301.235(1)(c) (c) “Nonprofit corporation" means a nonstock corporation organized under ch. 181 that is a nonprofit corporation, as defined in s. 181.0103 (17).
301.235(2) (2)The department shall have and may exercise the following powers and duties:
301.235(2)(a) (a) In order to provide new buildings and to enable the construction and financing thereof, to refinance indebtedness created by a nonprofit corporation for the purpose of providing a new building or buildings or additions or improvements thereto which are located on land owned by, or owned by the state and held for, the department or on lands of the institutions under the jurisdiction of the department or owned by the nonprofit corporation, or for any one or more of those purposes, but for no other purpose unless authorized by law, the department, subject to s. 16.848, has the following powers and duties:
301.235(2)(a)1. 1. Without limitation by reason of any other statute except ss. 13.48 (14) (am) and 16.848 (1), the power to sell and to convey title in fee simple to a nonprofit corporation any land and any existing buildings thereon owned by, or owned by the state and held for, the department or any of the institutions under the jurisdiction of the department for such consideration and upon such terms and conditions as in the judgment of the secretary are in the public interest.
301.235(2)(a)2. 2. The power to lease to a nonprofit corporation for a term or terms not exceeding 50 years each any land and any existing buildings thereon owned by, or owned by the state and held for, the department or any of the institutions under the jurisdiction of the department upon such terms and conditions as in the judgment of the secretary are in the public interest.
301.235(2)(a)3. 3. The power to lease or sublease from the nonprofit corporation, and to make available for public use, any such land and existing buildings conveyed or leased to the nonprofit corporation under subds. 1. and 2., and any new buildings erected upon the land or upon any other land owned by such nonprofit corporation, upon such terms, conditions and rentals, subject to available appropriations, as the secretary determines are in the public interest. With respect to any property conveyed to the nonprofit corporation under subd. 1., the lease from the nonprofit corporation may be subject or subordinated to one or more mortgages of the property granted by the nonprofit corporation.
301.235(2)(a)4. 4. The duty to submit the plans and specifications for all such new buildings and all conveyances, leases and subleases made under this section to the department of administration and the governor for written approval before they are finally adopted, executed and delivered.
301.235(2)(a)5. 5. The power to pledge and assign all or any part of the revenues derived from the operation of the new buildings as security for the payment of rentals due and to become due under any lease or sublease of the new buildings under subd. 3.
301.235(2)(a)6. 6. The power to covenant and agree in any lease or sublease of the new buildings made under subd. 3. to impose fees, rentals or other charges for the use and occupancy or other operation of the new buildings in an amount calculated to produce net revenues sufficient to pay the rentals due and to become due under the lease or sublease.
301.235(2)(a)7. 7. The power to apply all or any part of the revenues derived from the operation of existing buildings to the payment of rentals due and to become due under any lease or sublease made under subd. 3.
301.235(2)(a)8. 8. The power to pledge and assign all or any part of the revenues derived from the operation of existing buildings to the payment of rentals due and to become due under any lease or sublease made under subd. 3.
301.235(2)(a)9. 9. The power to covenant and agree in any lease or sublease made under subd. 3. to impose fees, rentals or other charges for the use and occupancy or other operation of existing buildings in an amount calculated to produce net revenues sufficient to pay the rentals due and to become due under the lease or sublease.
301.235(2)(a)10. 10. The power and duty, upon receipt of notice of any assignment by any such nonprofit corporation of any lease or sublease made under subd. 3., or of any of its rights under any such sublease, to recognize and give effect to the assignment, and to pay to the assignee thereof rentals or other payments then due or which may become due under any such lease or sublease which has been so assigned by the nonprofit corporation.
301.235(2)(b) (b) The state is liable for accrued rentals and for any other default under any lease or sublease made under par. (a) 3., and may be sued therefor on contract as in other contract actions under ch. 775, except that it is not necessary for the lessor under any such lease or sublease or any assignee of the lessor or any person or other legal entity proceeding on behalf of the lessor to file any claim with the legislature prior to the commencement of any such action.
301.235(2)(c) (c) Nothing in this section empowers the secretary or the department to incur any state debt.
301.235(2)(d) (d) All conveyances, leases and subleases made under this section shall be made, executed and delivered in the name of the department and shall be signed by the secretary and sealed with the seal of the department.
301.235(2)(e) (e) All laws, except ch. 150, conflicting with this section are, insofar as they conflict with this section and no further, superseded by this section.
301.235 History History: 1989 a. 31; 1997 a. 79; 2005 a. 25; 2013 a. 20.
301.24 301.24 Lands; condemnation, easements, leases, sales, purchases.
301.24(1)(1)Condemnation. When the department is authorized and desires to acquire land and is unable to agree with the owner upon the terms of purchase, or when agreement cannot be had without unreasonable delay, the department may condemn the land in the manner prescribed in ch. 32.
301.24(2) (2) Easements. The department may grant easements for the extension of municipal and public utilities onto the lands of the institutions under its jurisdiction, for the purpose of connecting railroads, roads, water systems, sewers, electric lines and similar facilities, to serve the institutions.
301.24(3) (3) Leases. The department may lease additional lands for the operation of the institutions under its jurisdiction.
301.24(4) (4) Sales. Except where a sale occurs under s. 13.48 (14) (am) or 16.848 (1), the department, with the approval of the building commission, may sell and convey such lands under the jurisdiction of the department as the secretary deems to be in excess of the present or future requirements of the department for either the operation of its facilities or programs, for the maintenance of buffer zones adjacent to its facilities or for other public purposes. The proceeds of the sales shall be credited to the state building trust fund.
301.24(4m) (4m) Correctional institution property disposition. In addition to any other requirements under this section, except where a sale occurs under s. 13.48 (14) (am) or 16.848 (1), the department may sell or otherwise transfer or dispose of the property acquired for the correctional institution under s. 46.05 (1o), 1985 stats., only if the sale, transfer or disposition is approved by the joint committee on finance. The department shall submit a plan for any such proposed transfer or disposition to the committee.
301.24(5) (5) Purchases. The department, with the approval of and release of state building trust funds by the building commission, may acquire by purchase such lands, together with such improvements as are situated thereon, as the secretary deems necessary for the department's farm programs, or for the purpose of providing adequate buffer zones to its existing facilities, or for the purpose of eliminating flexuous boundaries in cooperation with owners of lands adjoining lands under the department's jurisdiction.
301.24(6) (6) Lease of lands for radio range station. The department may lease state owned lands under its control situated in section 16, township 24 north, range 18 east, town of Seymour, Outagamie County, not exceeding 2 acres in extent, to the United States of America, to be used by the civil aeronautics administration for a radio range station. The terms of the lease shall be determined by the department and may grant to the lessee authority to erect navigational aids and other structures on such lands. Such lease shall not be effective unless approved by the governor in writing.
301.24 History History: 1989 a. 31 ss. 974, 975, 2569; 1989 a. 56 s. 84; 1995 a. 378; 2005 a. 25; 2013 a. 20.
301.25 301.25 Sewer system at Taycheedah Correctional Institution. The department, with the approval of the governor, may enter into an agreement containing terms, conditions and covenants approved by the building commission, to participate in the construction of a sanitary sewer system in the area adjacent to the Taycheedah Correctional Institution in the town of Taycheedah, Fond du Lac County; to connect the sewer system of the Taycheedah Correctional Institution thereto; to pay sewage disposal charges; and to grant easements or convey land to meet construction requirements.
301.25 History History: 1975 c. 189 s. 99 (1); 1975 c. 224 s. 146m; 1989 a. 31 s. 1069; Stats. 1989 s. 301.25; 2005 a. 25; 2007 a. 20.
301.26 301.26 Juvenile correctional services; state services.
301.26(1)(1)Procedures. The department shall develop procedures for the implementation of this section and standards for the development and delivery of juvenile correctional services, and shall provide consultation and technical assistance to aid counties in the purchase of those services. The department shall establish information systems and monitoring and evaluation procedures to report periodically to the governor and legislature on the statewide impact of this section.
301.26(4) (4) State services.
301.26(4)(a)(a) Except as provided in pars. (c) and (cm), the department of corrections shall bill counties, or the department of children and families shall deduct from the allocations under s. 20.437 (1) (cj), for the costs of care, services, and supplies purchased or provided by the department of corrections for each person receiving services under s. 938.183 or 938.34 or the department of health services for each person receiving services under s. 46.057 or 51.35 (3). The department of corrections may not bill a county, and the department of children and families may not deduct from a county's allocation, for the cost of care, services, and supplies provided to a person subject to an order under s. 938.183 after the person reaches 18 years of age. Payment shall be due within 60 days after the billing date. If any payment has not been received within those 60 days, the department of children and families may withhold aid payments in the amount due from the appropriation under s. 20.437 (1) (cj).
301.26(4)(b) (b) Assessment of costs under par. (a) shall be made periodically on the basis of the per person per day cost estimate specified in par. (d) 2., 3., and 4. Except as provided in pars. (bm), (c), and (cm), liability shall apply to county departments under s. 46.215, 46.22, or 46.23 in the county of the court exercising jurisdiction under ch. 938 for each person receiving services from the department of corrections under s. 938.183 or 938.34 or the department of health services under s. 46.057 or 51.35 (3). Except as provided in pars. (bm), (c), and (cm), in multicounty court jurisdictions, the county of residency within the jurisdiction shall be liable for costs under this subsection. Assessment of costs under par. (a) shall also be made according to the general placement type or level of care provided, as defined by the department, and prorated according to the ratio of the amount designated under s. 48.526 (3) (c) to the total applicable estimated costs of care, services, and supplies provided by the department of corrections under ss. 938.183 and 938.34 and the department of health services under s. 46.057 or 51.35 (3).
301.26(4)(bm) (bm) Notwithstanding par. (b), the county department under s. 46.215, 46.22, or 46.23 of the county of residency of a juvenile who has been adjudicated delinquent by a court of another county or by a court of another multicounty jurisdiction may voluntarily assume liability for the costs payable under par. (a). A county department may assume liability under this paragraph by a written agreement signed by the director of the county department that assumes liability under this paragraph and the director of the county department that is otherwise liable under par. (b).
301.26(4)(c) (c) Notwithstanding pars. (a), (b), and (bm), the department of corrections shall pay, from the appropriation under s. 20.410 (3) (hm), (ho). or (hr), the costs of care, services, and supplies provided for each person receiving services under s. 46.057, 51.35 (3), 938.183, or 938.34 who was under the guardianship of the department of children and families pursuant to an order under ch. 48 at the time that the person was adjudicated delinquent.
301.26(4)(cm)1.1. Notwithstanding pars. (a), (b), and (bm), the department shall transfer funds from the appropriation under s. 20.410 (3) (cg) to the appropriations under s. 20.410 (3) (hm), (ho), and (hr) for the purpose of reimbursing juvenile correctional facilities, secured residential care centers for children and youth, alternate care providers, and community supervision providers for costs incurred beginning on July 1, 1996, for the care of any juvenile 14 years of age or over who has been placed in a juvenile correctional facility based on a delinquent act that is a violation of s. 943.23 (1m) or (1r), 1999 stats., s. 948.35, 1999 stats., or s. 948.36, 1999 stats., or s. 939.32 (1) (a), 940.03, 940.06, 940.21, 940.225 (1), 940.305, 940.31, 941.327 (2) (b) 4., 943.02, 943.10 (2), 943.23 (1g), 943.32 (2), 948.02 (1), 948.025 (1), or 948.30 (2), that is a conspiracy to commit any of those violations, or that is an attempted violation of s. 943.32 (2) and for the care of any juvenile 10 years of age or over who has been placed in a juvenile correctional facility or secured residential care center for children and youth for attempting or committing a violation of s. 940.01 or for committing a violation of s. 940.02 or 940.05.
301.26(4)(cm)3. 3. The per person daily reimbursement rate for juvenile correctional services under this paragraph shall be equal to the per person daily cost assessment to counties under par. (d) 2., 3., and 4. for juvenile correctional services.
301.26(4)(ct)1.1. Subject to subd. 2. and notwithstanding ss. 16.50 (2), 16.52, 20.002 (11), and 20.903, if there is a deficit in the appropriation account under s. 20.410 (3) (hm) at the close of a fiscal year, any unencumbered balance in the appropriation account under s. 20.410 (3) (ho) at the close of that fiscal year, less the amounts required by s. 20.410 (3) (ho) to be remitted to counties or transferred to the appropriation account under s. 20.410 (3) (kx), and any unencumbered balance in the appropriation account under s. 20.410 (3) (hr) at the close of that fiscal year, shall be transferred to the appropriation account under s. 20.410 (3) (hm), up to the amount that when added to other amounts credited to that appropriation account in that fiscal year equals the amount shown in the schedule under s. 20.005 (3) for that appropriation account for that fiscal year.
301.26(4)(ct)2. 2. The total amount transferred at the end of a fiscal year under subd. 1. may not exceed the amount of the deficit in the appropriation account under s. 20.410 (3) (hm) for that fiscal year, and if that deficit is less than the total amount of the unencumbered balances available for transfer under subd. 1., the amount transferred from the appropriation accounts under s. 20.410 (3) (ho) and (hr) shall be in proportion to the respective unencumbered balance available for transfer from each of those appropriation accounts.
301.26(4)(cx) (cx) If, notwithstanding ss. 16.50 (2), 16.52, 20.002 (11), and 20.903, there is a deficit in the appropriation account under s. 20.410 (3) (hm) at the close of a fiscal biennium, the governor shall, to address that deficit, increase each of the rates specified under s. 301.26 (4) (d) 2. and 3. for care in a Type 1 juvenile correctional facility and for care for juveniles transferred from a correctional institution by $6, in addition to any increase due to actual costs, in the executive budget bill for each fiscal biennium, until the deficit under s. 20.410 (3) (hm) is eliminated.
301.26(4)(d)1.1. Except as provided in pars. (e) to (g), for services under s. 938.34, all payments and deductions made under this subsection and uniform fee collections made under s. 301.03 (18) shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.410 (3) (hm).
301.26(4)(d)1m. 1m. Except as provided in pars. (e) to (g), for services under s. 938.183, all payments and deductions made under this subsection and uniform fee collections made under s. 301.03 (18) shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.410 (3) (hm).
301.26(4)(d)2. 2. Beginning on July 1, 2017, and ending on June 30, 2018, the per person daily cost assessment to counties shall be $390 for care in a Type 1 juvenile correctional facility, as defined in s. 938.02 (19), and $390 for care for juveniles transferred from a juvenile correctional institution under s. 51.35 (3).
301.26(4)(d)3. 3. Beginning on July 1, 2018, and ending on June 30, 2019, the per person daily cost assessment to counties shall be $397 for care in a Type 1 juvenile correctional facility, as defined in s. 938.02 (19), and $397 for care for juveniles transferred from a juvenile correctional institution under s. 51.35 (3).
301.26(4)(d)4. 4. The per person daily cost assessment to counties for care in a foster home, group home, or residential care center for children and youth shall be an amount equal to the amount the provider charges the department for that care as authorized by the department of children and families.
301.26(4)(d)5. 5. The per person daily cost assessment to counties for community supervision services under s. 938.533 shall be an amount determined by the department based on the cost of providing those services. In determining that assessment, the department may establish multiple rates for varying types and levels of service. The department shall calculate the amounts of that assessment and, if applicable, those rates prior to the beginning of each fiscal year and the secretary shall submit that proposed assessment and, if applicable, those proposed rates to the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance for review of the committee. If the cochairpersons of the committee do not notify the secretary that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing that proposed assessment and, if applicable, those proposed rates within 14 working days after the date of the secretary's submittal, the department may implement that proposed assessment and those proposed rates. If, within 14 working days after the date of the secretary's submittal, the cochairpersons of the committee notify the secretary that the committee has scheduled a meeting for the purpose of reviewing that proposed assessment and, if applicable, those proposed rates, the department may implement that proposed assessment and those proposed rates only as approved by the committee.
301.26(4)(dt) (dt) Except as provided in pars. (e) to (g), for serious juvenile offender services, all uniform fee collections under s. 301.03 (18) shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.410 (3) (hm).
301.26(4)(e) (e) For alternate care services for delinquent juveniles under ss. 49.19 (10) (d), 938.48 (4) and (14), and 938.52 all payments and deductions made under this subsection and uniform fee collections under s. 301.03 (18) shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.410 (3) (ho).
301.26(4)(ed) (ed) For alternate care services for serious juvenile offenders under ss. 49.19 (10) (d), 938.48 (4) and (14), and 938.52 all uniform fee collections under s. 301.03 (18) shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.410 (3) (ho).
301.26(4)(eg) (eg) For community supervision services under s. 938.533 (2), all payments and deductions made under this subsection and uniform fee collections under s. 301.03 (18) shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.410 (3) (hr).
301.26(4)(f) (f) For services under s. 51.35 (3), payments made under par. (d) for services to juveniles who are ineligible for medical assistance under subch. IV of ch. 49 and uniform fee collections under s. 46.03 (18) shall be deposited in the appropriation under s. 20.435 (2) (gk) and all other payments made under this subsection shall be deposited in the general fund and treated as a nonappropriated receipt.
301.26(4)(g) (g) For juvenile institutional services under ch. 938 and for the office of juvenile offender review, all payments and deductions made under this subsection and uniform fee collections under s. 301.03 (18) shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.410 (3) (hm).
301.27 301.27 Meal and other charges; vending stands; commissary; and butter and cheese.
301.27(1)(1)Charges. In compliance with the compensation plan established under s. 230.12 (3), the department may make and determine charges for meals, living quarters, laundry, and other services furnished to employees of the state correctional institutions and members of the employee's family maintained as such. All moneys received from each person on account of these services shall be used for operation of the institutions under s. 20.410 (1) (a) and (3) (a) and (hm). If a chaplain employed in any institution administered by the department is not furnished a residence by the state, $1,800 or 20 percent of the chaplain's salary, whichever is greater, is designated as his or her housing allowance.
301.27(2) (2) Vending stands. The department shall establish and maintain a revolving fund not exceeding $100,000 in any of the state institutions administered by the department, for the education, recreation and convenience of the patients, inmates and employees, to be used for the operation of vending stands, canteen operations, reading clubs, musical organizations, religious programs, athletics and similar projects. The funds are exempt from s. 20.906, but are subject to audit by the department and the legislative audit bureau in its discretion.
301.27(3) (3) Commissary. With the approval of the governor and the director of personnel, the department, by rule, may provide employees in its institutions with laundry, food, housing and necessary furnishings.
301.27(4) (4) Butter and cheese. No butter or cheese not made wholly and directly from pure milk or cream, salt and harmless coloring matter may be used in any of the institutions of the department, except for the institution authorized under s. 301.046 (1) or a Type 2 prison.
301.27 History History: 1989 a. 31; 1991 a. 39; 1995 a. 27; 1999 a. 9; 2013 a. 20.
301.28 301.28 Training of correctional officers.
301.28(1)(1)In this section, “correctional officer" means any person classified as a correctional officer employed by the state whose principal duty is the supervision of inmates at a prison, as defined in s. 302.01.
301.28(2) (2)
301.28(2)(a)(a) Correctional officers serving under permanent appointment prior to July 31, 1981 are not required to meet any requirement under par. (b) as a condition of continued employment. Failure of any such correctional officer to fulfill those requirements does not make that person ineligible for any promotional examination for which he or she is otherwise eligible. Those correctional officers may voluntarily participate in this program.
301.28(2)(b) (b) No person may be permanently appointed as a correctional officer unless the person has satisfactorily completed a preservice training program approved by the department.
301.28 History History: 1981 c. 20; 1989 a. 31 s. 970; Stats. 1989 s. 301.28; 1993 a. 377; 1995 a. 27.
301.285 301.285 In-service and work experience training. The department may conduct a program of in-service training and staff development and, in cooperation with educational institutions, provide facilities for work experience for students, including subsistence.
301.285 History History: 1989 a. 31.
301.286 301.286 State identification upon release from prison. Before an individual is released from prison upon completion of his or her sentence or to parole or extended supervision, the department shall determine if the individual has an operator's license or a state identification card under ch. 343. If the individual has neither, the department shall assist the individual in applying for a state identification card under s. 343.50. The department shall determine if the individual is able to pay all or a portion of the fee under s. 343.50 (5) from the individual's general fund account. The department shall pay any portion of the fee the individual is unable to pay from the individual's general fund account.
301.286 History History: 2007 a. 20.
301.287 301.287 Correctional officer overtime. The department shall maintain a central monitoring system to record the amount of overtime worked by correctional officers.
301.287 History History: 1991 a. 39.
301.29 301.29 Bonds of employees; police powers; investigation of complaints.
301.29(2)(2)The superintendents of all the state correctional institutions, and the employees under them to whom they delegate police power, may arrest any person within or upon the grounds of the institutions whom they have reason to believe guilty of any offense against the laws or regulations governing the institutions; and for that purpose they shall possess the powers of constables.
301.29(3) (3)The department shall investigate complaints against any institution under its jurisdiction or against the officers or employees of the institutions. For that purpose, the secretary and such officers and employees as the secretary authorizes may summon and swear witnesses, take testimony and compel the production of books and papers. On its own initiative, the department may investigate the affairs of any institution. Any written communication or complaint addressed to the secretary by any inmate, employee or subordinate of an institution shall be immediately forwarded unopened to the addressee.
301.29 History History: 1989 a. 31; 1997 a. 289.
301.295 301.295 Recruitment of department employees. The department may not use billboards or similar structures to recruit its employees.
301.295 History History: 2001 a. 16.
301.30 301.30 Inmate wages, allowances and release payments. The department may pay a wage or an allowance and a release payment to inmates at its institutions. The department shall prescribe the amounts of pay and such hours, health and other conditions in connection with employment as are reasonable.
301.30 History History: 1989 a. 31.
301.31 301.31 Wages to prisoners. The department may provide for assistance of prisoners on their discharge; for the support of their families while the prisoners are in confinement; or for the payment, either in full or ratably, of their obligations acknowledged by them in writing or which have been reduced to judgment by the allowance of moderate wages, to be paid from the operation, maintenance, farm and construction appropriations of the institution in which they are confined. Until the prisoner's final discharge, the funds arising from the wages shall be under the control of the officer in charge of the institution and shall be used for the benefit of the prisoner, the prisoner's family and other obligations specified in this section. Earnings by inmates working in the prison industries and the retention and distribution thereof shall be governed by ss. 303.01 (4) and (8) and 303.06 (2).
301.31 History History: 1989 a. 31; 1991 a. 269.
301.315 301.315 Corrections programs report. The department shall report to the joint committee on finance with a proposal to address negative cash balances associated with closed industries or other corrections programs through the use of moneys appropriated under s. 20.410 as of the date of the proposal.
301.315 History History: 1989 a. 31.
301.32 301.32 Property of prisoners, residents and probationers.
301.32(1)(1)Property delivered to warden or superintendent; credit and debit. All money and other property delivered to an employee of any state correctional institution for the benefit of a prisoner or resident shall be delivered to the warden or superintendent, who shall enter the property upon his or her accounts to the credit of the prisoner or resident. The property may be used only under the direction and with the approval of the superintendent or warden and for the crime victim and witness assistance surcharge under s. 973.045 (4), the delinquency victim and witness assistance surcharge under s. 938.34 (8d) (c), the deoxyribonucleic acid analysis surcharge under s. 973.046 (1r), the child pornography surcharge under s. 973.042, the drug offender diversion surcharge under s. 973.043, victim restitution under s. 973.20 (11) (c), or the benefit of the prisoner or resident. If the money remains uncalled for for one year after the prisoner's or resident's death or departure from the state correctional institution, the superintendent shall deposit it in the general fund. If any prisoner or resident leaves property, other than money, uncalled for at a state correctional institution for one year, the superintendent shall sell the property and deposit the proceeds in the general fund, donate the property to a public agency or private, nonprofit organization or destroy the property. If any person satisfies the department, within 5 years after the deposit, of his or her right to the deposit, the department shall direct the department of administration to draw its warrant in favor of the claimant and it shall charge the same to the appropriation made by s. 20.913 (3) (bm).
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 7 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on July 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-19)