DOC 328.15(3)(a) (a) Upon return to the institution, the offender shall remain incarcerated until the agreed release date unless the department determines earlier release is appropriate.
DOC 328.15(3)(b) (b) Offenders who were convicted prior to December 30, 1999, must waive parole consideration, good time, and entitlement to mandatory release.
DOC 328.15(3)(c) (c) The department's rules applicable to inmates in correctional facilities shall apply to the offender during the period of incarceration.
DOC 328.15(4) (4)Upon approval of the request by the regional chief, the division shall forward the request to the administrator of the division of adult institutions for a decision.
DOC 328.15(5) (5)During the period of incarceration the agent shall maintain contact with the offender and facilitate a release plan.
DOC 328.15 History History: CR 10-126: cr. Register June 2013 No. 690, eff. 7-1-13.
DOC 328.16 DOC 328.16Discharge.
DOC 328.16(1)(1)Offenders shall be informed of the individualized objectives and conditions of supervision required for discharge.
DOC 328.16(2) (2)When supervision has expired, the department shall do all of the following:
DOC 328.16(2)(a) (a) For a felon, issue a certificate of discharge or a certificate of final discharge if the offender has discharged from all felony cases. A certificate of final discharge under this subdivision shall list the civil rights that have been restored to the offender and the civil rights that have not been restored to the offender.
DOC 328.16(2)(b) (b) For a misdemeanant, notify the offender that his or her period of supervision has expired.
DOC 328.16(2)(c) (c) For a probationer, the department shall notify the sentencing court that the period of probation supervision has expired.
DOC 328.16 History History: CR 10-126: cr. Register June 2013 No. 690, eff. 7-1-13.
DOC 328.17 DOC 328.17Early discharge.
DOC 328.17(1)(1)Offenders may be eligible for discharge as provided by s. 973.09 (3) (d), Stats.
DOC 328.17(1m) (1m) The department may grant a parolee early discharge when there is a reasonable probability that supervision is no longer necessary for the rehabilitation and treatment of the offender and for the protection of the public. The offender must have reached his or her mandatory release date or have been under supervision for two years under s. 302.11 (6), Stats.
DOC 328.17(2) (2)Offenders are eligible for discharge by the governor as provided by s. 973.013 (2), Stats.
DOC 328.17(3) (3)The department may not discharge an offender on lifetime supervision under s. 939.615, Stats.
DOC 328.17 History History: CR 10-126: cr. Register June 2013 No. 690, eff. 7-1-13; CR 18-062: r. and recr. (1), cr. (1m), am. (2), r. (4) Register October 2019 No. 766, eff. 11-1-19.
subch. III of ch. DOC 328 Subchapter III — Enforcement Options and Related Matters
DOC 328.18 DOC 328.18Use of force. Whenever feasible, staff shall rely on law enforcement authorities to exercise force against offenders. When such assistance is not available, staff may use force subject to this section.
DOC 328.18(1) (1)Non-deadly force may be used by staff against offenders only if the user of force reasonably believes it is immediately necessary to realize one of the following objectives:
DOC 328.18(1)(a) (a) To prevent death or bodily harm to oneself or another.
DOC 328.18(1)(b) (b) To prevent unlawful damage to property, including damage that may result in death or bodily harm to oneself or another.
DOC 328.18(1)(c) (c) To prevent an offender from fleeing the control of a staff member.
DOC 328.18(1)(d) (d) To change the location of an offender.
DOC 328.18(2) (2)Staff may use deadly force only to prevent death or great bodily injury to oneself or another.
DOC 328.18(3) (3)Staff may not use deadly force if its use creates a substantial danger of harm to innocent third parties, unless the danger created by not using such force is greater than the danger created by using it.
DOC 328.18(4) (4)The use of excessive force is forbidden. Only as much force may be used as is reasonably necessary to achieve the objective.
DOC 328.18 History History: CR 10-126: cr. Register June 2013 No. 690, eff. 7-1-13.
DOC 328.19 DOC 328.19Mechanical restraints.
DOC 328.19(1)(1)An employee may use mechanical restraints authorized by the department to restrain an offender only in accordance with the following:
DOC 328.19(1)(a) (a) To protect staff or others from an offender who poses an immediate risk of flight or physical injury to others.
DOC 328.19(1)(b) (b) To protect an offender who poses an immediate threat of physical injury to self.
DOC 328.19(1)(c) (c) To take an offender into custody.
DOC 328.19(1)(d) (d) To transport an offender while in custody.
DOC 328.19(2) (2)Mechanical restraints may not be used under any of the following circumstances:
DOC 328.19(2)(a) (a) As a method of punishment.
DOC 328.19(2)(b) (b) In a manner that intentionally causes undue physical discomfort, inflicts physical pain, or restricts the blood circulation or breathing of the offender.
DOC 328.19(2)(c) (c) To restrain an offender to a vehicle.
DOC 328.19(3) (3)Staff shall monitor an offender in restraints at regular intervals until the restraints are removed or custody of the offender is transferred.
DOC 328.19(4) (4)Offenders should be released from restraints to perform bodily functions and for meals when the removal does not jeopardize safety and security.
DOC 328.19 History History: CR 10-126: cr. Register June 2013 No. 690, eff. 7-1-13.
DOC 328.20 DOC 328.20Incapacitating agents. An employee may possess and use only those incapacitating agents and delivery systems approved by the department.
DOC 328.20(1) (1)Authorized use of incapacitating agents. An employee who is on duty may possess or use incapacitating agents only under the following conditions:
DOC 328.20(1)(a) (a) After successfully completing a department approved training program for use of incapacitating agents.
DOC 328.20(1)(b) (b) While acting in self-defense or defense of a third person.
DOC 328.20(2) (2)Contamination response. An employee using incapacitating agents shall provide an exposed person an opportunity for necessary medical attention.
DOC 328.20(3) (3)Documentation. The employee using incapacitating agents shall document its use according to department policy and procedure.
DOC 328.20 History History: CR 10-126: cr. Register June 2013 No. 690, eff. 7-1-13.
DOC 328.21 DOC 328.21Firearms or other weapons. No employee of the division may possess or use a firearm or other weapons while on duty, except as permitted under s. DOC 328.23.
DOC 328.21 History History: CR 10-126: cr. Register June 2013 No. 690, eff. 7-1-13.
DOC 328.22 DOC 328.22Search and seizure; pat-down.
DOC 328.22(1)(1)General policy. A search of an offender, the offender's living quarters or property, or seizure of the offender's body contents may be made at any time, but only in accordance with this section. Strip searches or body cavity searches are prohibited. For purposes of this section, the mouth is not a body cavity.
DOC 328.22(2) (2)Justification. A search or seizure is appropriate and consistent with the goals and objectives of supervision under any of the following circumstances:
DOC 328.22(2)(a) (a) When an employee has reasonable grounds to believe the offender possesses contraband or evidence of a rule violation on or within his or her person or property.
DOC 328.22(2)(b) (b) With the consent of the offender, when a search or seizure is necessary to verify compliance with the rules.
DOC 328.22(2)(c) (c) When ordered by the court.
DOC 328.22(3) (3)Reasonable grounds. In deciding whether there are reasonable grounds to believe that an offender has used, possesses or is under the influence of an intoxicating substance, that an offender possesses contraband, or that an offender's living quarters or property contain contraband or evidence of a rule violation, an employee may consider any of the following:
DOC 328.22(3)(a) (a) The observations of employees.
DOC 328.22(3)(b) (b) Information provided by informants. In evaluating the reliability of the information and the informant, the employee shall consider the following:
DOC 328.22(3)(b)1. 1. The detail, consistency, and corroboration of the information provided by the informant.
DOC 328.22(3)(b)2. 2. Whether the informant has provided reliable information in the past and whether the informant has reason to provide inaccurate information.
DOC 328.22(3)(c) (c) The activity of the offender.
DOC 328.22(3)(d) (d) Information provided by the offender.
DOC 328.22(3)(e) (e) The experience of the employee with that offender or in a similar circumstance.
DOC 328.22(3)(f) (f) Prior seizures of contraband from the offender.
DOC 328.22(4) (4)Informing the offender. Whenever possible before a search or seizure is conducted, an employee shall inform the offender of all of the following:
DOC 328.22(4)(a) (a) A search or seizure is about to occur.
DOC 328.22(4)(b) (b) The reason for the search or seizure.
DOC 328.22(4)(c) (c) The method for conducting the search or seizure.
DOC 328.22(4)(d) (d) The place where the search or seizure is to occur.
DOC 328.22(4)(e) (e) The consequences of not complying with the search or seizure.
DOC 328.22(5) (5)Pat down. A pat-down may be conducted at any time an employee has a reasonable concern that an offender may possess a weapon or other object which may be used as a weapon. After a pat-down, if the employee has reasonable grounds to believe that the offender may be in possession of a weapon or contraband, the employee may proceed with a personal search of the offender.
DOC 328.22(6) (6)Personal search.
DOC 328.22(6)(a) (a) Any staff member may conduct a personal search of an offender.
DOC 328.22(6)(b) (b) Every personal search shall be documented in the offender's case record.
DOC 328.22(7) (7)Search of living quarters or property.
DOC 328.22(7)(a)(a) An agent shall obtain supervisory approval prior to any search under this subsection.
DOC 328.22(7)(b) (b) The employee who conducted the search shall complete a written report of every search of an offender's living quarters or property. The report shall state all of the following:
DOC 328.22(7)(b)1. 1. The identity of the offender whose living quarters or property was searched.
DOC 328.22(7)(b)2. 2. The identity of any employee who conducted the search and any other persons present during the search.
DOC 328.22(7)(b)3. 3. The date, time, and place of the search.
DOC 328.22(7)(b)4. 4. The reason for conducting the search.
DOC 328.22(7)(b)5. 5. Any items seized pursuant to the search with documentation of chain of custody.
DOC 328.22(7)(b)6. 6. Whether any damage was done to the premises or property during the search.
DOC 328.22(7)(c) (c) During searches an employee may read business records and personal mail of offenders. The employee may not read any privileged legal materials, including any communication between an offender and an attorney, or any materials prepared in anticipation of a lawsuit.
DOC 328.22(7)(d) (d) An employee may not forcibly enter any property to conduct a search.
DOC 328.22(8) (8)Seizure of body contents.
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.