Register August 2014 No. 704
Chapter DOC 350
Purpose and authority.
Physical environment for new or substantially remodeled jails.
Physical environment for new or substantially remodeled jails on or after March 1, 1990 to September 1, 2014.
Physical environment of jails constructed before March 1, 1990.
Policy and procedure manual.
Records and reporting.
Sanitation and hygiene.
Inmate health screening.
Inmate health care.
Health care policy.
Control and administration of medications.
Use of restraints.
Programs and services.
Ch. DOC 350 Note
Chapter DOC 350 as it existed on August 31, 2014, was repealed and a new ch. DOC 350 was created, Register August 2014 No. 704, effective September 1, 2014.
Purpose and authority.
The purpose of this chapter is to establish minimum standards for the design, construction, and operation of jails and houses of correction. The rules are promulgated under the authority of ss. 227.11 (2) (a)
, 301.03 (5)
, and 302.365
DOC 350.01 History
History: CR 13-038: cr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14. DOC 350.02
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 correction established under s. 303.16
DOC 350.02 History
Cr. Register, February, 1990, No. 410
, eff. 3-1-90; CR 13-038: r. and recr. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
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 350.20
, "cell" means a secure room designed as a sleeping room and used for sleeping one or two 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.
"Court holding room" means a secure room outside the secure perimeter of the jail adjacent to or near courtrooms.
"Dayroom" means an area in a jail that is readily accessible to inmates, contiguous to a group of cells or dormitory, and is designed and used for leisure or recreation activities but not for sleeping purposes.
"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.
"Dormitory" means a room used for sleeping purposes and designed for occupancy by two or more persons.
"Exercise space" means a room or an area in a jail that is designated for inmate exercise and recreation.
"Health screening form" means the form used to record information about medical, mental health, and dental conditions; physical and 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 classification for the purpose of processing admissions and releases.