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Wisconsin Criminal Records

Wisconsin Criminal, Inmate & Background Check Information At Corrections & Police Departments

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Where To Access Criminal Records In Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Police

About This Office:

The Crime Information Bureau (CBI) is overseen by the Department of Justice. The CBI is the state’s central repository for criminal records and also oversees the State Crime Laboratory and the Training and Standards Bureau.

Criminal Records At This Office:

Criminal records can be requested online by registered users, who are typically employers or landlords who request numerous criminal records checks, or one-time users with a major credit card. Individuals requesting criminal records online pay $13 per name. Mailed or faxed requests cost $18 per name and must be submitted with a completed request form and self-addressed stamped envelope for mailed reports. All requests are name-based and identifying information should be as specific as possible.

Access To Wisconsin Criminal Records:

Wisconsin is an open records state, meaning Wisconsin criminal records are available upon request to the general public. Juvenile, sealed and expunged records are protected. Law enforcement may access complete criminal records, as can individuals wishing to review personal records.

How To Lookup Inmate & Incarceration Records In Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Corrections

About This Office:

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) oversees the Division of Adult Institutions and is responsible for 20 correctional facilities in the state. DOC offers inmate programs like substance abuse counseling, cognitive intervention, work release, basic education and skills training to help rehabilitate and reduce recidivism.

Inmate Records At This Office:

Wisconsin inmate lookup can be done online through the DOC offender search system. Users may enter DOC ID number to search or may enter a combination of identifiers like name, race, age range, offender status and birth year.

Access To Wisconsin Inmate Records:

Wisconsin inmate lookup gives the public access to important inmate information. Information disclosed includes a photo spread, name and known aliases, birth year, age, gender, race, weight, height, hair and eye color, supervision status, name of correctional facility, parole eligibility date, mandatory release date, and lists any court cases and the outcome. The court case number is a link to the actual conviction information online.

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Wisconsin  Crime Information Bureau

About This Office:

The Wisconsin Department of Justice works to assist law enforcement and district attorneys by providing necessary criminal records, fingerprint records and forensic support to make Wisconsin a safe place to call home. The Crime Information Bureau maintains the criminal record repository, sex offender registry and operates the Wisconsin Handgun Hotline.

Background Checks At This Office:

Wisconsin is an open records state, and anyone may request Wisconsin background checks. Criminal records open to the public include arrests, convictions, acquittals, dismissals, pending arrests and sentence information for misdemeanor and felony charges. Registered felons and sex offenders are noted with a flag on the result. Juvenile records are protected.

Access To Wisconsin Background Records:

Wisconsin criminal background checks can be obtained online through the Online Criminal History Record Check System. Individuals search online by submitting full name, date of birth, race, and gender, with the social security number being optional. Request forms can also be mailed or faxed with a fee, and the results will be mailed.

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