Wisconsin Secure Program Facility
INSTITUTION MISSION STATEMENT
The Wisconsin Secure Program Facility, Wisconsins most secure facility, safely and humanely houses, manages and controls inmates who demonstrate serious behavioral problems in other settings. WSPF provides inmates the opportunity to acquire skills needed for their possible integration into less secure correctional environments.
SPECIAL HISTORICAL NOTES AND OTHER INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
The programming at this facility is designed to provide inmates with some of the assistance necessary to modify their behavior to a degree that will allow them to be returned to a traditional maximum security facility. There must be a belief that they can be moved to such a facility without creating unreasonable risk to staff, other inmates, themselves, or the secure and orderly running of the institution. Inmates transferred to WSPF have earned their way to this facility because of behaviors exhibited in alternate sites. They have jeopardized the safety and security of the facility, staff, and/or other inmates. It is our intention to influence this behavior by using a phase system designed to manage risk in conjunction with treatment programming. Inmates progress through three phases with the final phase being a transition phase prior to their return to a less restrictive maximum security facility.
The Wisconsin Secure Program Facility also houses general segregation inmates. These inmates are assigned to our General Segregation Program Process designed to encourage positive adjustment and provide an opportunity for successful return to an institution general population. The goal is to provide controlled increase in privileges and responsibilities to promote acceptable conduct. This is accomplished by utilizing a process that provides individuals a chance to attain step levels while in program segregation and placement in an institutions’ general population.
Additional information on WSPF can be found in their annual reports.