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."

About the Expert

Karen U. Lindell joined Juvenile Law Center in October 2014 as a Skadden Fellow. Karen’s fellowship project focused on developing legal strategies to improve outcomes for older youth with disabilities as they transition out of the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.