DOC 302.03(20) (20)“Disturbance” means a riot or other disturbance to institutional order caused by a group of two or more inmates that may include one of the following:
DOC 302.03(20)(a) (a) An assault on any person by two or more inmates.
DOC 302.03(20)(b) (b) The taking of one or more hostages.
DOC 302.03(20)(c) (c) The destruction of state property or the property of another by two or more inmates.
DOC 302.03(20)(d) (d) The refusal by two or more inmates, acting in concert, to comply with an order.
DOC 302.03(20)(e) (e) Any words or acts which incite or encourage inmates to take any of the actions under pars. (a) to (d).
DOC 302.03(21) (21)“Earned release program” or “ERP” means a program that incorporates substance abuse treatment resulting in earned release from confinement under the Wisconsin substance abuse program.
DOC 302.03(22) (22)“Emergency” means an immediate threat to the safety of the public, staff, or inmates of an institution, other than a disturbance. An emergency may include any of the following:
DOC 302.03(22)(a) (a) A public health threat.
DOC 302.03(22)(b) (b) A utility malfunction.
DOC 302.03(22)(c) (c) A fire.
DOC 302.03(22)(d) (d) A bomb threat or explosion.
DOC 302.03(22)(e) (e) An employee job action.
DOC 302.03(22)(f) (f) Any natural disaster.
DOC 302.03(22)(g) (g) A civil disturbance.
DOC 302.03(22)(h) (h) An inmate escape.
DOC 302.03(23) (23)“Enrolled victim” means a victim who has submitted a request to the office of victim services and programs for notification of inmate or offender status changes.
DOC 302.03(24) (24)“Extended supervision” or “ES” means the portion of a bifurcated sentence imposed under s. 973.01, Stats., which is served in the community under the supervision of the DCC.
DOC 302.03(25) (25)“Extended supervision violator” is an offender who violated extended supervision after the release date.
DOC 302.03(26) (26)“Extra good time” means credit for diligence and is earned according to the conditions and procedures set forth in ss. DOC 302.22, 302.26, and 302.33.
DOC 302.03(27) (27)“Extraordinary health condition” or “EHC” means a condition afflicting an inmate such as advanced age, infirmity or disability, or a need for medical treatment or services not available within a correctional institution.
DOC 302.03(28) (28)“Good time” means credit earned by inmates that diminishes the period of incarceration and includes both statutory and extra good time. This applies to inmates who committed crimes before June 1, 1984, and did not choose to have 1983 Wis. Act 528 apply to them.
DOC 302.03(29) (29)“In custody” means any time an offender spent confined, as described in s. 973.155 (1), Stats., in connection with the violation.
DOC 302.03(30) (30)“Initial classification” or “IC” means the process associated with the assignment of inmate custody, program need, and institution placement upon admission to DAI.
DOC 302.03(31) (31)“Inmate” means a person who is committed to, under sentence to, and confined in a state prison under s. 302.01, Stats.
DOC 302.03(32) (32)“Institution” means a correctional facility under s. 302.01, Stats., a prison under s. 301.048, Stats., and s. 301.046 Stats., or a facility that the department contracts with for incarceration of inmates.
DOC 302.03(33) (33)“Interstate correctional compact” or “ICC” means the agreement between the department and other correctional jurisdictions for the incarceration of inmates under ss. 301.21 and 302.25, Stats.
DOC 302.03(34) (34)“Life sentence” means any sentence of imprisonment under which the convicted person may remain incarcerated for the rest of their life. “Life sentence” includes the sentence of an inmate who is sentenced to life imprisonment, released on parole or to ES and returned to an institution with or without a new sentence and the sentence of an inmate sentenced to life imprisonment in another jurisdiction.
DOC 302.03(35) (35)“Mandatory release” or “MR” means release of an inmate from the institution to supervision as required by s. 302.11, Stats., if not granted discretionary parole or special action release earlier.
DOC 302.03(36) (36)“Mandatory release parole violator” means an offender who violated parole after the mandatory release date, regardless of how the offender was originally released.
DOC 302.03(37) (37)“Non-bifurcated sentence” means an indeterminate sentence under s. 973.013, Stats.
DOC 302.03(38) (38)“Offender” means a person who is committed to the custody of the department for correctional purposes and is under the community supervision of the DCC.
DOC 302.03(39) (39)“Office of victim services and programs” or “OVSP” means the office in the department that is responsible for victim information and advocacy.
DOC 302.03(40) (40)“Parole-eligible” means qualified to be considered for discretionary parole under s. 304.06, Stats., and ch. PAC 1.
DOC 302.03(41) (41)“Parole violator” means a discretionary parole violator or a mandatory release parole violator.
DOC 302.03(42) (42)“Positive adjustment time” or “PAT” means a period of time measured in days that can be earned to reduce an inmate's period of confinement.
DOC 302.03(43) (43)“Prisoner” means any person who is incarcerated or imprisoned under s. 301.01, Stats.
DOC 302.03(44) (44)“Program need” means the programs, treatment, or services identified by the department to assist in an inmate's incarceration, reduce the inmate's risk of reoffending, and enhance the inmate's successful community reentry.
DOC 302.03(45) (45)“Program review committee” or “PRC” means the staff designated to review petitions under s. 302.113 (9g), Stats.
DOC 302.03(46) (46)“Projected mandatory release date” means the date an inmate may be released from prison for a non-bifurcated sentence.
DOC 302.03(47) (47)“Reclassification” or “RC” means the process associated with the assignment of inmate custody, institution placement and program need subsequent to an initial classification.
DOC 302.03(48) (48)“Records staff” means staff whose job duties include completing sentence computations along with other assigned functions.
DOC 302.03(49) (49)“Release eligibility date” means the date that an inmate who is serving a risk reduction sentence under s. 973.031, 2009 Stats., has served 75% of the confinement portion of their sentence.
DOC 302.03(50) (50)“Restrictive housing” means housing in which the movement, property, or programming of an inmate may be limited.
DOC 302.03(51) (51)“Reviewing authority” means the division of hearings and appeals in the department of administration, upon proper notice and hearing under ch. DOC 331, or the department, if the discretionary parole violator, extended supervision violator, mandatory release parole violator, or parole violator waives a hearing.
DOC 302.03(52) (52)“Risk reduction sentence” means a sentence imposed by a court under s. 971.031, 2009 Stats., that results in the inmate's release to extended supervision upon serving 75% of the sentence, completing a risk reduction plan, and maintaining good conduct as determined by the department.
DOC 302.03(53) (53)“Secretary” means the secretary of the department or designee.
DOC 302.03(54) (54)“Security classification” ” means the security level of an institution as determined by the department's review of specific policies, physical plant characteristics, resources and degree of supervision of inmate supervision.
DOC 302.03(55) (55)“Security threat group” or “STG” means a group of individuals which threatens, intimidates, coerces or harasses others or which engages in any activity which violates or encourages the violation of statutes, administrative rules or department policy.
DOC 302.03(56) (56)“Social worker” means the institution social worker to whom an inmate is assigned.
DOC 302.03(57) (57)“Special action release” or “SAR” means release of an inmate from the institution to parole supervision by decision of the secretary prior to mandatory release.
DOC 302.03(58) (58)“Special action release coordinator” or “SAR coordinator” means the staff member who assembles and submits to the secretary all documents on an inmate relevant to SAR consideration.
DOC 302.03(59) (59)“Staff” or “staff member” means a person employed by the department as permanent, project, contract, or limited term employee.
DOC 302.03(60) (60)“Statutory good time” means credit for good conduct and for performing all required duties as required under s. 53.11, 1981 Stats.
DOC 302.03(61) (61)“Superintendent” means a superintendent or designee at a correctional center as established under s. 301.13, Stats.
DOC 302.03(62) (62)“Victim” has the meaning given in s. 950.02 (4), Stats.
DOC 302.03(63) (63)“Warden” means the warden or designee at an institution.
DOC 302.03(64) (64)“Wisconsin substance abuse program” means a program that incorporates substance abuse treatment resulting in earned release from confinement under s. 302.05, Stats.
DOC 302.03(65) (65)“Working days” means all days except Saturdays, Sundays, and state legal holidays.
DOC 302.03 History History: CR 17-026: cr., Register June 2018 No. 750 eff. 7-1-18; (3) renum. to (1m) under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register June 2018 No. 750.
DOC 302.04 DOC 302.04Emergency suspension of rules. The secretary may suspend rules specified in this chapter if an emergency occurs that prevents the normal functioning of department operations.
DOC 302.04 History History: CR 17-026: cr., Register June 2018 No. 750 eff. 7-1-18.
DOC 302.05 DOC 302.05Prison population limits. The department shall maintain limits on the number of prisoners at each institution and limits on the number of prisoners system-wide under s. 301.055, Stats. The limits may be exceeded in an emergency or disturbance situation. Given the dynamic nature of these potential capacities, department policy shall address requirements regarding the establishment and computation of system wide and each state prison limits and it shall address procedures by which it may exceed system wide and each state prison limits. The department may provide a single limit and procedure for the Wisconsin correctional center system.
DOC 302.05 History History: CR 17-026: cr., Register June 2018 No. 750 eff. 7-1-18.
DOC 302.06 DOC 302.06Institution Security levels.
DOC 302.06(1) (1) The department shall classify all institutions as maximum, medium, or minimum security.
DOC 302.06(2) (2)Restrictive housing at any institution is considered maximum security.
DOC 302.06 History History: CR 17-026: cr., Register June 2018 No. 750 eff. 7-1-18.
subch. II of ch. DOC 302 Subchapter II - Inmate Classification
DOC 302.07 DOC 302.07Applicability. This subchapter applies to all inmates who are serving a Wisconsin prison sentence or who are confined in institutions pursuant to an interstate correctional compact.
DOC 302.07 History History: CR 17-026: cr., Register June 2018 No. 750 eff. 7-1-18.
DOC 302.08 DOC 302.08Inmate Custody. The department assigns an inmate custody classification during initial classification and reclassification processes using factors identified in s. DOC 302.11 to achieve all of the following:
DOC 302.08(1) (1)Enhance the safety and security of the public, staff, institutions, and inmates.
DOC 302.08(2) (2)Match inmate custody assignment to institution security assignment and department resources when possible.
DOC 302.08(3) (3)Regulate the supervision and movement of inmates among institutions and between institutions and community programs.
DOC 302.08 History History: CR 17-026: cr., Register June 2018 No. 750 eff. 7-1-18.
DOC 302.09 DOC 302.09Custody levels. Based on the result of an assessment of the inmate's risk under the initial classification or reclassification process, an inmate is classified under one of the following custody classification levels:
DOC 302.09(1) (1)Maximum custody requires very close monitoring of inmate conduct, behavior, and activities.
DOC 302.09(2) (2)Medium custody requires moderate monitoring of inmate conduct, behavior, and activities.
DOC 302.09(3) (3)Minimum custody requires general monitoring of inmate conduct, behavior, and activities inside the institution and permits placement outside the confines of the institution.
DOC 302.09(4) (4)Community custody requires limited monitoring of inmate conduct, behavior, and activities. This classification is used for the following activities:
DOC 302.09(4)(a) (a) Work or study release under ch. DOC 324.
DOC 302.09(4)(b) (b) Off grounds work projects under the supervision of non-correctional staff under ch. DOC 325.
DOC 302.09(4)(c) (c) Driving institution vehicles under ch. DOC 325.
DOC 302.09(4)(d) (d) Leave for qualified inmates under ch. DOC 326.
DOC 302.09(4)(e) (e) Community residential confinement under ch. DOC 327.
DOC 302.09(4)(f) (f) Intensive sanctions under ch. DOC 333.
DOC 302.09 History History: CR 17-026: cr., Register June 2018 No. 750 eff. 7-1-18.
DOC 302.10 DOC 302.10Relationship of inmate custody classification to institution security levels. An inmate's custody classification shall be no greater than the designated security level of the institution in which the inmate is placed except for any of the following circumstances:
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.