782.30 History History: 1979 c. 32 s. 59; Stats. 1979 s. 782.30; 1997 a. 254.
782.31 782.31 Nonliability of officers. No officer shall be liable for obeying any final order discharging or directing the discharge of any prisoner.
782.31 History History: 1979 c. 32 s. 59; Stats. 1979 s. 782.31.
782.32 782.32 Reimprisonment for same cause; when cause not same. No person who has been discharged by the final order of any court or officer upon a writ of habeas corpus issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall be again imprisoned, restrained or kept in custody for the same cause; but it shall not be deemed the same cause:
782.32(1) (1)If the person has been discharged from a commitment on a criminal charge and is afterwards committed for the same offense by the legal order or process of the court wherein the person is bound by recognizance to appear or in which the person is informed against, indicted or convicted for the same offense; or
782.32(2) (2)If after a discharge for defect of proof or for any material defect in the commitment in any criminal case the prisoner be again arrested on sufficient proof and committed by legal process for the same offense; or
782.32(3) (3)If in a civil action the party has been discharged for any illegality in the judgment or process hereinbefore specified and is afterward imprisoned by legal process for the same cause or action; or
782.32(4) (4)If in any civil action the person has been discharged from commitment on mesne process and shall be afterwards committed on execution in the same cause or on mesne process in any other cause after such first action shall have been discontinued.
782.32 History History: 1979 c. 32 s. 59; 1979 c. 176; Stats. 1979 s. 782.32.
782.32 Cross-reference Cross-reference: Effect of release on habeas corpus upon term of imprisonment, see s. 973.16.
782.33 782.33 Warrant in lieu of writ. Whenever it shall appear by satisfactory proof that any person is held in illegal imprisonment and that there is good reason to believe that the person will be carried out of the state or suffer some irreparable injury before the person can be relieved by habeas corpus, the judge may issue a warrant, reciting the facts and directed to any sheriff, constable or other person, commanding him or her to take such prisoner and forthwith to bring the prisoner before the judge, to be dealt with according to law.
782.33 History History: 1979 c. 32 s. 59; 1979 c. 176; Stats. 1979 s. 782.33.
782.34 782.34 Order of arrest. When the proof mentioned in s. 782.33 shall also be sufficient to justify an arrest of the person having such prisoner in custody, as for a criminal offense committed in the taking or detaining of such prisoner, the warrant shall also contain an order for the arrest of such person for such offense.
782.34 History History: 1979 c. 32 ss. 59, 92 (11); 1979 c. 176; Stats. 1979 s. 782.34.
782.35 782.35 Warrant, how executed. Any officer or person to whom such warrant shall be directed shall execute the same by bringing the prisoner therein named and the person who detained the prisoner, if so commanded by the warrant, before the officer issuing the same; and thereupon the person detaining such prisoner shall make return in like manner and the like proceedings shall be had as if a writ of habeas corpus had been issued in the first instance.
782.35 History History: 1979 c. 32 s. 59; Stats. 1979 s. 782.35; 1993 a. 486.
782.36 782.36 Proceedings for unlawful detention. If the person having such prisoner in custody shall be brought before such officer as for a criminal offense the person shall be examined, committed, bailed or discharged by such officer in like manner as in other criminal cases of the like nature.
782.36 History History: 1979 c. 32 s. 59; 1979 c. 176; Stats. 1979 s. 782.36.
782.37 782.37 Penalty for refusing papers. If any officer or other person refuses to deliver a copy of any order, warrant, process or other authority, by which the officer or other person detains any person, to anyone who demands the copy and who tenders the fees for the copy, the officer or other person shall be liable to the person so detained in the sum of $200, to be recovered in an action.
782.37 History History: 1979 c. 32 s. 59; Stats. 1979 s. 782.37; 1993 a. 486; 1997 a. 254.
782.38 782.38 Reimprisoning party discharged. Any person who shall recommit, imprison or restrain of liberty or cause to be recommitted, imprisoned or restrained of liberty for the same cause except as provided in s. 782.32, any person discharged by a final order upon a writ of habeas corpus or who shall knowingly assist or aid therein, shall be liable to the prisoner in the sum of $1,250 damages, and shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished as provided by s. 782.39.
782.38 History History: 1979 c. 32 ss. 59, 92 (11); 1979 c. 176; Stats. 1979 s. 782.38.
782.39 782.39 Concealment of person entitled to writ. Any person who has custody of or power over a person who is entitled to a writ of habeas corpus or for whose relief such a writ has been issued, who shall, with the intent to elude the service of such writ or to avoid the effect thereof, transfer such prisoner to the custody or control of another, or conceal the prisoner or change the place of confinement and every person who assists in so doing shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than 6 months or both.
782.39 History History: 1979 c. 32 s. 59; 1979 c. 176; Stats. 1979 s. 782.39.
782.44 782.44 Prisoner brought for trial or as witness. This chapter does not restrain the power of courts to issue a writ of habeas corpus, to bring before them any prisoner for trial or as a witness.
782.44 History History: 1979 c. 32 s. 59; Stats. 1979 s. 782.44.
782.44 Annotation The trial court in determining whether to grant the writ should weigh the interest of the prisoner in presenting testimony in person against the state's interest in maintaining the prisoner's confinement. Eight listed factors are to be considered. State ex rel. Rilla v. Dodge County Circuit Court 76 Wis. 2d 429, 251 N.W.2d 476 (1977).
782.44 Annotation Whether to proceed with civil litigation or to hold it in abeyance while a party is incarcerated depends on the nature of the case, the practical concerns raised by the prisoner's appearance, and the alternative methods available to provide the prisoner with access to the hearing. Schmidt v. Schmidt, 212 Wis. 2d 405, 569 N.W.2d 74 (Ct. App. 1997), 96-3699.
782.44 Annotation A writ of habeas corpus prosequendum does not constitute a detainer subject to the requirements of the Interstate Agreement on Detainers, s. 976.05. State v. Eesley, 225 Wis. 2d 248, 591 N.W.2d 846 (1999), 97-1839.
782.45 782.45 Witness fees, inmates of state institutions.
782.45(1)(1)If an inmate of any public institution is brought into court in response to a writ of habeas corpus or subpoena, the institution shall be reimbursed for the time of the officer conducting the inmate and the actual and necessary traveling expenses incurred in taking the inmate into court on the process and returning the inmate to the institution. The superintendent of the institution shall file with the clerk of the court a statement of the expenses. The clerk shall certify the expenses to the county treasurer, who shall pay to the superintendent of the institution the amount so certified, but in a civil action, such expenses shall be paid by the party requesting the presence of the inmate.
782.45(2) (2)In lieu of the procedure under sub. (1) the department of health services and the department of corrections, upon 48 hours' advance notice, shall release to any sheriff having a suitable jail approved by the department of corrections for this purpose any prisoner upon presentation of a writ of habeas corpus to the warden or superintendent of the institution which is detaining the inmate. The sheriff shall be informed in advance where the sheriff may assume custody of the inmate and the sheriff then shall be in charge of the inmate and be responsible for the inmate's custody. During the time that an inmate is absent from the state institution and in the custody of the sheriff the inmate shall be entitled to credit for time served on the existing sentence and such credit under s. 302.11 that he or she was eligible to receive while an inmate of the state institution. The sheriff shall be responsible for segregating the inmate in the jail from other prisoners and the county shall be liable for all expenses attendant to his or her detention including medical care. The inmate while in the custody of the sheriff shall not be permitted to have visitors or to receive mail except as authorized and approved by the warden or superintendent of the state institution which formerly detained the inmate but shall be entitled to confer with counsel during reasonable hours without restriction. After the court has determined that the inmate is no longer needed or required, the sheriff shall promptly return the inmate to the institution to which detained prior to the release to the sheriff for appearance in court.
782.45 History History: 1979 c. 32 s. 59; 1979 c. 110; Stats. 1979 s. 782.45; 1989 a. 31; 1995 a. 27 s. 9126 (19); 2007 a. 20 s. 9121 (6) (a).
782.45 Annotation The state must transport prisoners to federal courts on the same basis as to state courts. Matter of Warden of Wisconsin State Prison, 541 F.2d 177 (1976).
782.45 Annotation The state may not deny an indigent prisoner the right to appear in court to defend a divorce action brought against him unless he pays expenses. Brant v. Powers, 339 F. Supp. 65 (1972).
782.46 782.46 Habeas corpus not available to prisoners passing through this state. The officers of all other states, territories and countries are given the right to hold and convey all persons in their custody and charged with or convicted of crime into and through the state of Wisconsin. It shall be a sufficient answer to a writ of habeas corpus sued out in this state by any such person so in custody that the officer holds the person in custody by authority of a warrant or a commitment of such other state, territory or country, a copy of which warrant or commitment shall be attached to the answer of such officer.
782.46 History History: 1979 c. 32 s. 59; 1979 c. 176; Stats. 1979 s. 782.46.
2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 20 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on November 11, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 11, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-11-19)