Report: Youth prisons continue pepper spray use, lengthy solitary confinement


Wisconsin youth prisons are still relying on pepper spray and are keeping inmates in solitary confinement for weeks at a time, according to a report filed Monday by a court-ordered monitor.
The new report shows that the staff at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake juvenile prisons are only partially in compliance with many of the mandated changes, and in outright non-compliance with the requirement that some cells be made "suicide resistant."
Gov. Tony Evers toured Lincoln Hills on Friday along with Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Kevin Carr -- the nominee for Corrections secretary -- fulfilling a campa...

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