Monitor: Problems Persist at Wisconsin's Youth Prisons

Scott Bauer, Minneapolis Star Tribune •

The report was filed in federal court in a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin and the Juvenile Law Center against the state over conditions at the prisons.

The groups represented inmates who alleged in 2016 that conditions were so bad at the prisons they violated their constitutional rights to live free from cruel and unusual punishment.

Karen Lindell, senior attorney at the Juvenile Law Center, said in a statement reacting to the report that while there are "some limited improvements, many alarming and harmful conditions remain."