2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
March 15, 2016 - Introduced by Representatives Goyke, Barnes, Brostoff,
Zamarripa, Zepnick, Spreitzer and Considine. Referred to Committee on
1An Act to amend
302.10; and to create
301.03 (3p) of the statutes;
2the use of solitary confinement in prisons.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Corrections to develop evidence-based
criteria for confining a prison inmate in a solitary cell. This bill also requests the
Legislative Audit Bureau to perform a financial and performance evaluation audit
of the use of solitary confinement in prisons. If the bureau performs the audit, it must
file its report by July 1, 2017.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
301.03 (3p) of the statutes is created to read:
Adopt evidence-based criteria for confining an inmate to a solitary 5
302.10 of the statutes is amended to read:
1302.10 Solitary confinement.
For violation of the rules of the prison an 2
inmate may be confined to a solitary cell, pursuant to the criteria adopted under s.
3301.03 (3p), and
under the care and advice of the physician.
(1) Audit of the use of solitary confinement.
The legislative audit bureau is 6
requested to perform a financial and performance evaluation audit of the use by the 7
department of corrections of solitary confinement in prisons. If the legislative audit 8
bureau performs the audit it shall file its report as described under section 13.94 (1) 9
(b) of the statutes by July 1, 2017.