Register January 2012 No. 673
Chapter DOC 350
Purpose and authority.
Physical environment for new or substantially remodeled jails.
Physical environment of existing jails.
Sanitation and hygiene.
Records and reporting.
Policy and procedure manual.
Inmate health screening and care.
Control and administration of medications.
Communicable disease control.
Ch. DOC 350 Note
Chapter HSS 350 was renumbered Chapter DOC 350 and revised under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., 2., 6. and 7., Stats., Register, April, 1990, No. 412
; Chapter DOC 350 was repealed and recreated by emergency rule effective March 19, 1990.
Purpose and authority.
The purpose of this chapter is to establish minimum standards for the design and construction of jails, for maintaining sanitary and safe conditions in jails and the security of jails, and due process protections for inmates alleged to have violated jail conduct rules and subject to disciplinary proceedings and for the development of written inmate program standards for jails. The rules are promulgated under the authority of ss. 227.11 (2) (a)
, 301.03 (5)
, and 302.365
This chapter applies to all jails established by counties under s. 302.30
, Stats., all state-local shared correctional facilities established under s. 302.45
, Stats., and all county houses of corrections established under s. 303.16
DOC 350.02 History
Cr. Register, February, 1990, No. 410
, eff. 3-1-90.
In this chapter:
"Cell" means a secure room designed and used as a sleeping room for one person confined in a jail, except that when the jail meets the conditions for double celling under s. DOC 350.07
, "cell" means a secure room designed as a sleeping room and used for sleeping one or 2 persons confined in a jail.
"Confinement" means placement in a cell of a person who has been arrested and is awaiting bail or bond posting, arraignment or another legal proceeding listed under ss. 938.208
, Stats., for juveniles, or s. 302.31
, Stats., for adults.
"Contraband" means any item not allowed in a jail by the sheriff or by this chapter.
"Dayroom" means an area in a jail which is designed and used as a leisure time area and which is readily accessible to a group of cells or a dormitory or is located within a dormitory.
"Department" means the Wisconsin department of corrections.
"Detention strength" means strong enough to resist damage an inmate could inflict with tools or equipment that would normally be in his or her possession.
"Division" means the division of probation and parole.
"Dormitory" means a room used for sleeping purposes and designed for occupancy by 2 or more persons.
"Health screening form" means the form or forms developed by a jail to obtain at admission information relating to each inmates' medical and dental condition, medical illnesses or disabilities, mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, alcohol or other drug abuse problems and suicide risk.
"Holding room" means a secure room in the jail designed for holding more than one inmate of the same sex and security classification as determined by the segregation requirements specified in s. 302.36
, Stats., for the purpose of processing admissions and releases.
"Huber law inmate" means an inmate granted the privilege of leaving a jail under s. 303.08
, Stats., or s. 973.09
"Jail" means a place of confinement operated by a sheriff for the purposes listed under s. 302.31
, Stats. "Jail" includes a jail as defined under s. 302.30
, Stats., a state-local shared correctional facility as defined under s. 302.45
, Stats., and a county house of corrections as defined under ss. 303.16
"Multi-purpose room" means a room or an area in a jail that is designated for recreational activities, physical exercise or congregate assembly other than visiting.
"Privileged mail" means any written materials between an inmate and an attorney, court, government or jail official.
"Receiving cell" means a secure room designed and used as a sleeping room for one person confined in a jail to segregate the person for admission, release or disciplinary purposes.
"Secretary" means the secretary of the department.
"Secure perimeter of the jail" means the secure outer boundaries of a jail.
"Security classification" means a grouping of inmates based on the level of supervision required, the nature of the offense for which the inmate was arrested or of which the inmate was convicted, or other criteria set by the sheriff.
"Sheriff" means the person in charge of jail operations or a designee.
"Special needs inmate" means any inmate who is identified or suspected of having a medical illness or disability, mental illness, a developmental disability or alcohol or other drug abuse problem or who is a suicide risk.