2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 302. Prisons; state, county and municipal.
302.33 Maintenance of prisoners in county jail; state payments to counties and tribal governing bodies.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 302.33 (2017)

302.33 Maintenance of prisoners in county jail; state payments to counties and tribal governing bodies.

(1) The maintenance of persons who have been sentenced to the state penal institutions; persons in the custody of the department, except as provided in sub. (2) and ss. 301.048 (7), 302.113 (8m), and 302.114 (8m); persons accused of crime and committed for trial; persons committed for the nonpayment of fines and expenses; and persons sentenced to imprisonment therein, while in the county jail, shall be paid out of the county treasury. No claim may be allowed to any sheriff for keeping or boarding any person in the county jail unless the person was lawfully detained therein.

(2)

(a) The department shall pay for the maintenance of persons in its custody who are placed in the county jail or other county facility, or in a tribal jail under s. 302.445, pending disposition of parole, extended supervision or probation revocation proceedings subject to the following conditions:

1. The department shall make payments under this paragraph beginning when an offender is detained in a county jail or other county facility, or in a tribal jail under s. 302.445, pursuant only to a departmental hold and ending when the revocation process is completed and a final order of the department of corrections or the division of hearings and appeals in the department of administration has been entered.

2. The department shall not pay for persons who have pending criminal charges whether or not a departmental hold has been placed on the person. Payment for maintenance by the department is limited to confinements where an offender is held solely because of conduct which violates the offender's supervision and which would not otherwise constitute a criminal offense.

3. After verification by the department, it shall reimburse the county or tribal governing body at a rate of $40 per person per day, subject to the conditions in subds. 1. and 2. Any amount not paid under s. 20.410 (1) (bn) shall be paid under s. 20.410 (1) (gf) using any amount remaining in that appropriation account after the department pays all costs incurred for probation, parole, and extended supervision. If the amounts provided under s. 20.410 (1) (bn) and (gf) for any fiscal year are insufficient to provide complete reimbursement at that rate, the department shall prorate the payments under this subdivision to counties or tribal governing bodies for that fiscal year. The department shall not reimburse a county or tribal governing body unless that county or tribal governing body informs the department of the amount of reimbursement to which it is entitled under this subsection no later than September 1 of the fiscal year following the fiscal year for which reimbursement is requested.

(b) This subsection applies only to probationers, parolees or persons on extended supervision who were placed on that status in connection with a conviction for a felony. This subsection applies only to confinements initiated after July 2, 1983.

(c) The department shall make payments under this subsection to the applicable county or tribal governing body on the basis of where the person is actually confined.

History: 1983 a. 27; 1985 a. 29; 1987 a. 27; 1989 a. 31 s. 1648; Stats. 1989 s. 302.33; 1989 a. 107, 122; 1991 a. 39, 269; 1993 a. 16, 48, 490; 1995 a. 27; 1997 a. 283; 2001 a. 109; 2015 a. 164.

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