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Parsons House (Federal Residential Reentry Center)

Parsons House provides community re-entry services to Federal Bureau of Prison inmates who are within six months of their sentence completion. Residents are guided through cognitive, behavioral-based programs that emphasize personal accountability, responsibility, employment, reintegration with family and release planning.

Program Goal

The goal of Parsons House is to provide a successful community transition for Federal Bureau of Prisons inmate completing the last six months of their sentence.

Program History

The present Parsons House program began operations on February 15, 1994. Parsons House was so named in honor of James Parsons. He was the founder of the Wisconsin Society of the Friendless which is what WCS was originally named. Mr. Parsons was also the father of WCS Executive Director, Ruth Baker, who served as director from 1922 until the early 1950s.

Program Method

A case plan is developed and implemented by Parsons House staff based on individual assessed needs and sentence conditions with input from the resident, the Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Probation Office and the Parsons House case manager.

Program Services

  • Case Management
  • Monitoring Services
  • Treatment Services
  • Job Development
  • Job Placement
  • Counseling
  • Discharge Planning


Parsons House (Federal Residential Reentry Center)
2930 N. 25th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53206
Phone (414) 445-3301
Fax (414) 445-8053