In the state of Wisconsin, extended supervision is a way for the courts to ensure that people who have served a sentence in prison can complete their sentence outside of prison. It happens under the supervision of the Department of Corrections. (You can learn more about sentencing for felonies and misdemeanors here.)
What is Extended Supervision?
Extended supervision happens after you’ve completed your prison sentence – the initial confinement part of your original sentence – and continues until the supervision your judge ordered is complete. For example, if a court convicted you of a Class I felony and sentenced you to 1 year, 6 months of initial confinement in prison with 2 years of extended supervision, you would serve the year-and-a-half in prison and, once that was complete, you’d transition to extended supervision for the next 2 years.
During this time, you’ll meet with a probation or parole agent. Your agent is responsible for supervising you, ensuring that you stay drug-free,
While you’re under extended supervision, you still have to meet certain conditions. If you don’t, you’ll go back to prison – you won’t go back to court.
Conditions of Extended Supervision
When you go to your first meeting with your agent, he or she will explain the rules and conditions of your supervision. The court and your agent might require you to do things such as attend drug or alcohol counseling, participate in a school program or job program, or perform community service work. You’ll also have to pay supervision fees, so your agent will explain what you owe and how to pay it.
Do You Need to Talk to a Wisconsin Criminal Defense Lawyer?
If you need to talk to a Wisconsin criminal defense lawyer because you’ve been convicted of a crime and are on supervision, we may be able to help you.
Call us at 414-383-6700 or contact us online to talk about your situation. If we can help you, we will – so call us now.