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Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism finds guards used force on prisoners following episodes of self-harm, suicide attempts

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Gilman Halsted, Wisconsin Public Radio

A new report from the Wisconsin Center for Investigate Journalism raises questions about the effectiveness of keeping inmates in isolation for long periods of time.

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The report documents six cases in Wisconsin where guards pepper-sprayed or used stun guns on inmates in segregation cells after they cut themselves with pieces of sharp metal, or tried commit suicide by overdosing on medication or hanging themselves.

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