Inmate Programs

Detention Inmate Programs
Milwaukee County Jail
949 N. 9th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Milwaukee County Jail provides opportunities for inmates to improve themselves through participation in a variety of education, health, religious programs and support groups.


High School

  • Instruction provided by the Milwaukee Public School System.
  • 14 to 17 year old inmates can earn high school credits or a diploma.
  • Enrollment: 50 students daily.


  • Instruction provided by the Milwaukee Area Technical College.
  • Adult inmates learn basic skills, prepare and test for their GED's.
  • GED test administered bi-weekly.
  • Enrollment: approximately 75 students.


The Milwaukee County Jail has approximately 135 active volunteers. These volunteers spend between 4-40 hours per month in the Jail, providing over 650 hours of service and 2500 inmate contacts.

Education - Tutors, teachers, academic testing, parenting classes
Health & Community Education - AIDS Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Nutrition, Risky Behaviors, Domestic Violence                                                                    
upport Groups - Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Anger Management, Womens' and Mens' Issues, Self-Esteem
Religious - Services, Bible Study, Spirituality classes





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