Monitor Finds Problems Persist at Wisconsin Youth Prison

Fox6 - Milwaukee, WI •

Teresa Abreu, an attorney and prison consultant, has been monitoring the prison that houses Lincoln Hills School for male offenders and Copper Lake School for females since January. She was appointed after the state settled a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Juvenile Law Center that alleged conditions were so deplorable that they amounted to cruel and unusual punishment.

She also said there was little to no documentation of instances when children are placed in shackles or how long they’re confined to their cells.

Guards are still strip-searching inmates and placing them in solitary confinement, even if they don’t pose a physical threat, although nothing suggests they’re being held longer than 24 hours, the report said.