Ms. Jo Skalski, Superintendent
1859 North 4th Street
P.O. Box 36
New Richmond, WI 54017-0036
Phone (715) 246-6971
FAX (715) 246-3680
The St. Croix Correctional Center is in the City of New Richmond, WI, located in a farming community, and was styled into the Challenge Incarceration Program in January 1991. The site consists of a 40,000 square foot metal fabricated structure, completed in 1994, which houses the Center’s administrative and staff offices, inmate dormitories, food services, combined dining hall/gymnasium, laundry, and general support facilities. The original modular structure, built in 1978 and expanded in 1985, is used for educational programs and housing. A modular structure was also built in 2003 to house female offenders in separate dormitories.
The Challenge Incarceration Program mission is to provide inmates the opportunity to gain the personal resources needed to return to the community, to successfully complete parole/extended supervision, and to remain crime and drug free.
This is to be accomplished in an environment that affords safety for staff, inmates, and the community, as well as allowing inmates the opportunity to make the needed changes in their lives. The program is designed in a manner in which a participant may successfully complete all program components in a minimum of 180 days. These changes will be effectuated through participation in physical exercise, military drill and ceremony, manual labor, personal development counseling, substance abuse treatment, education group interaction and release preparation. The Challenge Incarceration Program is voluntary; however, all program elements are mandatory. The Challenge Incarceration Program also provides an additional alternative to revocation option for Probation and Parole.
The above mission is to be accomplished while maintaining a recidivism rate equal to or better than similar inmate populations that are released through other release mechanisms.
The center has two programs: the 180-day program, known as Challenge Incarceration Program; and the 120-day ATR program known as ATLAS. The CIP began in 1991 with 18 inmates and is designed for Department of Adult Institution. The ATLAS program began in 1995 with eight inmates and is solely for Probation and Parole offenders as an ATR. Both of these programs are structured around discipline and treatment.
The Center's mission is to provide the program participants with the opportunity to gain the personal resources needed to return to the community, to successfully complete community supervision and to remain crime and chemically free.
The program includes rigorous physical activity, manual work assignments, regimentation and discipline, instruction on military bearing, intensive AODA treatment, individualized educational programming and in-depth group interaction addressing rational thinking and responsible behavior. Both programs are voluntary, however, all program elements are mandatory.
Our past and future efforts have and will remain consistent with our desire to work closely with the community and to provide the best possible corrections programming for the greatest number of offenders while affording a safe and protected environment for all.
LO In This Facility Participating In The CIP Program
Looking for ANY, & ALL, information regarding this program & facility. Somebody must have a LO who's there now or has been within the past year. Interested know about letters, money, phone, photos, if they can receive institution-approved property, reading material, & visitation. Also ANY information about the CIP Program? I'm, REALLY, seeking some answers. A prompt response would be sincerely appreciated. Thanks