2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
August 7, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Young, Crowley, Bowen, Fields,
Berceau, Goyke, Ohnstad, Pope, Subeck, C. Taylor, Wachs and Zepnick,
cosponsored by Senators L. Taylor, Carpenter, Larson, Miller, Risser and
Vinehout. Referred to Committee on Corrections.
1An Act to repeal
to renumber and amend
301.20; and to create
301.26 (2) (title) and (a) and 301.26 (2) (c) of the statutes; relating to: a Type
31 juvenile correctional facility to be located in Milwaukee County.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill allows the Department of Corrections to contract for a new Type 1
juvenile correctional facility in Milwaukee County.
Under current law, juveniles that are adjudged delinquent of certain acts can
be placed in a secured Type 1 juvenile correctional facility. Currently, the Lincoln
Hills School for Boys, Copper Lake School for Girls, and Mendota Juvenile
Treatment Center are the only Type 1 juvenile correctional facilities in Wisconsin.
Current law also permits DOC to designate a residential care center for children and
youth as a Type 2 juvenile correctional facility. A juvenile that is placed in a Type
2 juvenile correctional facility and given Type 2 status under current law may, if he
or she violates a condition of the Type 2 placement, be placed in a Type 1 juvenile
correctional facility without a hearing or court order.
This bill requires DOC to contract for the supervision, maintenance, and
operation of a new Type 1 juvenile correctional facility in Milwaukee County to be
located at the same site as a Type 2 residential care center for children and youth.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
301.20 (title) of the statutes is repealed.
301.20 of the statutes is renumbered 301.26 (2) (b) and amended 3
(b) The department, with the approval of the governor, may purchase
5or accept a gift of land for a suitable site for an additional training school for
6delinquent boys and erect and equip such buildings as it considers necessary at such
7time as funds may be allocated for that purpose by the building commission. The
8training school or other additional facilities for delinquent boys financed by the
9authorized 1965-67 building program shall be located north of a line between La
10Crosse and Manitowoc.
The department shall operate and maintain the institution 11Type 1 juvenile correctional facility financed by the authorized 1965-67 building
12program and located in Irma, Lincoln County,
for the treatment of delinquent boys 13juveniles
who are adjudged delinquent and
placed under the supervision of the 14
department under s. 938.34 (4h) or (4m).
All laws pertaining to the care of juveniles received under s. 938.34 shall 16
apply to a facility that is contracted for, maintained, or operated by the department
17under this subsection
. Officers and employees of the institution facility
are subject 18
to the same laws as apply to other facilities described in s. 938.52.
301.26 (2) (title) and (a) of the statutes are created to read:
(title) Juvenile correctional facilities.
(a) In this subsection:
1. “Type 1 juvenile correctional facility” has the meaning given under s. 938.02 2
2. “Type 2 residential care center for children and youth” has the meaning given 4
under s. 938.02 (19r).
301.26 (2) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
(c) The department shall, under s. 301.08 (1) (b) 3., contract for the 7
supervision, maintenance, and operation of a residential care center for children and 8
youth, which the department shall designate as a Type 2 residential care center for 9
children and youth, and a Type 1 juvenile correctional facility to be located in the 10
same building or set of buildings in a county with a population of 750,000 or more.