DOC 326.04(4) (4) The inmate shall not be confined, nor have a criminal conviction for escape.
DOC 326.04(5) (5) The proposed leave is restricted to the state of Wisconsin.
DOC 326.04(6) (6) The proposed leave shall only be for a period of time necessary for the purpose of the leave, but no inmate may be granted a total of more than 3 leaves per calendar year and no leave may exceed 3 days exclusive of travel time unless an extension is granted, for cause, by the warden or superintendent.
DOC 326.04 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1997, No. 501, eff. 10-1-97; correction in (1) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, May, 2001, No. 545; CR 17-026: am. (1), Register June 2018 No. 750 eff. 7-1-18.
DOC 326.05 DOC 326.05Process for obtaining leave.
DOC 326.05(1) (1) The inmate or an employee on behalf of the inmate shall apply for a leave by submitting a completed, signed application and leave agreement.
DOC 326.05(2) (2) In completing these documents, the inmate shall be required to provide all necessary information, prove eligibility, and agree in advance to all conditions of the leave, including, but not limited to geographic and travel conditions, including travel routes and mode of transportation, the specific geographic confines within which the inmate is authorized to move, any other condition on movement, conduct or communication consistent with the intent of this chapter, and any urinalysis or breathalyzer tests, personal or strip searches by department staff or law enforcement personnel.
DOC 326.05(3) (3) The warden or superintendent shall designate a staff member to investigate and verify the application information according to the following procedure:
DOC 326.05(3)(a) (a) Verify that there are no outstanding detainers, pending charges, or revocations.
DOC 326.05(3)(b) (b) Verify the accuracy of the information in the application and the inmate's eligibility under s. DOC 326.04. This investigation shall include contact with anyone who can verify the accuracy of the information in the application. If, upon investigation, the inmate is found ineligible, the staff member shall note the reason for the ineligibility on the application.
DOC 326.05(3)(c) (c) Notify the parole agent assigned to the inmate of the details of the approved leave.
DOC 326.05(3)(d) (d) Attempt to determine potential community reaction to the proposed leave, including, any input from the parole agent, local law enforcement authorities and district attorneys.
DOC 326.05(4) (4) The staff member designated under sub. (3) shall recommend approval or denial of the inmate's application for an unescorted leave and shall refer the recommendation to approve or deny the leave to the warden or superintendent. If a recommendation to deny the unescorted leave is based on insufficient time for institution staff to investigate, review or process the application prior to the requested leave departure date, the staff member shall advise the inmate that he or she may apply for a temporary leave under supervision as provided in ch. DOC 325.
DOC 326.05(5) (5) The warden or superintendent shall review any recommendation and shall do either of the following:
DOC 326.05(5)(a) (a) Deny the leave.
DOC 326.05(5)(b) (b) Approve the leave, and impose conditions. The inmate shall sign a statement agreeing to the conditions as a prerequisite to leave being granted.
DOC 326.05 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1997, No. 501, eff. 10-1-97.
DOC 326.06 DOC 326.06Review of denial of leave.
DOC 326.06(1) (1) An inmate may appeal the superintendent's decision to the warden or the warden's decision to the administrator in writing within 5 days of the date of the decision denying leave. This may be extended for good cause at the discretion of the warden or administrator.
DOC 326.06(2) (2) The warden or administrator shall issue a decision within 10 days of receiving the request.
DOC 326.06(3) (3) The warden's or administrator's decision to deny a leave is final.
DOC 326.06(4) (4) Complaints about procedural violations, but not the warden's or administrator's final decision, shall be reviewed within the inmate complaint system under ch. DOC 310.
DOC 326.06 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1997, No. 501, eff. 10-1-97.
DOC 326.07 DOC 326.07Notification of local officials. Before an inmate is released on leave, the warden or superintendent shall notify the police chief of any community involved and the sheriff and district attorney of any county involved of the details of the approved leave.
DOC 326.07 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1997, No. 501, eff. 10-1-97.
DOC 326.08 DOC 326.08Custody. An inmate granted leave remains in the legal custody of the institution from which the inmate has taken leave or to which the inmate is assigned.
DOC 326.08 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1997, No. 501, eff. 10-1-97.
DOC 326.09 DOC 326.09Expenses. All direct expenses of a leave shall be the responsibility of the inmate.
DOC 326.09 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1997, No. 501, eff. 10-1-97.
DOC 326.10 DOC 326.10Inmate conditions while on leave.
DOC 326.10(1)(1) An inmate shall travel to and from the leave destination by the approved method of transportation and route.
DOC 326.10(2) (2) An inmate shall abide by all state statutes and rules, local ordinances, and policies and procedures of the department while on leave.
DOC 326.10(3) (3) An inmate shall comply with the leave agreement.
DOC 326.10(4) (4) An inmate shall at all times have a copy of the authorization of leave on the inmate's person.
DOC 326.10 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1997, No. 501, eff. 10-1-97.
DOC 326.11 DOC 326.11Sanctions.
DOC 326.11(1) (1) An inmate who intentionally fails to return from a leave as specified, or who intentionally leaves the approved route to or from the leave destination, may be treated as an escapee.
DOC 326.11(2) (2) An inmate who violates conditions of leave, the leave agreement or any rules of the department are subject to disciplinary action under ch. DOC 303.
DOC 326.11(3) (3) The warden or superintendent may cancel leave at any time.
DOC 326.11 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1997, No. 501, eff. 10-1-97.
DOC 326.12 DOC 326.12Good time credit on leave. Leave time is credited toward the service of the sentence. The time credit includes statutory and extra good time not covered by s. 973.155, Stats.
DOC 326.12 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1997, No. 501, eff. 10-1-97.
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.