Kaul Won't Restart Juvenile Prison Investigation

Scott Bauer, StarTribune •

Another lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin and Juvenile Law Center led to a federal judge ordering that guards greatly reduce the use of pepper spray, solitary confinement and restraints. A court-appointed monitor issued her second report Wednesday, finding that improvements have been made but the practices continue.

There were 18 incidents involving the use of pepper spray from December through February, compared with 46 the previous three months, the report said.

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