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Our Mission

The mission of the Bureau of Correctional Enterprises is to enhance public safety by providing jobs and training for persons in our care.

Why BCE?

Working with BCE saves taxpayers money. Revenues are used to develop vocational programs for those in our care, and are reinvested in recycling initiatives. This helps to develop marketable skills and experience in financially viable businesses. This training and work experience for Wisconsin inmates leads to their long term success both while in prison and in the community. BCE provides a low price one stop shop with statewide personalized service from knowledgeable sales staff. Secondly, working with BCE helps successful reintegration of offenders upon release. Numerous studies focusing on the cycle of recidivism argue that stable employment is a strong indicator of preventing criminal activity, specifically for those who have been incarcerated. With this in mind, the Transition Program, an initiative of the Department of Corrections - Bureau of Correctional Enterprises (BCE) is designed to help inmate workers capitalize on work experience and skills acquired during incarceration and to aid in employment readiness for post-incarceration.

Our Products & Services

BCE is the Department Of Corrections manufacturing enterprise. BCE operates thirteen teams in eleven different correctional facilities. This program provides vocational training and work skills development to individuals in our care. BCE provides a variety of products and services to state and local governments, universities and non-profit organizations.

These products and sevices include but are not limited to:

  • Office Furniture
  • Ergonomic Seating
  • Systems Furniture, Files & Bookshelves
  • Signage, Badges & Nameplates
  • Printing Services
  • Embroidery
  • Textile Products
  • Laundry Services
  • Institutional Furniture

BCE Showroom and Business Office

3099 East Washington Avenue

Madison, WI 53708


BCE's showroom adjoins the business office, which is located at the address below. Please call your sales representative for an appointment.