Monitor: Problems Persist at Wisconsin's Youth Prisons

Scott Bauer, Plainview Daily Herald (AP) •

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."

The report makes clear that the state needs to proceed "quickly" with its plans to remove all inmates from the prisons, said Karyn Rotker, senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Wisconsin.

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.