Excerpt form an 8/6/18 letter by a prisoner in solitary confinement at Columbia Correctional:
“Let me tell you a little about CCI seg. Well Warden Dittman came up with a great idea to lock all the windows in DS-2 seg. The warden does not like it when inmates talk outside the windows so he had them all locked and there is no way to open them….There is no AC and with all the windows being locked its like an old fashioned sweatbox. If it’s 90 outside it has to be 110 inside….The unit manger Ms Walker just moved to other units in CCI because she couldn’t put up with all the problems in DS-2…Staff that are told they have to work DS-2 “go home!”
Conditions in the Wisconsin prison system need to change.