Restrictions for Wisconsin

Review Supervised Release restrictions in each of the federal districts and the Sex Offender Registry requirements for the state of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Federal Districts:

Western and Eastern

Below you will find information on standard conditions of supervision and travel restrictions, as well as sex offender registry requirements. 

Always follow the conditions and restrictions given to you by your U.S. Probation Officer.

Wisconsin District Map

Select your district below:

Western District

Eastern District

Western District of Wisconsin

Mandatory Conditions of Supervision

Defendant shall report to the probation office in the district to which defendant is released within 72 hours of release from the custody of the Bureau of Prisons.

Defendant shall not commit another federal, state, or local crime.

Defendant shall not illegally possess a controlled substance.

If defendant has been convicted of a felony, defendant shall not possess a firearm, destructive device, or other dangerous weapon while on supervised release.

Defendant shall cooperate with the collection of DNA by the U.S. Justice Department and/or the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Office as required by Public Law 108-405.

If this judgment imposes a fine or a restitution obligation, it shall be a condition of supervised release that defendant pay any such fine or restitution that remains unpaid at the commencement of the term of supervised release in accordance with the Schedule of Payments set forth in the Financial Penalties sheet of this judgment.

Standard Conditions of Supervision

  1. Defendant shall not leave the judicial district in which defendant is being supervised without the permission of the Court or probation officer.
  2. Defendant is to report to the probation office as directed by the Court or probation officer and shall submit a complete written report within the first five days of each month, answer inquiries by the probation officer, and follow the officer’s instructions. The monthly report and the answer to inquiries shall be truthful in all respects unless a fully truthful statement would tend to incriminate defendant, in violation of defendant’s constitutional rights, in which case defendant has the right to remain silent.
  3. Defendant shall maintain lawful employment, seek lawful employment, or enroll and participate in a course of study or vocational training that will equip defendant for suitable employment, unless excused by the probation officer or the Court.
  4. Defendant shall notify the probation officer within seventy-two hours of any change in residence, employer, or any change in job classification.
  5. Defendant shall not purchase, possess, use, distribute, or administer any narcotic or other controlled substance, or any paraphernalia related to such substances, except as prescribed by a physician.
  6. Defendant shall not visit places where defendant knows or has reason to believe controlled substances are illegally sold, used, distributed, or administered.
  7. Defendant shall not meet, communicate, or spend time with any persons defendant knows to be engaged in criminal activity or planning to engage in criminal activity.
  8. Defendant shall permit a probation officer to visit defendant at home, work, or elsewhere at any reasonable time and shall permit confiscation of any contraband observed in plain view by the probation officer.
  9. Defendant shall notify the probation officer within seventy-two hours of being arrested or questioned by a law enforcement officer.
  10. Defendant shall not enter into any agreement to act as an informer or a special agent of  agency law enforcement without the permission of the court.
  11. As directed by the probation officer, defendant shall notify third parties of risks that may be occasioned by defendant’s criminal record or personal history or characteristics, and shall permit the probation officer to make such notifications and to confirm defendant’s compliance with such notification requirement.

Travel Restrictions

The Western District of Wisconsin is comprised of 44 counties. You are allowed to travel freely within these 44 counties. Unless you are given permission in advance by the judge in your case, any requests to travel outside of these 44 counites must be approved in advance by your U.S. Probation Officer.

Failure to do so may result in a violation of your supervision.

Travel / Relocation Policies

INSTRUCTIONS FOR TRAVEL
At no time will offenders be permitted to reside in the Western District of Wisconsin without the permission of the district. Travel is not to be authorized for the purposes of seeking employment or residence without first satisfying the relocation requirements. Travel for terrorists and violent offenders is strongly discouraged.

Domestic violence cases are not permitted travel to the Western District of Wisconsin if a victim resides in this district, without prior approval and victim notification by the Probation Office in the originating district.

RELOCATION INSTRUCTIONS
Relocation plans are to be submitted in writing at least 30 days prior to the anticipated relocation. Travel for relocation purposes requires prior approval. In circumstances when a request can not be submitted within the required time frame, contact the applicable supervision office for instructions.

Only offenders with significant ties to the Western District of Wisconsin, offenders with reasonably certain employment opportunities, enrollment in an education program unavailable in the district of origin, or when relocation would provide a high probability of success under supervision, will be considered.

Requests are to be sent directly to the appropriate supervision office (see Intranet site) and must include: a relocation request letter, copy of the Presentence Report and Judgement or sentencing data, the status of special conditions, description of violation behavior and the current status of financial obligations.

Relocation will not be considered for offenders who are currently in violation status, have serious violations in the past six months, or a long-standing pattern of noncompliant behavior.

Residency within the district after the rejection of a relocation request is not permitted.

SEX OFFENDER TRAVEL
Prior to authorizing travel of sex offenders to the Western District of Wisconsin, it is expected the supervising district follow the guidance in the Sex Offender Procedures Manual, Chapter 7, Section 7.50.  Any sex offender seeking travel in excess of ten days is required to register with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry upon arrival.  The supervising district should contact local law enforcement to inquire on local sex offender residency restrictions.  Any sex offender who has been previously committed to a civil treatment facility is barred from temporary or permanent residence within 1,500 feet from any school, child care facility, public park, place of worship, youth center, nursing home, or assisted living facility.

Recreational travel for sex offenders to the Western District of Wisconsin is highly discouraged.

SEX OFFENDER RELOCATION
Regarding sex offenders, requests for relocation to the Western District of Wisconsin must include the JOC; PSR; a completed summary of aftercare conduct including compliance history, current treatment, and medications. The offender must also reside within a reasonable distance to the contract treatment providers or demonstrate a willingness and ability to travel the distance to the provider. Acceptance of the transfer of supervision may be contingent upon the originating district obtaining a modification to include conditions of search and seizure and for specific offender treatment including a complete psycho-sexual assessment and polygraph. As applicable to each individual case, required conditions may also include restrictions from contact with minors, computer use, employment restrictions, and a prohibition from possessing and/or viewing pornography.

For more information visit the links below:

Eastern District of Wisconsin

Mandatory Conditions of Supervision

  1. You must not commit another federal, state or local crime.
  2. You must not unlawfully possess a controlled substance.      □ You must submit to one drug test within 15 days of release from imprisonment and at least two periodic drug tests thereafter, as determined by the court.          □ The above drug testing condition is suspended, based on the court’s determination that you pose a low risk of future substance abuse. (check if applicable)
  3. □ You must make restitution in accordance with 18 U.S.C. §§ 3663 and 3663A or any other statute authorizing a sentence of restitution. (check if applicable)
  4. □ You must cooperate in the collection of DNA as directed by the probation officer. (check if applicable)
  5. □ You must comply with the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (34 U.S.C. § 20901, et seq.) as directed by the probation officer, the Bureau of Prisons, or any state sex offender registration agency in the location where you reside, work, are a student, or were convicted of a qualifying offense. (check if applicable)
  6. □ You must participate in an approved program for domestic violence. (check if applicable)

Standard Conditions of Supervision

  1. You shall report to the probation office in the district to which you are released within 72 hours of your release from the custody of the Bureau of Prisons and shall report to the probation officer in a manner and frequency as reasonably directed by the Court or probation officer.
  2. You shall not leave the district in which he is supervised without permission of the court or probation officer.
  3. You shall answer truthfully all inquiries by the probation officer, subject to your Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, and follow the reasonable instructions of the probation officer.
  4. You shall use your best efforts to support your dependents.
  5. You shall use your best efforts to find and hold lawful employment, unless excused by the probation officer for schooling, training, or other acceptable reasons.
  6. You shall notify the probation officer at least ten days prior to any change in your place of residence or employment. When such notification is not possible, you shall notify the probation officer within 72 hours of the change.
  7. You shall not knowingly go to places or enter buildings where controlled substances are unlawfully sold, used, distributed, or administered.
  8. You shall not associate with any persons known by you to be engaged or planning to be engaged in criminal activity. “Associate,” as used here, means reside with or regularly socialize with such person.
  9. You shall permit a probation officer to visit you at reasonable times at home and shall permit confiscation of any contraband observed in plain view of the probation officer.
  10. You shall notify the probation officer within 72 hours of being arrested or questioned by a law enforcement officer.
  11. You shall not enter into any agreement to act as an informer or a special agent of a law enforcement agency without the permission of the court.

Travel Restrictions

The Eastern District of Wisconsin is comprised of 28 counties. You are allowed to travel freely within these 28 counties. Unless you are given permission in advance by the judge in your case, any requests to travel outside of these 28 counites must be approved in advance by your U.S. Probation Officer.

Failure to do so may result in a violation of your supervision.

For more information visit the links below:

Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry Requirements

What is the Sex Offender Registry?

Every state and U.S. territory requires those convicted of sex offenses to be added to a registry to be monitored and tracked after their release back into the community.  Information about the offender is collected and shared with local and federal authorities, as well as the general public.  Requirements and restrictions are often placed on registered sex offenders.  That registration process is unique in each state and U.S. territory.

Reentry (2)

What is SORNA?

The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) was passed in 2006 as part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act to provide federal standards for jurisdictions to follow.  SORNA calls for states and U.S. territories to meet minimum requirements for sex offender registration and notification.

Why Are the Requirements for Sex Offender Registration Different Everywhere?

While SORNA’s guidelines streamlined registration and notification requirements across the country, these requirements are far from uniform.  Each jurisdiction determines the details of their own registration process.  This leaves a patchwork of rules for sex offenders that vary widely depending on where a registrant lives or works.

Where PIN Comes In

Probation Information Network developed a list of questions regarding the sex offender registration requirements across the country.  These are questions that might concern the public, victims and their advocates, or those who are facing registration or are currently registered and their loved ones.  We then searched the statutes or code of each jurisdiction for the laws surrounding sex offender registration and notification.  Where necessary, we consulted with the law enforcement agency in charge of the jurisdiction’s registry to provide clear and concise answers to the following questions:

 

    • What is the duration of registration?

How long must a sex offender remain on the registry?  The length of time a sex offender must comply with registration requirements varies widely depending on the jurisdiction where the registrant lives, and the level of the offense committed.  All but 2 jurisdictions offer a path for eventual removal from the registry for at least some of their registrants.

 

    • Must the immediate community be notified directly, either by the offender or law enforcement?

Every jurisdiction has passive community notification in the form of a public sex offender registry website.  Concerned citizens are free to search the website and can sign up for email notifications if a sex offender moves into their neighborhood.  Some jurisdictions go even further and require active notification, where either law enforcement or the offender themselves is required to directly notify the immediate community that a sex offender is in the area.  This can take many forms, including electronic, mail, or in-person notification, publication in local newspapers, and community meetings.

 

    • What are the residence distance restrictions?

Are there any restrictions on where a registered sex offender can live?  Some jurisdictions restrict registrants from living within a measured distance of certain places.  This restriction could be for all registrants, or only for higher-level offenders or those under supervision.  Some jurisdictions do not have a state-wide restriction but do allow local jurisdictions to enact their own.

 

    • What are the employment distance restrictions?

Registered sex offenders are usually restricted from certain types of employment, and from working at establishments that specifically cater to minors.  Some jurisdictions go even further and restrict registrants from working within a measured distance of certain places.

 

    • Is an employer’s information included on the public registry?

Returning citizens of every type need to find employment upon reentry, and sex offenders are no exception.  Some jurisdictions include registrants’ employment information on the public registry website.  This could be the employer’s address or in some cases the name of the employer.

 

    • Are online identifiers included on the public registry?

Some jurisdictions require registered sex offenders to report any identifiers they use online, such as email addresses and social media user names.  In some jurisdictions that information is included on the public registry website, separate from the registrant’s profile, in a feature that allows the public to search by specific identifiers.

 

    • Is a state-issued ID required to be labeled?

Some jurisdictions require a state-issued ID, such as a driver’s license, to be labeled to identify the holder as a registered sex offender.  This label could be the words “Sex Offender” printed on the ID in a prominent place or a more subtle designation known to law enforcement.

 

    • What is the cost of registration?

Is there a fee to register as a sex offender?  Some jurisdictions pass on some of their administrative costs to the registrants.  This could be a one-time fee paid only upon initial registration, or an ongoing fee paid annually or quarterly.  Some jurisdictions charge a fee every time a registrant updates their information.

 

    • How long can a registrant be in the state for work or education before registration is required?

Does a sex offender have to register if they work or go to school in a different state?  It depends on the state, and how long the registrant will be there.  Some jurisdictions require registrants to notify authorities immediately, while others allow limited stays without requiring registration.  Registrants currently under supervision usually need permission from their Parole or Probation Officer before traveling and should always consult their supervising officer.

 

    • How long can a registrant visit the state before registration is required?

Can a registered sex offender go on vacation?  Does a sex offender have to register if they visit a different state?  It depends on the state, and how long the registrant will be there.  Some jurisdictions require registrants to notify authorities immediately, while others allow limited stays without requiring registration.  Registrants currently under supervision usually need permission from their Parole or Probation Officer before traveling and should always consult their supervising officer.

 

The answers provided are taken directly from the laws found on the state or territory’s legislative website or, where necessary, from the website of the law enforcement agency in charge of the jurisdiction’s registry.  In some cases, we contacted state or territory officials for clarification and have directly quoted those conversations.

Disclaimer

While we stand by our research, it is for informational purposes only.  It should not be considered legal advice and, while we strive to provide accurate and up to date information, it is not guaranteed to be complete or correct.  We provide links to each jurisdiction’s legislative and law enforcement websites and maintain a directory of lawyers who specialize in sex offender registration laws.  For those currently under supervision, consult with your Parole or Probation Officer for guidance.

Registration time frame is determined by conviction and sentencing. Registration terms are 15 years

after conviction date if not sentenced to supervision or incarceration, 15 years after discharge date if

sentenced to incarceration or supervision, or lifetime. Registrants convicted of multiple registrable

offenses may require lifetime registration.

            – Wisconsin Department of Corrections SOR

 

Refer to WI Stat § 301.45 (5) and (5m) for details.

In some circumstances, local law enforcement may wish to send out bulletins and / or conduct a community notification meeting for certain individuals on the Registry moving into their community.

            – Wisconsin Department of Corrections SOR

There is no restriction per WI Statute regarding where sex offenders can live.  Please refer to your local jurisdiction for ordinances that may restrict where sex offenders can reside.

            – Wisconsin Department of Corrections SOR

None.

No.

While offenders must register online identifiers [WI Stat § 301.45 (2) (a) 6m], this information is not included on the public registry.

No.

WI Stat § 301.45

(10) Annual fee. The department may require a person who must register as a sex offender to pay an annual fee to partially offset its costs in monitoring persons who must register as sex offenders. The department shall establish any such fee by rule, but the fee may not exceed $100.

WI Stat § 301.45

(2) (e) 2m. If the person is registered as a sex offender in another state or is registered as a sex offender with the federal bureau of investigation under 42 USC 14072, within 10 days after the person enters this state to take up residence or begin school, employment or his or her vocation.

WI Stat § 301.45

(2) (e) 2m. If the person is registered as a sex offender in another state or is registered as a sex offender with the federal bureau of investigation under 42 USC 14072, within 10 days after the person enters this state to take up residence or begin school, employment or his or her vocation.