2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 302. Prisons; state, county and municipal.
302.27 Contracts for temporary housing for or detention of persons on probation or prisoners.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 302.27 (2017)

302.27 Contracts for temporary housing for or detention of persons on probation or prisoners.

(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.

(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.

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.

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