2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 301. Corrections.
301.33 Freedom of worship; religious ministration.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 301.33 (2017)

301.33 Freedom of worship; religious ministration.

(1) Subject to reasonable exercise of the privilege, members of the clergy of all religious faiths shall have an opportunity, at least once each week, to conduct religious services within the state correctional institutions. Attendance at the services is voluntary.

(2) Every inmate shall receive, upon request, religious ministration and sacraments according to the inmate's faith.

(3) Every inmate who requests it shall have the use of the Bible.

History: 1989 a. 31.

The state must make copies of the Quran available to prisoners to the same extent that Bibles are made available. Pitts v. Knowles, 339 F. Supp. 1183 (1972).

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