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Updated on: March 12, 2023

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Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center is a facility that is operated by the Wisconsin State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. It is a maximum security prison for men and houses over 120 inmates. The facility is located in Oneida, Wisconsin, and the prison can get extremely cold, leading to the facility earning the nickname “Wisconsin’s Little Siberia” due to the isolation of Oneida and the climate. It is the third oldest prison in Wisconsin, and there are somewhere around 1000 guards at the facility. It is also the largest maximum security prison in the state.

The facility also housed the Wisconsin state death row male inmates up until 2008, as well. The prison was actually built in 1844, and was created so that prisoners can supply labor to local mines. In 1899, a mental health hospital was built on the premises as well, called the Oneida State Hospital. The hospital was meant to serve those who were going insane during their sentences.

There are many various well-known individuals that have served time at Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center. There is also a garment shop at the facility, as well.

In addition, two individuals escaped from Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center in 2015. This became the subject of a show, “Escape from Oneida”. The seven-episode series premiered in 2018, and has won various awards.

Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center
Facility Name
Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center
Facility Type
State Prison
Wisconsin Department of Corrections
N8375 County Line Road, Oneida, WI, 54155-9300
Date Established
Offender Gender
Male Offenders
Postal Code
Outagamie County
Official Website

Visitation Hours

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

Inmate Search

If you want to search for an inmate at Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center, you can use this inmate locator here: http://doc.wi.gov/families-visitors/find-facility/sanger-powers-correctional-center. Youthful offenders are not included in the search. You can search by name, and can also include birth year to filter results. You can also utilize their ID to find inmates, as well.

Sending a Mail

All mail can be inspected and opened, except for legal mail. Correspondence between inmates and friends/family members is encouraged. In addition, offenders cannot contact those who have an order of protection against them. Inmates can receive two food packages per month.

Photos can be received, but they must be 4” x 6” and cannot contain nudity. Polaroids are not accepted because they pose a security risk. Inmates at Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center can also receive five pages of “photocopied or printed” material. A request can be made to make an exception for legal material, but must be made several months in advance.

Send mail to this address:

Inmate Name, ID Number

Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center

N8375 County Line Road, Oneida, WI, 54155-9300

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Sending Money

Inmates at Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center can receive Postal Service Money Orders from friends and family. You can deposit up to $50 per day before a visiting session, as well. Inmates receive a printout of their monthly activity. The “balance” of an inmate cannot be disclosed to anyone other than the inmate.

If the source of the funds cannot be identified for whatever reason, it will be treated as contraband. There may be money deducted for an inmate’s fines or fees.

Phone Calls

Each inmate has an approved telephone list with up to 15 numbers. Only offenders/inmates can add or delete a phone number from their telephone list. Inmates can only make outgoing collect calls.

Calls at Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center are limited to thirty minutes, but the limit changes to ten minutes depending on inmate needs for the phones.

You can contact the facility in writing if an inmate is contacting you and the contact is unwanted.

Visiting Rules

Inmates at Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center are limited to four visitors per visiting session, and visiting days are everyday. Visiting hours are from 8 30 AM to 3 PM.


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