Each institution shall deposit in each youth's account a weekly allowance in an amount to be determined by the department.
(4) Transfer of money.
Each institution shall create a policy for transfer of money, at the request of a youth, from a general account to a savings account.
(5) Cash grant.
Each institution shall evaluate a youth's need for a cash grant sufficient to meet the immediate, but unmet needs of the youth for the day of release from the institution. The institution shall consider the amount of money in the youth's account and the availability of other resources in determining the amount of the cash grant.
Each youth shall be provided, upon reasonable request, information regarding the youth's accounts, including receipt numbers, disbursements and the balance of the account. Institutions shall provide a youth with monthly statements of the youth's accounts. If a youth has funds in an account in the institution's savings program, a statement from the financial institution that is used for the youth's savings account shall be provided at least quarterly.
Each institution shall follow the division's written policies and procedures for disbursement of general account funds by the institution to pay for court-ordered surcharges and restitution, institution restitution or other financial obligations owed by the youth.
Each superintendent shall create a written policy and procedure that will permit youth to request the disbursement of funds in their accounts consistent with sub. (1)
. The policy and procedure shall be consistent with this chapter and shall include information regarding all of the following:
A requirement that all decisions shall be in writing with reasons stating the underlying facts upon which each decision is made.
Youth may not open charge accounts or possess charge cards, purchase items or services on credit or installment plan, receive any property with a balance owing or enter into any agreement incurring a future financial obligation.
When a youth is transferred to another institution, the youth's accounts shall be transferred to that institution within 30 days.
Upon release or transfer to community supervision, youth funds may be transferred to and managed by the youth's agent or county worker.
(8) Funds for legal correspondence and copying.
A youth without sufficient funds in an assigned account to pay for paper, writing instruments, envelopes, photocopy work or postage for legitimate legal correspondence may receive a loan. The loan amount shall be charged to the youth's account for future repayment while in any institution or community placement. Loans for this purpose shall be for actual institution costs and shall not exceed $100.00 per year.
Each institution shall provide a canteen. The superintendent shall establish, in writing, the maximum amount of money that may be spent in a specified period of time by a youth in the canteen. A current list of approved and available merchandise, including the price of each item, shall be made available to youth. Copies shall be made available to youth who do not have direct access to the canteen. A superintendent may create a policy to permit youth to purchase specified personal property that is not supplied by the canteen.
Each canteen shall maintain a bookkeeping system for withdrawal of funds from the youth's general account for purchases made through the canteen. No canteen shall use money as a means of exchange for youth.
DOC 379.20 History
Cr. Register, June, 2000, No. 534
, eff. 7-1-00.
Institutions shall encourage youth to communicate with their families, government officials and people concerned with the welfare of youth. This policy is intended to foster reintegration into the community, maintain family ties, motivate youth, improve morale and contribute to security. The superintendent may establish policies or procedures, subject to the approval of the administrator, relating to the use of telephones.
A telephone shall only be used in a lawful manner.
Monitor and record a youth's telephone call under s. DOC 376.05
. A properly placed call to or from an attorney, an attorney's assistant or approved law student may not knowingly be monitored or recorded.
Record the conversation and the date, time, destination, number and duration of a call.
Disclose the contents of a recording of a youth's telephone conversation to any of the following:
An investigating officer from the department or another state or federal agency.
Use the contents of a recording of his or her telephone conversation for any of the following reasons:
For investigations of threats to the health, safety or welfare of staff, the public or other youth.
Each institution shall have a written policy available to youth that contains a specific procedure for telephone calls and that sets time limits for calls. The procedure shall be consistent with this chapter.
The superintendent may make exceptions to any policy regarding limits on calls consistent with the policy stated in this section.
Youth may be permitted to call approved close family members or other persons approved by the superintendent. If a youth has no close family members, the youth may be permitted to call persons on the approved visitor list.
Each youth shall be permitted to make a minimum of 2 telephone calls per month. Where resources permit, more than 2 telephone calls may be permitted.
Telephone calls not made during the month may not be accrued for use at a later date.
A youth may be prohibited from calling under this section if segregated from the general population.
Institutions shall permit calls to be at least 5 minutes in duration.
In the case of emergencies, including critical illness or death of a family member, a special telephone call may be permitted regardless of the security status of the youth or the number of calls already made during that month.
A youth may be permitted to make phone calls to a youth's spouse or parent committed to another Wisconsin correctional institution. The institution may require payment for the cost of the calls. Calls between spouses or a youth and parent are subject to the limits under sub. (4) (d)
. The superintendent may approve calls between siblings in Wisconsin correctional institutions.
Youth shall be permitted to call attorneys, attorney assistants or approved law students regarding legal matters, consistent with the program and security needs of the institution.
Calls are subject to superintendent approval as to time and duration.
A youth's telephone calls to an attorney, attorney assistant or approved law student are not subject to the limit in number in sub. (4) (d)
or the visitor list requirement.
Telephone calls to attorneys, attorney assistants or approved law students shall be made collect.
DOC 379.21 History
Cr. Register, June, 2000, No. 534
, eff. 7-1-00.