Portage is home to the Columbia Correctional Institution. This prison serves Columbia County County and surrounding areas. Columbia Correctional Institution is a close, medium, minimum, community security prison facility located in Columbia County. Columbia Correctional Institution is a state prison, serving Portage and surrounding areas. Be sure to check that an inmate is at a location and can receive visitors before making travel plans.
More than anything, inmates need contact with their friends and family on the outside. Jails and Prisons don’t make this easy. Many charge inmates up to $14 a minute to make a long-distance phone call. Fortunately, there is an easy way to provide the jail with a local number your inmate can call that will ring your phone and/or those of other family and friends no matter where everyone lives. An inmate can then make their calls using the local number rate while talking to friends and family long distance. This service is provided by Globaltel at Inmate Calls. To send mail to an inmate go to Jail Postcards.
Step one is to locate your inmate. Inmates may be in a local city jail pending trial or following sentencing before transfer to a longer-term state prison. Step two is to call the inmate. Gaining permission to visit a prisoner is often difficult. You’ll need to call an inmate first to learn what days and times and places they have been approved for visitation. Setting up phone service with an inmate will allow you to get this information directly so you can avoid any problems.
Columbia Correctional Institution is a state prison, so most Wisconsin state prison inmates at Columbia Correctional Institution will be serving longer sentences for more serious crimes than those held in City Police Jails or County Prisons. Incarceration in a State prison is hard on inmates and their families. Inmates will need regular funding for their commissary accounts to purchase items like postage, phone calls and even items like soap and toothpaste. This can be an extra burden on their family, so setting up a discount prison call account to avoid the fees jails charge for long distance calls is important. This can be set up at thru Globaltel’s local jail call service at Inmate Calls. Getting friends and family to chip in to regularly fund the inmate’s commissary account can also ease the financial burden on those now left to support their household on their own.
Columbia Correctional Institution is in the EST time zone. The warden at Columbia Correctional Institution is Warden Chris Hodgson. The current capacity of Columbia Correctional Institution is 1341. The total capacity of Columbia Correctional Institution is 1427. This can give you an indication of what living conditions are like at Columbia Correctional Institution. It’s important for families of inmates to help each other with information and tips about the prison facility they are in. You can leave comments and tips below about the best places to stay when visiting your inmate as well comments about any local service organization not already on our list of those available to help local families of inmates. We urge you to add your own comments about Columbia Correctional Institution below. “