Emergency Order #9, WI, Moratorium on Prisoner Intakes, 2020
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Tony Evers Office of the Governor State of Wisconsin EMERGENCY ORDER #9 ORDER TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS Under the authority of Wis. Stat. § 323.12(4) and the public health emergency declared in Executive Order #72, I, Governor Tony Evers, order the Department of Corrections to implement a moratorium on admissions to the state prisons and juvenile facilities operated by the Department of Corrections to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. I also authorize the Secretary of the Department of Corrections to issue an order lifting the moratorium, either in whole or in part, at any time. If the Secretary of the Department of Corrections issues an order lifting the moratorium, either in whole or in part, the Secretary may also rescind such order. This order notwithstanding, the Department of Corrections may continue to utilize any of its facilities for the temporary detention of persons in its custody, including those on probation with an imposed and stayed prison sentence, parole, or extended supervision. This order shall be effective Monday, March 23, 2020, and shall remain in effect for the duration of the public health emergency declared in Executive Order #72 or until a superseding order is issued. _______________________________________ Tony Evers Governor State of Wisconsin 3/20/2020 ____________________ Date Office of the Governor ♦ PO Box 7863, Madison, WI 53707 (608) 266–1212 ♦ www.evers.wi.gov