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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.


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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