Bureau of Classification and Movement



Mark Heise, Director

PO Box 7925
Madison, WI  53704
(608) 240-5811
(608) 240-3310 Fax

Purpose Statement

The Bureau of Classification and Movement (BOCM) protects the public, staff, and inmates through the centralized classification of inmates, which establishes custody, placement, and program needs that safely afford inmates the opportunity to address their successful reentry into the community and reduce their risk of re-offending.

Processes

Initial Classification
Upon arrival at a DAI inmate intake facility, decisions are made by BOCM staff regarding an inmate’s custody, placement and program needs.

Reclassification
Following initial classification, inmates are reviewed at least every 12 months. During reclassification, custody, placement and program issues are reevaluated and adjusted based upon changes occurring during the inmate’s incarceration.

Prison Bed Management - Transportation
BOCM is responsible for the daily management of DAI prison beds.  The BOCM transportation unit is responsible for coordinating and scheduling inmate transfers required by initial classification and reclassification decisions.

Interstate Corrections Compact (ICC) and Intergovernmental Agreements (IGA)
The BOCM director is appointed by the DOC Secretary as the Administrator for the Interstate Corrections Compact and Intergovernmental Agreements with other states and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Wisconsin is a participant in this mutual system of inter-agency incarceration of inmates.

International Prisoner Transfer Treaty
The BOCM director is appointed by the DOC Secretary as the DOC Administrator for the International Prisoner Transfer Treaty.

Extraordinary Health Care and Geriatric Condition Release Review
Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes s. 302.113(9g), inmates serving confinement time on a class B, bifurcated (truth in sentencing or TIS) felony sentence may petition for early release consideration if criteria for an extraordinary health or geriatric condition are met.  BOCM staff review inmate petitions to determine if public interest would be served by a sentence modification and refer appropriate cases to the sentencing court for consideration.

Authority
All activities are performed in compliance with WI Administrative Code ch. DOC 302.

Additional information on inmate classification and transfers can be found on the General Information page.