New Report: Problems Continue at WI Youth Prisons

Emilee Fannon, ABC27 WKOW •

“We’d solve this problem more quickly by shifting these kids to a different facility entirely,” said Lindell. “There have been limited improvements being made, something that was encouraging, but we’re seeing some of the many problems that we’ve noticed since we began this litigation.”

Lindall said the goal is to eventually eliminate the use of pepper spray and weeks of solitary confident before the youth prisons close in 2021.

“In some cases, we were finding a third of the population at the facility would be in soldiery condiment,” she said.

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.