2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
August 10, 2017 - Introduced by Senators L. Taylor, Carpenter, Larson, Miller,
Risser and Vinehout, cosponsored by Representatives Young,
Bowen, Fields, Berceau, Goyke, Ohnstad, Pope, Subeck, C. Taylor, Wachs
and Zepnick. Referred to Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
1An Act to create
301.203 of the statutes; relating to: solitary confinement of
2an inmate under 18 years of age.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill prohibits an inmate under 18 years of age from being held in solitary
confinement. Under current law, an inmate of a prison or jail may be held in solitary
confinement under the care and advice of a physician, but not over ten days, for
violating the rules of the prison or jail.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
301.203 of the statutes is created to read:
4301.203 Solitary confinement of inmates under 18 years of age. 5
Notwithstanding ss. 302.10 and 302.40, an inmate under 18 years of age may not be 6
held in solitary confinement.