DOC 346.06(1) (1) The superintendent shall maintain a facility register which shall include identifying information for all juveniles, including name, age, gender, race, name of parents or guardian, alleged offense, detaining authority, time and date of admission, authority for admission, date and time of release, and destination of the juvenile after release.
DOC 346.06(2) (2) The facility shall maintain records of the date, time and circumstances of all of the following events involving juveniles:
DOC 346.06(2)(a) (a) Death, attempted suicide which requires emergency medical care or hospitalization, or physical injury.
DOC 346.06(2)(b) (b) Escape or attempted escape.
DOC 346.06(2)(c) (c) Significant damage to the facility.
DOC 346.06(2)(d) (d) A daily record of each juvenile's behavior, medical history, disciplinary actions, visitations, room assignment, care requirements and other special conditions.
DOC 346.06(3) (3) Records shall be maintained in a confidential manner as follows:
DOC 346.06(3)(a) (a) Records shall be secured in locked desks or filing or storage cabinets.
DOC 346.06(3)(b) (b) Records shall be maintained and stored separately from records of persons 18 or older.
DOC 346.06(3)(c) (c) No person except those authorized through a court order or authorized facility or department personnel may have access to information in the records or be permitted to inspect the records.
DOC 346.06(3)(d) (d) Whenever a person is allowed access to a juvenile's file, a notation which includes the person's name, date of access and authorization for access shall be made in the file.
DOC 346.06(4) (4) The superintendent shall notify the department's regional detention facilities specialist within 24 hours excluding weekends and holidays, after any of the following occurs:
DOC 346.06(4)(a) (a) The death of a juvenile.
DOC 346.06(4)(b) (b) The provision of medical treatment to a juvenile for a life-threatening injury or the admission of a juvenile to a hospital, not including an emergency room admission or admission for detention and evaluation under ch. 51, Stats.
DOC 346.06(4)(c) (c) The escape of a juvenile.
DOC 346.06(4)(d) (d) Any significant damage to the facility.
DOC 346.06(4)(e) (e) Any change in the superintendence of the facility.
DOC 346.06(5) (5) The superintendent shall give the department at least 30 days notice of any intention to terminate the operation of the facility.
DOC 346.06(6) (6) The superintendent shall promptly furnish to the department all requested information.
DOC 346.06 History History: CR 09-039: cr. Register October 2010 No. 658, eff. 11-1-10.
DOC 346.07 DOC 346.07Variances.
DOC 346.07(1) (1) The department may grant a variance to a provision of this chapter, except that no variance may be granted to the provisions of ss. DOC 346.14 (1) and (3) and 346.15 (3) (a) and (d).
DOC 346.07(2) (2) In order to obtain a variance, the superintendent shall demonstrate in writing that strict enforcement of the rule would result in unreasonable hardship for administration of the facility and that the variance would provide equivalent or better protection for the health, safety, welfare and rights of juveniles and the public.
DOC 346.07(3) (3) The department may impose specific conditions including reasonable time limits on a variance in order to protect the health, safety, rights or welfare of juveniles or the public.
DOC 346.07(4) (4) Violation of any condition under which a variance is granted constitutes a violation of this chapter. Upon finding that there has been a violation of a condition of the variance, the department may revoke the variance and require strict enforcement of the rule.
DOC 346.07 History History: CR 09-039: cr. Register October 2010 No. 658, eff. 11-1-10.
subch. II of ch. DOC 346 Subchapter II — Admission and Release
DOC 346.08 DOC 346.08Admission criteria for juvenile detention facilities.
DOC 346.08(1)(1) Juveniles may be admitted to a juvenile detention facility under the provisions of applicable Wisconsin Statutes, including chs. 938 and 48, Stats., or other court order.
DOC 346.08(2) (2) Persons who are 18 years of age or older may not be admitted or held in a juvenile detention facility, unless they are currently only under juvenile court jurisdiction under ch. 938 or 48, Stats.
DOC 346.08 History History: CR 09-039: cr. Register October 2010 No. 658, eff. 11-1-10.
DOC 346.09 DOC 346.09Admission.
DOC 346.09(1) (1) No juvenile may be placed in a juvenile detention facility unless the facility meets the requirements of this chapter and is approved by the department.
DOC 346.09(2) (2) An approved facility shall receive juveniles into secure detention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
DOC 346.09(3) (3) As soon as practicable following admission, each juvenile shall be required to take a bath or shower.
DOC 346.09(4) (4) A juvenile who appears to be seriously ill or injured, who exhibits significant mental or emotional distress, or who appears too intoxicated or incapacitated due to controlled substance or alcohol abuse may not be confined in the facility unless a health care professional has treated and approved the juvenile for confinement.
DOC 346.09(5) (5) The superintendent shall provide to juveniles upon admission a copy of the rules of the facility and a description of the services and programs of the facility. The superintendent shall assure that all juveniles have effective access to the information.
DOC 346.09 History History: CR 09-039: cr. Register October 2010 No. 658, eff. 11-1-10.
DOC 346.10 DOC 346.10Classification. The operational plan under s. DOC 346.04 shall contain policies and procedures creating a classification system based on legal status, gender, age, behavior, information concerning present offense, current and prior detention history, medical condition, mental health, and other criteria designed to provide for the protection and safety of juveniles, staff and the community. In addition, the classification system shall identify specific criteria for the exclusion of juveniles from being housed in dormitories under s. DOC 346.14 (3) or double cells under s. DOC 346.15.
DOC 346.10 History History: CR 09-039: cr. Register October 2010 No. 658, eff. 11-1-10.
DOC 346.11 DOC 346.11Contact.
DOC 346.11(1) (1) There may be no physical or visual contact between juveniles and adult inmates in a juvenile detention facility.
DOC 346.11(2) (2) There may be no sustained sound contact between juveniles and adult inmates in a juvenile detention facility.
DOC 346.11 History History: CR 09-039: cr. Register October 2010 No. 658, eff. 11-1-10.
DOC 346.12 DOC 346.12Release. The operational plan under s. DOC 346.04 shall contain policies and procedures relating to the release of juveniles from custody, including all of the following components:
DOC 346.12(1) (1) Verification of identity of juvenile.
DOC 346.12(2) (2) Verification of authority to release.
DOC 346.12 History History: CR 09-039: cr. Register October 2010 No. 658, eff. 11-1-10.
subch. III of ch. DOC 346 Subchapter III — Physical Plant
DOC 346.13 DOC 346.13Construction plans.
DOC 346.13(1) (1) A county which intends to build or remodel a facility shall do all of the following:
DOC 346.13(1)(a) (a) Submit a letter of intent to the department before design development begins.
DOC 346.13(1)(b) (b) Submit the facility program to the department for review and comment. The facility program shall include the following:
DOC 346.13(1)(b)1. 1. A statement of the facility mission and goals.
DOC 346.13(1)(b)2. 2. A description of needed spaces in terms of size, features and their relationship to one another.
DOC 346.13(1)(b)3. 3. Staff estimates.
DOC 346.13(1)(b)4. 4. Construction cost estimates.
DOC 346.13(1)(c) (c) Submit the design development documents to the department for review and comment.
DOC 346.13(1)(d) (d) Submit to the department for review and approval, two complete sets of construction plans of the facility.
DOC 346.13(1)(e) (e) Ensure that the construction plans are approved by the department of safety and professional services for compliance with state building code.
DOC 346.13(2) (2) The county may publish the bid documents only after receiving the department's approval of the construction plans.
DOC 346.13(3) (3) Upon review and approval the department shall return to the county one set of construction plans and retain the second set for department records. The department shall return unapproved construction plans.
DOC 346.13 History History: CR 09-039: cr. Register October 2010 No. 658, eff. 11-1-10; correction in (1) (e) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register January 2012 No. 673.
DOC 346.14 DOC 346.14Physical environment.
DOC 346.14(1) (1)Juvenile housing.
DOC 346.14(1)(a)(a) Each juvenile shall have a separate bunk or bed in a cell which meets the requirements of sub. (2) or s. DOC 346.15, or in a dormitory which meets the requirements of sub. (3). A facility may not exceed its rated bed capacity.
DOC 346.14(1)(b) (b) The total number of juveniles housed in double cells under s. DOC 346.15 and in dormitories under sub. (3) may not exceed 75% of the rated bed capacity of the facility.
DOC 346.14(2) (2)Cells.
DOC 346.14(2)(a)(a) Except if s. DOC 346.15 applies, all cells for juveniles in a facility shall be designated and used for single occupancy only.
DOC 346.14(2)(b) (b) Unless s. DOC 346.15 applies, cells shall have minimum floor area of 35 square feet of unencumbered space. The distance between the floor and ceiling may not be less than 8 feet and the distance between opposite walls may not be less than 6 feet.
DOC 346.14(2)(c) (c) Unless s. DOC 346.15 applies, each cell shall have all of the following:
DOC 346.14(2)(c)1. 1. A rigidly constructed metal bed with the frame bracketed to the wall or bolted to the floor or a bed built in masonry construction of a similar strength.
DOC 346.14(2)(c)2. 2. An unbreakable, institution-type mirror.
DOC 346.14(2)(c)3. 3. A detention strength, metal, institution-type wash basin and toilet. The wash basin and toilet may be combined in one unit. The wash basin shall have hot and cold running water.
DOC 346.14(2)(c)4. 4. A rigidly constructed shelf-type table and seat which are bracketed to the wall or bolted to the floor.
DOC 346.14(2)(c)5. 5. Unless s. DOC 346.15 applies, 2 or more nonremovable, collapsible, detention strength clothing and towel hooks.
DOC 346.14(2)(c)6. 6. Light fixtures of detention strength and providing at least 30 foot candles at 30 inches above the floor. Lights shall have a dimming capability or there shall be a nightlight to allow for comfortable sleeping. There shall be enough illumination for observation of juveniles during security checks.
DOC 346.14(2)(d) (d) There shall be no exposed heating pipes, radiators or controls in cells.
DOC 346.14(2)(e) (e) There shall be a release system designed to unlock cell doors individually and as a group from a single point outside the confinement area.
DOC 346.14(3) (3)Dormitories.
DOC 346.14(3)(a)(a) A juvenile detention facility may use dormitories in addition to cells for the secure detention of juveniles.
DOC 346.14(3)(b) (b) Each dormitory shall be designed for a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 juveniles.
DOC 346.14(3)(c) (c) If a juvenile detention facility contains one dormitory, it shall have a minimum of 2 cells designed and used for single occupancy.
DOC 346.14(3)(d) (d) If more than one dormitory is built, the number of dormitory beds may not exceed 50% of the rated bed capacity of the juvenile detention facility.
DOC 346.14(3)(e) (e) If, based on all the criteria under s. DOC 346.10, a juvenile detention facility determines that placement of a juvenile in a dormitory may jeopardize the health or safety of the juvenile, other juveniles in the facility, staff or the community, the juvenile may not be placed in a dormitory.
DOC 346.14(3)(f) (f) Each dormitory shall have all of the following:
DOC 346.14(3)(f)1. 1. A minimum combined sleeping area and adjacent day room space of 70 square feet per juvenile based on rated bed capacity of the dormitory, excluding toilets, showers and lavatories.
DOC 346.14(3)(f)2. 2. A minimum floor to ceiling height of 8 feet.
DOC 346.14(3)(f)3. 3. Non-locking doors on sleeping rooms, if separate sleeping rooms are provided.
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.