302.14 302.14 Property of deceased inmates, parolees, probationers or persons on extended supervision, disposition. When an inmate of a prison, a parolee of an institution, a person on extended supervision or a person on probation to the department dies leaving an estate, after paying all costs and obligations under ss. 301.32 and 301.325, of $150 or less in the trust of the warden, superintendent or secretary, the warden, superintendent or secretary shall try to determine whether or not the estate is to be probated. If probate proceedings are not commenced within 90 days, the warden, superintendent or secretary shall turn over the money or securities to the nearest of kin as evidenced by the records of the institution and the department.
302.14 History History: 1989 a. 31 s. 1633; Stats. 1989 s. 302.14; 1997 a. 283; 2017 a. 246.
302.15 302.15 Activities off grounds. The wardens and superintendents of the state prisons, and all wardens and superintendents of county prisons, jails, camps and houses of correction enumerated in ch. 303, may take inmates away from the institution grounds for rehabilitative and educational activities approved by the department and under such supervision as the superintendent or warden deems necessary. While away from the institution grounds an inmate is deemed to be under the care and control of the institution in which he or she is an inmate and subject to its rules and discipline.
302.15 History History: 1971 c. 54; 1989 a. 31 s. 1634; Stats. 1989 s. 302.15.
302.15 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. DOC 325.02, Wis. adm. code.
302.17 302.17 Register of inmates.
302.17(1)(1)When any inmate is received into any state penal institution the department shall register the date of admission, the name, age, nativity and nationality and such other facts as may be obtained as to parentage, education and previous history and environments of such inmate.
302.17(2) (2)The department shall make entries on the register to reflect the progress made by each inmate while incarcerated and the inmate's release on parole or extended supervision, condition at the time of release on parole or extended supervision and progress made while on parole or extended supervision.
302.17 History History: 1987 a. 27, 403; 1989 a. 31 s. 1635; Stats. 1989 s. 302.17; 1997 a. 283; 2013 a. 334.
302.18 302.18 Transfers of inmates.
302.18(1)(1)Inmates of a prison may be transferred and retransferred to another prison by the department.
302.18(1m) (1m)Inmates transferred to the Wisconsin resource center shall be afforded a transfer hearing under s. 302.055.
302.18(2) (2)Inmates of a county house of correction may be transferred to a state prison. If any county discontinues its house of correction, inmates at the time of the discontinuance may be transferred to the state prison or to the county jail of the county as the commitment indicates.
302.18(3) (3)A prisoner may request the department to transfer him or her to a prison in another state under s. 302.25.
302.18(4) (4)With each person transferred to a state prison from another institution, the warden or superintendent of such other institution shall transmit the original commitment and the institutional record pertaining to such person.
302.18(5) (5)Any person who is legally transferred by the department to a penal institution shall be subject to the same statutes, regulations and discipline as if the person had been originally sentenced to that institution, but the transfer shall not change the term of sentence.
302.18(6) (6)Inmates may be transferred under ss. 302.45 and 973.035.
302.18(7) (7)Except as provided in s. 973.013 (3m), the department shall keep a person under 15 years of age who has been sentenced to the Wisconsin state prisons in a juvenile correctional facility or a secured residential care center for children and youth, but the department may transfer that person to an adult correctional institution after the person attains 15 years of age. The department may not transfer any person under 18 years of age to the correctional institution authorized in s. 301.16 (1n).
302.18 History History: 1981 c. 20; 1983 a. 332; 1987 a. 27; 1989 a. 31 s. 1636; Stats. 1989 s. 302.18; 1991 a. 39, 316; 1993 a. 89; 1995 a. 27, 77; 2001 a. 16; 2005 a. 344.
302.185 302.185 Transfer to foreign countries under treaty. If a treaty is in effect between the United States and a foreign country, allowing a convicted person who is a citizen or national of the foreign country to transfer to the foreign country, the governor may commence a transfer of the person if the person requests.
302.185 History History: 1981 c. 29; 1989 a. 31 s. 1637; Stats. 1989 s. 302.185.
302.19 302.19 Temporary detention of inmates. The department may use any of its facilities for the temporary detention of persons in its custody.
302.19 History History: 1989 a. 31 s. 1638; Stats. 1989 s. 302.19.
302.20 302.20 Uniforms for correctional officers. The department shall furnish and, from time to time replace, a standard uniform to be prescribed by the department including items of clothing (not including overcoats), shoulder patches, caps, lapel insignia, and badge to each correctional officer in the department who is required to wear such standard uniform.
302.20 History History: 1989 a. 31 s. 1639; Stats. 1989 s. 302.20.
302.21 302.21 Vocational education program in auto body repair at the Green Bay Correctional Institution.
302.21(1)(1)The department may maintain and operate a vocational education program in auto body repair at the Green Bay Correctional Institution. Notwithstanding s. 303.06 (1), in connection with the vocational education program the institution may receive from licensed automobile dealers and regularly established automobile repair shops vehicles to be repaired, painted or otherwise processed by residents enrolled in the program.
302.21(2) (2)Prices for repairing, painting or otherwise processing vehicles in the program shall be fixed as near as possible to the market value of the labor and materials furnished. Proceeds received from the repairing, painting or other processing of vehicles shall be deposited as provided in s. 20.410 (1) (kk) and shall be available to the institution to purchase materials, supplies and equipment necessary to operate the vocational education program in auto body repair.
302.21 History History: 1975 c. 224; 1977 c. 418; 1979 c. 34 s. 2102 (20) (a); 1981 c. 314 s. 146; 1989 a. 31 s. 1640; Stats. 1989 s. 302.21; 1989 a. 283.
302.25 302.25 Interstate corrections compact. The following compact, by and between the state of Wisconsin and any other state which has or shall hereafter ratify or legally join in the same, is ratified and approved:
INTERSTATE CORRECTIONS COMPACT
302.25(1) (1)Article I — Purpose and Policy. The party states, desiring by common action to fully utilize and improve their institutional facilities and provide adequate programs for the confinement, treatment and rehabilitation of various types of offenders, declare that it is the policy of each of the party states to provide such facilities and programs on a basis of cooperation with one another, thereby serving the best interests of such offenders and of society and effecting economies in capital expenditures and operational costs. The purpose of this compact is to provide for the mutual development and execution of such programs of cooperation for the confinement, treatment and rehabilitation of offenders with the most economical use of human and material resources.
302.25(2) (2)Article II — Definitions. As used in this compact, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
302.25(2)(a) (a) “Inmate" means a male or female offender who is committed, under sentence to or confined in a penal or correctional institution;
302.25(2)(b) (b) “Institution" means any penal or correctional facility, including but not limited to a facility for the mentally ill or mentally defective, in which inmates may lawfully be confined;
302.25(2)(c) (c) “Receiving state" means a state party to this compact to which an inmate is sent for confinement other than a state in which conviction or court commitment was had;
302.25(2)(d) (d) “Sending state" means a state party to this compact in which conviction or court commitment was had;
302.25(2)(e) (e) “State" means a state of the United States, the United States of America, a territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
302.25(3) (3)Article III — Contracts.
302.25(3)(a) (a) Each party state may make one or more contracts with any one or more of the other party states for the confinement of inmates on behalf of a sending state in institutions situated within receiving states. Any such contract shall provide for:
302.25(3)(a)1. 1. Its duration;
302.25(3)(a)2. 2. Payments to be made to the receiving state by the sending state for inmate maintenance, extraordinary medical and dental expenses, and any participation in or receipt by inmates of rehabilitative or correctional services, facilities, programs or treatment not reasonably included as part of normal maintenance;
302.25(3)(a)3. 3. Participation in programs of inmate employment, if any; the disposition or crediting of any payments received by inmates on account thereof; and the crediting of proceeds from or disposal of any products resulting therefrom;
302.25(3)(a)4. 4. Delivery and retaking of inmates;
302.25(3)(a)5. 5. Such other matters as may be necessary and appropriate to fix the obligations, responsibilities and rights of the sending and receiving states.
302.25(3)(b) (b) The terms and provisions of this compact shall be a part of any contract entered into by the authority of or pursuant thereto, and nothing in any such contract shall be inconsistent therewith.
302.25(4) (4)Article IV — Procedures and Rights.
302.25(4)(a)(a) Whenever the duly constituted authorities in a state party to this compact, and which has entered into a contract pursuant to sub. (3), shall decide that confinement in, or transfer of an inmate to, an institution within the territory of another party state is necessary or desirable in order to provide adequate quarters and care or an appropriate program of rehabilitation or treatment, said officials may direct that the confinement be within an institution within the territory of said other party state, the receiving state to act in that regard solely as agent for the sending state.
302.25(4)(b) (b) The appropriate officials of any state party to this compact shall have access, at all reasonable times, to any institution in which it has a contractual right to confine inmates for the purpose of inspecting the facilities thereof and visiting such of its inmates as may be confined in the institution.
302.25(4)(c) (c) Inmates confined in an institution pursuant to the terms of this compact shall at all times be subject to the jurisdiction of the sending state and may at any time be removed therefrom for transfer to a prison or other institution within the sending state, for transfer to another institution in which the sending state may have a contractual or other right to confine inmates, for release on probation, extended supervision or parole, for discharge, or for any other purpose permitted by the laws of the sending state; provided, that the sending state shall continue to be obligated to such payments as may be required pursuant to the terms of any contract entered into under the terms of sub. (3).
302.25(4)(d) (d) Each receiving state shall provide regular reports to each sending state on the inmates of that sending state in institutions pursuant to this compact including a conduct record of each inmate and certify said record to the official designated by the sending state, in order that each inmate may have official review of his or her record in determining and altering the disposition of said inmate in accordance with the law which may obtain in the sending state and in order that the same may be a source of information for the sending state.
302.25(4)(e) (e) All inmates who may be confined in an institution pursuant to the provisions of this compact shall be treated in a reasonable and humane manner and shall be treated equally with such similar inmates of the receiving state as may be confined in the same institution. The fact of confinement in a receiving state shall not deprive any inmate so confined of any legal rights which said inmate would have had if confined in an appropriate institution of the sending state.
302.25(4)(f) (f) Any hearing or hearings to which an inmate confined pursuant to this compact may be entitled by the laws of the sending state may be had before the appropriate authorities of the sending state, or of the receiving state if authorized by the sending state. The receiving state shall provide adequate facilities for such hearings as may be conducted by the appropriate officials of a sending state. In the event such hearing or hearings are had before officials of the receiving state, the governing law shall be that of the sending state and a record of the hearing or hearings as prescribed by the sending state shall be made. Said record together with any recommendations of the hearing officials shall be transmitted forthwith to the official or officials before whom the hearing would have been had if it had taken place in the sending state. In any and all proceedings had pursuant to the provisions of this subdivision, the officials of the receiving state shall act solely as agents of the sending state and no final determination shall be made in any matter except by the appropriate officials of the sending state.
302.25(4)(g) (g) Any inmate confined pursuant to this compact shall be released within the territory of the sending state unless the inmate, and the sending and receiving states, shall agree upon release in some other place. The sending state shall bear the cost of such return to its territory.
302.25(4)(h) (h) Any inmate confined pursuant to the terms of this compact shall have any and all rights to participate in and derive any benefits or incur or be relieved of any obligations or have such obligations modified or the inmate's status changed on account of any action or proceeding in which the inmate could have participated if confined in any appropriate institution of the sending state located within such state.
302.25(4)(i) (i) The parent, guardian, trustee, or other person or persons entitled under the laws of the sending state to act for, advise, or otherwise function with respect to any inmate shall not be deprived of or restricted in the exercise of any power in respect of any inmate confined pursuant to the terms of this compact.
302.25(5) (5)Article V — Acts Not Reviewable in Receiving State; Extradition.
302.25(5)(a)(a) Any decision of the sending state in respect of any matter over which it retains jurisdiction pursuant to this compact shall be conclusive upon and not reviewable within the receiving state, but if at the time the sending state seeks to remove an inmate from an institution in the receiving state there is pending against the inmate within such state any criminal charge or if the inmate is formally accused of having committed within such state a criminal offense, the inmate shall not be returned without the consent of the receiving state until discharged from prosecution or other form of proceeding, imprisonment or detention for such offense. The duly accredited officers of the sending state shall be permitted to transport inmates pursuant to this compact through any and all states party to this compact without interference.
302.25(5)(b) (b) An inmate who escapes from an institution in which the inmate is confined pursuant to this compact shall be deemed a fugitive from the sending state and from the state in which the institution is situated. In the case of an escape to a jurisdiction other than the sending or receiving state, the responsibility for institution of extradition or rendition proceedings shall be that of the sending state, but nothing contained herein shall be construed to prevent or affect the activities of officers and agencies of any jurisdiction directed toward the apprehension and return of an escapee.
302.25(6) (6)Article VI — Federal Aid. Any state party to this compact may accept federal aid for use in connection with any institution or program, the use of which is or may be affected by this compact or any contract pursuant hereto and any inmate in a receiving state pursuant to this compact may participate in any such federally aided program or activity for which the sending and receiving state have made contractual provision; provided, that if such program or activity is not part of the customary correctional regimen the express consent of the appropriate official of the sending state shall be required therefor.
302.25(7) (7)Article VII — Entry into Force. This compact shall enter into force and become effective and binding upon the states so acting when it has been enacted into law by any 2 states. Thereafter, this compact shall enter into force and become effective and binding as to any other of said states upon similar action by such state.
302.25(8) (8)Article VIII — Withdrawal and Termination. This compact shall continue in force and remain binding upon a party state until it shall have enacted a statute repealing the same and providing for the sending of formal written notice of withdrawal from the compact to the appropriate officials of all other party states. An actual withdrawal shall not take effect until one year after the notices provided in said statute have been sent. Such withdrawal shall not relieve the withdrawing state from its obligations assumed hereunder prior to the effective date of withdrawal. Before the effective date of withdrawal, a withdrawing state shall remove to its territory, at its own expense, such inmates as it may have confined pursuant to the provisions of this compact.
302.25(9) (9)Article IX — Other Arrangements Unaffected. Nothing contained in this compact shall be construed to abrogate or impair any agreement or other arrangement which a party state may have with a nonparty state for the confinement, rehabilitation or treatment of inmates nor to repeal any other laws of a party state authorizing the making of cooperative institutional arrangements.
302.25(10) (10)Article X — Construction and Severability. The provisions of this compact shall be liberally construed and shall be severable. If any phrase, clause, sentence or provision of this compact is declared to be contrary to the constitution of any participating state or of the United States or the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person or circumstance is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of this compact and the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person or circumstance shall not be affected thereby. If this compact shall be held contrary to the constitution of any state participating therein, the compact shall remain in full force and effect as to the remaining states and in full force and effect as to the state affected as to all severable matters.
302.25 History History: 1981 c. 20, 390; 1983 a. 189, 538; 1989 a. 31 s. 1641; Stats. 1989 s. 302.25; 1991 a. 316; 1997 a. 283.
302.25 Annotation Out-of-state prisoners may be housed by the state, a county, or a municipality only as authorized by statute, which is currently limited to this section. OAG 2-99.
302.26 302.26 Corrections compact; contracts with other states; approval. The secretary is responsible for performing all functions necessary or incidental to carrying out the requirements of the interstate corrections compact under s. 302.25. The secretary may delegate and redelegate any of the functions as provided in s. 15.02 (4). If a contract under s. 301.21 or 302.25 involves the transfer of more than 10 prisoners in any fiscal year to any one state or to any one political subdivision of another state, the contract may be entered into only if it is approved by the legislature by law or by the joint committee on finance.
302.26 History History: 1981 c. 20; 1983 a. 27; 1989 a. 31 s. 1643; Stats. 1989 s. 302.26; 1995 a. 344.
302.27 302.27 Contracts for temporary housing for or detention of persons on probation or prisoners.
302.27(1)(1)The department may contract with a local unit of government, as defined in s. 16.957 (1) (k), for temporary housing or detention in county jails, county houses of correction, or tribal jails for persons placed on probation or sentenced to imprisonment in state prisons or to the intensive sanctions program. The rate under any such contract may not exceed $60 per person per day. Nothing in this subsection limits the authority of the department to place persons in jails under s. 301.048 (3) (a) 1.
302.27(2) (2)Inmates who are confined or detained under sub. (1) may be granted the privilege of leaving the facility during necessary and reasonable hours to engage in employment-related activities including seeking employment, engaging in employment training, working at employment, performing community service work, or attendance at an educational institution, or for any other activity designated in the contract under sub. (1). The sheriff, superintendent of the house of correction, or tribal chief of police, in conjunction with the department, shall determine inmate eligibility to participate in such activities and may terminate participation or return an inmate to state facilities, or both, at any time.
302.27 History History: 1983 a. 27; 1989 a. 31 s. 1644; Stats. 1989 s. 302.27; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 89, 437; 2013 a. 196; 2017 a. 89.
302.30 302.30 Definition of jail. In ss. 302.30 to 302.43, “ jail" includes municipal prisons and rehabilitation facilities established under s. 59.53 (8) by whatever name they are known. In s. 302.37 (1) (a) and (3) (a), “jail" does not include lockup facilities. “Lockup facilities" means those facilities of a temporary place of detention at a police station which are used exclusively to hold persons under arrest until they can be brought before a court, and are not used to hold persons pending trial who have appeared in court or have been committed to imprisonment for nonpayment of fines or forfeitures. In s. 302.365, “jail" does not include rehabilitation facilities established under s. 59.53 (8).
302.30 History History: 1979 c. 34; 1987 a. 394; 1989 a. 31 s. 1645; Stats. 1989 s. 302.30; 1995 a. 201.
302.31 302.31 Use of jails. The county jail may be used for any of the following purposes:
302.31(1) (1)The detention of persons charged with crime and committed for trial.
302.31(1m) (1m)The detention of persons subject to confinement under s. 322.011.
302.31(2) (2)The detention of persons committed to secure their attendance as witnesses.
302.31(3) (3)To imprison persons committed pursuant to a sentence or held in custody by the sheriff for any cause authorized by law.
302.31(4) (4)The detention of persons sentenced to imprisonment in state penal institutions or a county house of correction, until they are removed to those institutions.
302.31(5) (5)The detention of persons participating in the intensive sanctions program.
302.31(6) (6)The temporary detention of persons in the custody of the department.
302.31(7) (7)The temporary placement of persons in the custody of the department, other than persons under 17 years of age, and persons who have attained the age of 17 years but have not attained the age of 25 years who are under the supervision of the department under s. 938.355 (4) and who have been taken into custody pending revocation of community supervision or aftercare supervision under s. 938.357 (5) (e).
302.31(8) (8)Under an agreement under s. 66.0303, the detention of persons detained or imprisoned before, during, or after trial by a county that borders on this state and is located in the state of Michigan. The agreement under s. 66.0303 for the detention of persons from another state shall take into account the provisions of this chapter regarding the detention of persons in county jails.
302.31(8m) (8m)Under an agreement under s. 66.0303, the detention of persons detained or imprisoned before, during, or after trial by a county that borders on this state. An agreement under this subsection may not provide for the detention of a person detained or imprisoned in a county jail by a county that borders on this state who has been sentenced to imprisonment in a state prison in that state. The agreement under s. 66.0303 for the detention of persons from another state shall take into account the provisions of this chapter regarding the detention of persons in county jails.
302.31(9) (9)Other detentions authorized by law.
302.31 History History: 1981 c. 20; 1989 a. 31 s. 1646; Stats. 1989 s. 302.31; 1989 a. 336; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 16, 89, 385, 490; 1995 a. 27, 77; 2003 a. 81, 226, 326; 2007 a. 200; 2013 a. 334; 2015 a. 55.
302.31 Annotation DOC has discretion to keep its detainees in a county jail, but sheriffs in their capacity as custodians of the jails have authority to refuse to keep DOC detainees if doing so will endanger jail safety. DOC v. Kliesmet, 211 Wis. 2d 254, 564 N.W.2d 742 (1997), 96-2292.
302.31 Annotation Out-of-state prisoners may be housed by the state, a county, or a municipality only as authorized by statute, which is currently limited to the Interstate Corrections Compact, s. 302.25. OAG 2-99.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 367 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before October 15, 2018. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after October 15, 2018 are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-15-18)