Register December 2006 No. 612
Chapter DOC 374
ADMINISTRATIVE CONFINEMENT IN TYPE 1 SECURED CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS
DOC 374.01   Authority and purpose.
DOC 374.02   Applicability.
DOC 374.03   Definitions.
DOC 374.04   Criteria.
DOC 374.05   ACRC hearing.
DOC 374.06   ACRC hearing: advocates.
DOC 374.07   ACRC hearing decision and youth appeal.
DOC 374.08   Reviews by the ACRC and superintendent.
DOC 374.09   Appeals by youth of ACRC review decisions.
DOC 374.10   Living conditions.
Ch. DOC 374 Note Note: Chapter HSS 334 as it existed on June 30, 2000 was repealed and a new Chapter DOC 374 was created, Register, June, 2000, No. 534, effective July 1, 2000.
DOC 374.01 DOC 374.01 Authority and purpose. This chapter is promulgated under the authority of ss. 227.11 (2), 301.03 and 938.48 (16), Stats., to provide for the administrative confinement in a secure setting of a youth in a type 1 secured correctional facility when the youth's presence in the general population poses a serious threat to life, property, self, staff, or other youth, or to the security or orderly operation of the institution. Youth misconduct shall be handled under ch. DOC 373.
DOC 374.01 History History: Cr. Register, June, 2000, No. 534, eff. 7-1-00.
DOC 374.02 DOC 374.02 Applicability. This chapter applies to the department of corrections and all youth in type 1 secured correctional facilities.
DOC 374.02 History History: Cr. Register, June, 2000, No. 534, eff. 7-1-00.
DOC 374.03 DOC 374.03 Definitions. In this chapter:
DOC 374.03(1) (1) "ACRC" means the administrative confinement review committee appointed by the superintendent, consisting of 3 members, one of whom shall be from security, one from the youth's treatment team and one of whom who shall be a supervisor who will serve as the committee chair.
DOC 374.03(2) (2) "Administrative confinement" means an involuntary nonpunitive status for the confinement of a youth because the youth's behavior presents a danger to self or others, or poses a serious risk to institution security, including but not limited to, escape risk or disturbance.
DOC 374.03(3) (3) "Administrator" means the administrator of the department's division of juvenile corrections or that person's designee.
DOC 374.03(4) (4) "Close confinement" means restriction of a youth to the youth's assigned room with a minimum of one hour of out-of-room time per day.
DOC 374.03(5) (5) "Department" means the department of corrections.
DOC 374.03(6) (6) "Disturbance" means a serious disruption to institution order or security by 2 or more youth.
DOC 374.03(7) (7) "Hearing record" means the exhibits presented at hearing, a summary of witness statements and the views of each ACRC member.
DOC 374.03(8) (8) "Institution" means a type 1 secured correctional facility.
DOC 374.03(9) (9) "Modified confinement" means restriction of a youth to the youth's assigned room with a minimum of 4 hours of out-of-room time per day.
DOC 374.03(10) (10) "Staff" means an employee of the institution where the youth is housed.
DOC 374.03(11) (11) "Superintendent" means the superintendent of a type 1 secured correctional facility or the superintendent's designee.
DOC 374.03(12) (12) "Type 1 secured correctional facility" has the meaning given in s. 938.02 (19), Stats.
DOC 374.03(13) (13) "Youth" means a person or persons under the supervision of the department in an institution consistent with the requirements of law and regardless of age.
DOC 374.03 History History: Cr. Register, June, 2000, No. 534, eff. 7-1-00.
DOC 374.04 DOC 374.04 Criteria. A superintendent may place a youth in administrative confinement if the superintendent reasonably believes that any of the following is true:
DOC 374.04(1) (1) The youth presents a significant risk of harm to self, another person or institution security as evidenced by a behavior or a history of homicidal, assaultive or other violent behavior or by an attempt or threat to cause harm, including prior to and after institution placement.
DOC 374.04(2) (2) The youth's presence in the general population poses a significant risk of escape.
DOC 374.04(3) (3) The youth's continued presence in general population poses a significant risk of a disturbance.
DOC 374.04 History History: Cr. Register, June, 2000, No. 534, eff. 7-1-00.
DOC 374.05 DOC 374.05 ACRC hearing.
DOC 374.05(1)(1) When a superintendent places a youth in administrative confinement, the ACRC shall conduct a hearing within the time limits in sub. (3) to determine if a youth has been properly placed in administrative confinement under s. DOC 374.04.
DOC 374.05(2) (2) The superintendent shall give a youth written notice of the hearing to be conducted by the ACRC within 24 hours of placement in administrative confinement. The notice shall include:
DOC 374.05(2)(a) (a) The reason that administrative confinement is considered necessary.
DOC 374.05(2)(b) (b) The evidence to be considered at the hearing, which may include documents which have been amended to conceal the identity of persons whose disclosure would threaten personal safety or institution security.
DOC 374.05(2)(c) (c) The sources of information relied upon, unless the disclosure would threaten personal safety or institution security.
DOC 374.05(2)(d) (d) An explanation of the possible consequences of any decision.
DOC 374.05(2)(e) (e) An explanation of the youth's rights at the hearing under sub. (4), including the right to an advocate, the procedure for requesting an advocate and the role of the advocate at the hearing.
DOC 374.05(2)(f) (f) The date, time and place of the hearing and an order directing the youth to appear at the hearing.
DOC 374.05(3) (3) The ACRC shall conduct a hearing after the youth is placed in confinement, to be held no sooner than one day and no later than 7 days after service of the notice in sub. (2). A youth may request that the ACRC delay the hearing for additional preparation time. Unless there are good reasons for not granting additional time, the ACRC shall grant a reasonable amount of additional time.
DOC 374.05(4) (4) At a hearing conducted by the ACRC, a youth shall have all of the following rights:
DOC 374.05(4)(a) (a) The right to be present at the hearing.
DOC 374.05(4)(b) (b) The right to deny the allegations.
DOC 374.05(4)(c) (c) The right to present documentary evidence.
DOC 374.05(4)(d) (d) The right to call and question witnesses.
DOC 374.05(4)(e) (e) The right to be assisted by an advocate.
DOC 374.05(4)(f) (f) The right to receive a written decision, stating the reasons for the decision based upon the evidence.
DOC 374.05(4)(g) (g) The right to appeal the finding under s. DOC 374.07 (2).
DOC 374.05(5) (5) At the hearing, all of the following shall occur:
DOC 374.05(5)(a) (a) The ACRC committee chair shall read aloud the reason for placing the youth in administrative confinement.
DOC 374.05(5)(b) (b) All witnesses for or against the youth shall have an opportunity to speak, including staff who recommended placement and the youth.
DOC 374.05(5)(c) (c) The ACRC may require medical or physical evidence to be offered.
DOC 374.05(5)(d) (d) The ACRC may permit the youth or the youth's advocate, if any, to ask direct questions of the witnesses or require the youth or the youth's advocate, if any, to submit questions to the ACRC to be asked of the witnesses. If the ACRC requires the youth or the youth's advocate to submit questions, the ACRC shall provide a reasonable amount of time to the youth or the youth's advocate to create the questions.
DOC 374.05(5)(e) (e) Repetitive, disrespectful or irrelevant questions may be forbidden.
DOC 374.05(5)(f) (f) Whenever the ACRC determines that a witness shall not be called or that the identities of sources of information relied upon or any statements or evidence should not be included in the written record because personal safety or institution security is implicated, the ACRC shall indicate the fact of the omission in the hearing record which may consist of a written summary of the proceedings.
DOC 374.05 History History: Cr. Register, June, 2000, No. 534, eff. 7-1-00.
DOC 374.06 DOC 374.06 ACRC hearing: advocates.
DOC 374.06(1) (1) A superintendent shall designate staff to serve as advocates for youth at ACRC hearings. Preference shall be given to staff who volunteer. A youth may select an advocate, subject to the individual's consent and availability. Staff involved in the decision to place a youth in administrative confinement may not act as the youth's advocate.
DOC 374.06(2) (2) Before the ACRC hearing, the advocate shall help the youth understand the issues and help in the preparation and presentation of any defense, including gathering evidence and witness testimony and preparing the youth's own statement. The advocate may speak on behalf of the youth at the ACRC hearing or may help the youth state a defense. After the ACRC hearing, the advocate shall discuss the issues with the youth, ensure that the youth understands what happened at the ACRC hearing and answer any questions.
DOC 374.06 History History: Cr. Register, June, 2000, No. 534, eff. 7-1-00.
DOC 374.07 DOC 374.07 ACRC hearing decision and youth appeal.
DOC 374.07(1)(1) The ACRC shall do all of the following after the hearing under s. DOC 374.05 is completed:
DOC 374.07(1)(a) (a) Deliberate in private considering only the youth's institution records and the evidence presented at the hearing that supports or refutes the need for administrative confinement.
DOC 374.07(1)(b) (b) Issue a written decision by majority vote within 3 days after the hearing that does one of the following:
DOC 374.07(1)(b)1. 1. States that the evidence and the youth's institution records support the need for administrative confinement. The decision shall state the period of time the youth shall remain in confinement and may provide the conditions that must be met before the youth can be released from administrative confinement.
DOC 374.07(1)(b)2. 2. States that the evidence and the youth's institution records do not support the need for administrative confinement, in which case the ACRC shall issue a written order that requires the immediate release of the youth from administrative confinement.
DOC 374.07(1)(c) (c) Provide the youth with a copy of the decision and a copy of the summary of the hearing record, except portions regarding the identities of sources of information or containing statements or evidence that could, upon disclosure, threaten personal safety or institution security.
DOC 374.07(2) (2) A youth may appeal an ACRC hearing decision to the superintendent within 5 days of the date of the decision and may appeal a superintendent's decision to the administrator within 5 days of the date of the superintendent's decision. The superintendent or administrator shall issue a written decision within 7 days of receipt of the appeal. Failure to issue a decision affirms the prior decision.
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