CW: self-harm, suicide
Submission from and inmate at Waupun Correctional.
It is known that inmates are doing self harm on a constant basis. Either they are being allowed to run headfirst into doors and walls or jump off sinks, while officers say “you are playing, where’s the blood?” Inmates have also been cutting and hanging themselves. While an inmate is hanging Officers will stand there, pulling at their mace, and state “get down from their before I spray you”. Hello, he’s hanging! There are officers who work in seg. who are on a daily basis beating inmates or denying them meals or say enjoy this meal as if they are playing with the inmates food.
They have had this inmate, mckee, in a full bodysuit for months now & he’s handcuffed at the wrist. They say for his protection against self-harm. This man has to eat, shit & drink in front of the officers. They got him out of his cell and took him to a cell where anyone can look in and see. They make him a toilet, his toilet is an open walker with a foot pan on it as for a toilet. Yes that’s correct, it may sound crazy, but if y’all come down here, y’all will see!