What We Do
The House of Corrections is dedicated to quality programs with an emphasis on education and treatment. These programs can have a positive impact on an individual’s rehabilitation as well as their physical and mental well-being.
Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board and HOC Collaboration Inmate Job Center
In June of 2015, in collaboration with HOC, MAWIB received a Department of Labor grant to establish a job center within the HOC and reentry job program for inmates in and those recently released from custody.
Hour for Hour
Inside Inmate Work Crews: For every 24 hours worked, a day is removed from the inmate’s imposed length of incarceration.
Case Management Team: Armor Medical Services provides substance abuse group and individual treatments and assistance with re-entry from the correctional system by providing resources for shelter, health care enrolment, treatment, cognitive group sessions and anger management.
Fatherhood Initiative: The focus is on becoming a better parent. Serving male inmates in a six-week program focusing on cognitive thinking, parental roles with extended resources upon release. This group meets with male inmates Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. hours).
33 Series: A 12-week men’s bible study course. This class explores the basic foundations of authentic manhood and God’s clear design for men. Each man learned the four faces of manhood and how to anticipate and transition through the specific seasons of life. HOC was the first correctional facility in the state to host a livestream broadcast of the No Regrets Men’s Ministry through Elmbrook church.
Forklift Training: Commanding Officer Mark Ratzmann conducts a two-day class training inmates how to operate a forklift with safety. Inmates receive a three-year certification, which they can take to any job site.
IN2WORK: A culinary class taking place every Friday. This is a 12-week course and the inmates are given certificates upon graduation from the class. Hours are from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Benedict Center: A five-week certificate program. Nurturing parenting targets mothers with younger children, help in understanding their child’s development, help in communicating their feelings and alternative ways to discipline children.
Prisoner Reintegration Program (PRP): Program goals include enhanced release planning, help with alcohol and drug treatment, referrals for mental health treatment, referrals for employment programs and assistance, referrals for education services and other needs. Once the individual successfully completes PRP, they move on to WCS Wiser Choice, wnich promotes healthy lifestyles, provides treatment and recovery services.