CEA Wisconsin History
CEA Wisconsin is the second-oldest CEA state chapter. We have a tradition of advancing correctional education practices. Be part of that tradition as a member of CEA-W.
Nearly a century ago, an article in the November 19, 1922 issue of the Wisconsin State Journal declared, “Education is one of the most compelling forces in the life of prisoners by which they hope to obtain their ultimate liberty.”
The following is a timeline of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Division of Adult Institutions educational milestones this timeline includes events that have occurred since the first state correctional facility was opened in Wisconsin.
Numerous educational pathways have formed between the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and the Wisconsin Technical College System. These pathways have changed over time. The partnership between DOC and WTCS has remained strong and is still evolving.