House of Correction

House of Correction

Programs to Rehabilitate & Re-introduce Citizens to Community

House of Correction

Who We Are

The Milwaukee County House of Correction is an honorable organization of committed officers with the integrity to adapt, overcome and achieve. We will maintain and ensure a safe and secure environment that consists of correctional programs to rehabilitate and re-introduce our citizens back into the community.

HOC Administration

Superintendent Michael Hafemann

Michael Hafemann assumed control and management of the Milwaukee County House of Correction in May 2013. Mr. Hafemann graduated from the UW-Milwaukee with a bachelor's degree with core studies in communications, history and anthropology. Mr. Hafemann has shown his aptitude for working in the field of law enforcement and corrections with over three decades of experience. In his previous leadership positions, Mr. Hafemann has made inmate programming a priority, ranging from work release to GED attainment. He has made ensuring that the jail/correctional facilities run in a safe, secure and effective manner an issue of much importance.

Assistant Superintendent Jose Hernandez

Jose Hernandez began his career with Milwaukee County in February of 1992 as a correctional officer 1. In the fall of 1995, he was selected as a canine handler and continued to serve the agency in this capacity until June of 2010 at which time he was appointed to the rank of lieutenant and was eventually designated to oversee detention services bureau canine program in its entirety. Mr. Hernandez was appointed as captain in October 2011. His area of responsibility was broadened to include Detention Services Bureau and all divisions of the agency’s canine program. In June of 2013, he was promoted to the rank of assistant superintendent.

Mr. Hernandez has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration and also a graduate of the Force Science Institute. He currently serves on the board of directors for God Touch Milwaukee, Zechariah's Acres and Greater Praise Community Development Corporation.

Assistant Superintendent David Rugaber

(Bio Pending)

Fiscal Operation Manager June Jackson

June Jackson graduated from UW-Madison’s School of Business and began her career with AT&T in 1988. Some of her roles at AT&T included working in new service development at AT&T’s headquarters in New Jersey as a staff manager completing business cases on new service concepts with AT&T Bell Labs, and as a global sales manager responsible for all national accounts and AT&T sales offices in the state of Kentucky. She also worked for Bell Core as an international consultant until 1999. After starting a family, June joined Farmers Insurance Group. Her business focused on securities and also real estate appraising. In July of 2013, June accepted the position of House of Correction Fiscal Operations Manager. She brings nearly 30 years of business and management experience to the House of Correction.

Support for Families

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Visit an Inmate

We use HomeWav for video visitation. To create an account, go to and set up your profile.

Visiting Hours

Facility Visiting: Sunday and Tuesday: Closed. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

HomeWav Visting From Outside Facility: Sunday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Use our convenient online tool to schedule visits at least 24 hours in advance. You can also schedule a visit in person at the lobby kiosk. You are not able to schedule, reschedule or cancel visits over the phone.

Visits are 30 minutes. Inmates may have one visit per day and four visits per week. Two adults or one adult with two children per visit. The children must be the inmate's children and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Unkept visits will count as a scheduled visit.

Visitation Policies

  • No electronic devices (cell phones, tablets, e-readers, MP3 players)
  • Appropriate attire (including nothing sleeveless) must be worn 
  • No strollers/car seats/diaper bags are allowed in the visiting area
  • No food, gum, smoking materials or beverages are allowed in the video visiting area
  • Former inmates must wait six months from the date they were released before they are able to visit
  • Inmates in disciplinary housing may not have visitors

Anyone found in violation of this will have their visiting privileges restricted for a minimum of 30 days.

Schedule a Visit


8885 South 68th Street
Franklin, Wisconsin 53132
(414) 427-4700
Fax: (414) 427-8017

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