Wis. Admin. Code Department of Corrections § DOC 376.16 - Factors to consider to determine if a search is necessary

Current through November 29, 2021

Prior to searching a visitor, a youth or other staff, staff shall determine that reasonable grounds or probable cause exists to believe the person being searched possesses contraband. Staff shall consider all of the following factors.

(1) The reliability of information provided by an informant indicating the existence of contraband by assessing whether the information is detailed, consistent and corroborated.
(2) The reliability of an informant by considering whether the informant has supplied reliable information in the past and whether the informant has reason to supply inaccurate information.
(3) The activity of a visitor, youth or staff that relates to whether the person to be searched might carry contraband.
(4) The information provided by the person who may be searched which is relevant to whether the person possesses contraband.


Wis. Admin. Code Department of Corrections § DOC 376.16
Cr. Register, June, 2000, No. 534, eff. 7-1-00.

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