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Activists Plead for Release of Prisoners

Activists Plead for Release of Prisoners

Worry over spread of COVID-19 in state’s prisons, lives of most vulnerable inmates.

Cruel and Unusual: State Starts Force Feeding Three Inmates
Cruel and Unusual

State Starts Force Feeding Three Inmates

Corrections officials begin force feedings as solitary confinement protest continues.

Cruel and Unusual: Inmate Hunger Strike in State Prisons
Cruel and Unusual

Inmate Hunger Strike in State Prisons

Strike starts at Waupun and Columbia prisons; protests long-term solitary confinement.

Cruel and Unusual: Hunger Strike Against Solitary Confinement
Cruel and Unusual

Hunger Strike Against Solitary Confinement

Some states banned it but not Wisconsin. Waupun inmates plan strike beginning June 10.

Tainted Water: Two State Prisons Have Lead-Tainted Water
Tainted Water

Two State Prisons Have Lead-Tainted Water

Officials say they comply with federal drinking water standards, but others question whether it’s safe.