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Unit 7 - Medium Custody Service Area

Institution Unit Supervisor: Angela Wood


Personal recovery is a guide to meet life long challenges. Successful participation in treatment will develop and/or maintain self-managed responsibility, independence, self-control, and self-reliance to help facilitate successful transition to a Department of Correction (DOC) facility.

Program Statement

The Treatment Team promotes and encourages programming, medication, therapy and healthy lifestyle choices while focusing on preparation for transfer to the Department of Corrections, medium custody Institutions. The mission of the Medium Custody Service Area is to provide a safe, non-violent, secure and structured treatment environment.  Our mission is to address the individual referral reasons of inmates to the Wisconsin Resource Center , to address symptom management and return to DOC for a successful and non-problematic assimilation.

The Medium Custody Service Area serves inmates who want to live and function in an open environment. It promotes non-violent communication based treatment to address referral reason(s). The unit program focuses on achieving self-governed compliance with rules and policies, commitment to a productive schedule, appropriate socialization, adequate coping skills and overall independent living skills.

The Medium Custody program encourages inmates to take further responsibility for self growth and reinforces this through a collaborative effort to address areas that present as problematic and interfere in functioning.  Development and application of these skills will increase the ability to negotiate a traditional institutional living environment and/or the community.  All unit staff will encourage treatment involvement in accordance with the unit program and WRC Mission.


  • The offender and Staff will identify and address individual treatment needs to address the DOC referral reason. 

  • Offenders are expected to participate in identified WRC programming as it relates to the referral reason. 

  • Staff will provide ongoing feedback in the target behavior areas of peer interactions, staff interactions and unit rule compliance, as identified in the individual's Functional Independence record. 

  • Offender's appropriate behaviors will be reinforced through a unit level system that provides privileges for pro-social behavior. 

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Last Revised:  April 23, 2014