correctional Institution also has a substance abuse treatment program for inmates who suffer from alcohol and drug additions.

All while the Columbia Correctional Institution offers educational programs, so inmates can earn their GED if they do not have one already.

Columbia Correctional Institution - General Information

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    Portage County

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    Portage County

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Need information on an inmate who is serving out their sentence in the Columbia Correctional Institution?

You are in luck because the Columbia Correctional Institution has its current inmate roster available on the internet for you to search through at your leisure.

This inmate roster can be found on the official Wisconsin Department of Corrections website. You can search the inmate roster by the following pieces of information:

  • DOC Number

  • Inmate Full Name

  • Gender

Send a Mail/Package

Unlike some of the other facilities in the United States, the Columbia Correctional Institution does not only just allow inmates to send and receive written letters, but inmates can also send and receive emails as well through JPay.

You will need to keep in mind if you opt-in for sending and receiving emails, it is NOT free, and it will cost the inmate money as well.

All incoming and outgoing mail will be examined by the prison staff to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Sending Money

The Columbia Correctional Institution allows family and friends to send money to inmates in their facilities by one of four different ways.

The most popular way that friends and family members send inmates funds is using JPay. You can use JPay over the phone, online, or in person. It’s the fastest and easiest way to send inmates money while they are in the Columbia Correctional Institution.

You can also take advantage of using Western Union and GTL as well.

Phone Calls

When an inmate is kept in the Columbia Correctional Institution, they are permitted to make phone calls home. The Columbia Correctional Institution contracts with GTL for their phone service.

You can put money directly on their phone account through GTL if you would like. The inmate is responsible to have funds on their account to be able to call home.

All calls will be limited to 15 minutes per person for all inmates to have the chance to contact their loved ones.

Visitation Rules

If you would like to visit an inmate here at the Columbia Correctional Institution, you will need to first and foremost fill out the visitor's application. You will then need to wait for the visitor application to be approved before you can schedule your visitation appointment.

To schedule a visitor appointment, you will need to contact the following number 608-742-9100 during Monday through Wednesday between the hours of 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Visitation will be held on Thursdays between the following time frames:

  • 8:15 am to 9:45 am

  • 10:30 am to 12 pm

  • 1 pm to 2:30 pm

If the inmate you are looking for is currently housed in the management control unit in the Columbia Correctional Institution, they will have to have been in the facility for more than a month with no infractions to receive two contact visits every calendar month.

If the inmate you are looking for is currently housed in the Close Custody Transition Unit in the Columbia Correctional Institution, they will have to have no infractions to receive four contact visits every calendar month.

All visits for inmates can last up to 90 minutes.


  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


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