State v. HuntAnnotate this Case
At issue in these two consolidated appeals was whether Wis. Stat. 980 requires the dismissal of a pending commitment petition when the individual subject to the petition is re-incarcerated because of the revocation of parole or extended supervision. This appeal involved two defendants committed under chapter 980 after their parole and extended supervision was revoked. The court of appeals affirmed the circuit court and held that dismissal of a Wis. Stat. 980 proceeding was not required when the subject of the petition is transferred to the custody of the Department of Corrections before a chapter 980 commitment order is entered. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the State may proceed with a chapter 980 commitment after the revocation of a subject individual's parole or extended supervision; and (2) therefore, both of the chapter 980 commitments at issue in this case were valid.