Register November 2020 No. 779
Chapter DOC 309
RESOURCES FOR INMATES
News media access to inmates.
Conduct during visits.
Regulation of visits for inmates.
Revocation, suspension, and termination of visiting privileges.
Maintaining orderly and clean living quarters.
Leisure time activities.
Inmate activity groups.
Inmate telephone calls.
Telephone calls to attorneys.
Incoming and emergency calls.
Calls between inmates.
Procedure for approval.
Inmate funds and canteen — purpose.
Deposit of money.
Crime victim and witness assistance surcharge.
Release account funds.
Procedure for inmate requests for disbursements of inmate account funds.
Disbursement of inmate account funds.
Transportation for inmates upon release.
Segregated account funds.
Funds for legal correspondence and copying.
Religious beliefs and practice.
Ch. DOC 309 Note
Chapter HSS 309 was renumbered chapter DOC 309 and revised under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., 2., 6. and 7., Stats., Register, April, 1990, No. 412
Ch. DOC 309 Note
Note: Several sections in this chapter have explanatory notes. This information can be found in the appendix after the last section.
DOC 309.01 Applicability.
This chapter applies to the department of corrections, and to all inmates in the legal custody of the department, except for inmates placed by the department in county penal facilities used by the department or other state or federal penal facilities. The department promulgates this rule pursuant to authority conferred by ss. 227.11 (2)
, and 301.03
, Stats., and interprets ss. 46.07
, and 303.065
DOC 309.01 History
Cr. Register, October, 1981, No. 310
, eff. 11-1-81; correction made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, June, 1987, No. 378
; am. Register, September, 1998, No. 513
, eff. 10-1-98; correction made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, June, 2000, No. 534
DOC 309.02 Definitions.
As used in this chapter:
“Adjustment committee" means the adjustment committee authorized under the departmental disciplinary rules to impose disciplinary measures for inmate misconduct.
“Administrator" means the administrator of the division of adult institutions, department of corrections, or designee.
“Clinical services unit supervisor" means the clinical services unit supervisor at an institution, or designee.
“Close family member" under ss. DOC 309.08
means the inmate's natural, adoptive, step, and foster parents; spouse, children, grandparents, grandchildren, or siblings. A parent surrogate is within the definition of parent if an inmate substantiates that a claimed surrogate did in fact act as a parent to the inmate, although the parent surrogate was not an adoptive, foster, or stepparent.
“Department" means the department of corrections.
“Division" means the department of corrections, division of adult institutions.
“Features" means the publication contains depictions of nudity on a routine or regular basis or promotes itself based upon depictions of nudity in the case of individual one-time issues. The department will not prohibit a publication solely because it contains nudity that has a medical, educational or anthropological purpose.
“General or trust account" means an account established by an institution to receive all funds for the benefit of an inmate.
“Human sexual behavior" means the actual or simulated act of any of the following:
Sexual intercourse, which means any penetration, however slight, by the penis into the mouth, vagina, or anus of another person, or any penetration by any part of the body or an object into the anus or vagina of another person.