2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
August 7, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Young, Crowley, Bowen, Fields,
Berceau, Goyke, Ohnstad, Pope, Subeck, C. Taylor, Wachs and Zepnick,
cosponsored by Senators L. Taylor, Carpenter, Larson, Miller, Risser and
Vinehout. Referred to Committee on Corrections.
1An Act to create
301.203 of the statutes; relating to: solitary confinement of
2an inmate under 18 years of age.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill prohibits an inmate under 18 years of age from being held in solitary
confinement for violating the rules of a juvenile detention facility, secured residential
care center for children and youth, juvenile correctional facility, prison, or jail. Under
current law, an inmate of a prison or jail may be held in solitary confinement under
the care and advice of a physician, but not over ten days, for violating the rules of the
prison or jail.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
301.203 of the statutes is created to read:
4301.203 Solitary confinement of inmates under 18 years of age. 5
Notwithstanding ss. 302.10 and 302.40, an inmate under 18 years of age may not be 6
held in solitary confinement for violating the rules of a juvenile detention facility, jail,
municipal lockup facility, secured residential care center for children and youth, or 2
state correctional institution.