2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 302. Prisons; state, county and municipal.
302.365 Jail and house of correction program standards.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 302.365 (2017)

302.365 Jail and house of correction program standards.

(1)Standards. The department shall establish, by rule, program standards for jails and houses of correction. The standards shall require all of the following:

(a) Policy and procedure manual. That the sheriff or other keeper of a jail or house of correction develop a written policy and procedure manual for the operation of the jail or house of correction which reflects the jail's or house of correction's physical characteristics, the number and types of prisoners in the jail or house of correction and the availability of outside resources to the jail or house of correction. The manual shall include all of the following:

1. Policies and procedures for screening prisoners for medical illnesses or disabilities, mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and alcohol or other drug abuse problems. The rules shall establish functional objectives for screening but may not require jails or houses of correction to use only one particular method to meet the objectives. The policies and procedures shall include the use of outside resources, such as county mental health staff or hospital resources, and shall include agreements with these resources, as appropriate, to ensure adequate services to prisoners identified as needing services.

2. Identification of the facilities and programs, including outside facilities and programs, that will be provided for long-term prisoners, including prisoners who are charged with a crime and detained prior to trial and prisoners who are sentenced to jail or a house of correction. The rules shall establish functional objectives for programs for these prisoners but may not require counties to use only one particular method of providing programs for these prisoners.

3. Policies and procedures for providing educational programming for prisoners under 18 years of age. The rules shall establish functional objectives for educational programming for those prisoners, but may not require jails or houses of correction to use only one particular method to meet the objectives.

(b) Crisis intervention services. That the sheriff or other keeper of the jail or house of correction ensure that the jail or house of correction has available emergency services for crisis intervention for prisoners with medical illnesses or disabilities, mental illnesses, developmental disabilities or alcohol or other drug abuse problems.

(2)Approval of policy and procedure manual. The sheriff or other keeper of a jail or house of correction shall submit, no later than December 31, 1990, a policy and procedure manual developed under sub. (1) (a) to the department for approval, as provided by the department by rule. Thereafter, the sheriff or other keeper of a jail or house of correction shall submit any substantive changes to the manual to the department for approval, as provided by the department by rule. The department shall approve or disapprove the manual or any changes made in the manual, in writing, within 90 days after submission of the manual. If the department disapproves the manual or any changes to a manual, it shall include in the written disapproval a statement of the reasons for the disapproval. Within 60 days after disapproval, the sheriff or other keeper of the jail or house of correction shall modify the manual and resubmit it to the department for approval.

(3)Consultation in rule development. In developing rules under this section, the department shall consult with the department of justice.

History: 1987 a. 394; 1989 a. 31 s. 1652; Stats. 1989 s. 302.365; 1989 a. 92; 1995 a. 352.

NOTE: 1987 Wis. Act 394 s. 15, which created this section contains explanatory notes.

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