Lincoln Hills Youth Prison Not Keeping Inmates' Cells 'Suicide Resistant,' Monitor Finds

Molly Beck and Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel •

The inmates are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin and Juvenile Law Center.

The lawsuit was filed in 2016 — a year after state and federal investigators began looking into allegations of inmate abuse, official misconduct, sexual assault and child neglect.

Karen Lindell, an attorney with Juvenile Law Center, said while the report shows some improvements, it makes clear inmates should be moved out of the prison as soon as possible. 

"We have real safety concerns for them right now," she said. "We need to maintain a sense of urgency on this issue."

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