(1) Corporal punishment of youth is not
permitted. This prohibition allows no exceptions.
(2) Only the minimum force that is reasonably
necessary to achieve a proper objective may be used. Excessive force shall not
Staff may use
non-deadly force against youth only if the user of force reasonably believes
that it is immediately necessary to accomplish one of the following purposes:
(a) To subdue a youth who poses an immediate
threat of bodily harm or death to oneself or another.
To regain control of all or part of an
institution during a disturbance as defined in s.
or an emergency as defined in s.
(c) To prevent the escape of a
(d) To control a disruptive
or dangerous youth who threatens the security of an institution.
(e) To apprehend a youth who has escaped from
(f) To change the
location of a youth who refuses to cooperate and the refusal threatens the
security of the institution.
Staff may use the minimum physical force
reasonably necessary to apprehend or gain control of a youth. Minimum force
shall be exercised in the following way, if reasonably possible:
(a) Staff shall not attempt to physically
handle a youth until sufficient staff are present for a show of physical
(b) Staff shall ask a youth
to voluntarily return or to voluntarily cease the threatening or disruptive
(c) If a youth refuses to
voluntarily comply, one or more staff may physically restrain the
(d) Staff shall restrain a
youth as necessary for the protection of the youth or others.
(5) After the use of non-deadly
force, the youth and staff who were involved shall be checked for injury,
medical services provided as appropriate and a written report submitted to the
superintendent regarding any medical services provided.
(6) If force is used, each staff member
involved shall submit a separate written report regarding the apprehension to
(7) Staff may
use deadly force only if staff reasonably believe that its use is immediately
necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm to oneself or another. If
deadly force is used, each staff member involved shall submit a separate
written report to the superintendent regarding the use of deadly force. The
superintendent shall promptly report the use of deadly force to the
(8) Staff may not
use deadly force to control a youth if its use creates a substantial danger of
harm to an innocent third party, unless the danger created by not using deadly
force is greater than the danger created by its use.
(9) Youth may not use force at any