- Strayer University - Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
The Department of Corrections in Wisconsin has a number of correctional facilities at the county, state, and federal level to oversee. These facilities all require accredited and professional men and women to fill necessary roles as corrections officers. At the county level, jails such as the Winnebago County Jail hold and process pre-sentenced inmates. State prisons like Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution and Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility may range from minimum security to maximum security facilities and take offenders that are serving medium to long-term sentences. Finally, violent offenders fall under federal jurisdiction and are housed at the Federal Correctional Institution, Oxford. However, all these facilities rely on the state and its employees to run effectively. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that growth in the correctional officer industry will continue by 5% over the next 10 years, meaning that by 2022 there will be 10,386 officers in Wisconsin's correctional facilities. For more information about whether this is the right career for you, read on.