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WISCONSIN SECURE PROGRAM FACILITY ("SUPERMAX" or "BOSCOBEL")

IAppeal Court Cites Cruel Conditions at Wisconsin Supermax
Stripped naked in a small prison cell with nothing except a toilet; forced to sleep on a concrete floor or slab; denied any human contact... this might sound like a stay at a Soviet gulag in the 1930s...it is, according to the claims in this case, Wisconsin in 2002.
Gillis v. Litscher (7th Cir., Nov. 15, 2006)

JUDGE RIPS SUPERMAX PRISON - CALLS IT "GULAG"

BOSCOBEL GUARD CHARGED WITH PRISONER ABUSE
Aug. 5, 2006 - Associated Press - Capitol times

Maximum Security Prisoners to be Placed in Former Supermax Facility

Feb. 28, 2006 - Capitol Times - More than 100 maximum security prisoners will be placed in a wing of the former Boscobel-Supermax prison in an effort to more fully utilize the facility.

$1.25 million award to Wisconsin Supermax Prisoner Overturned!

May, 2005 -  A Wisconsin inmate, Berrell Freeman, 35, who was awarded $1.25 million by jurors will get nothing.  The jury decision was overturned on legal grounds. 

JS ONLINE (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Archives)              

Note:  Wisconsin Secure Program Facility (WSPF) has been downgraded from Supermax to Maximum Security

Supermax Makeover:  Wisconsin's Harshest Prison
April 15, 2007, Associated Content, by Nathan J. Comp

The New Supermax,
March 29, 2007, Isthmus, by Nathan J. Comp

Wisconsin Supermax Resources

LEVEL ONE HANDBOOK

FRIENDS OF PRISONERS

FORUM FOR UNDERSTANDING PRISONS:

FFUP News

Bridge of Voices No. 13

Bridge of Voices (FFUP Newsletter)

FFUP Newsletter (Autumn, 2005)

A View Inside Wisconsin Supermax (Spring, 2006)

Links to Other Organizations

Visiting and Writing, by Diane Block

Comparing:  A Gulag of Our Own, by a prisoner

Coming to the Boscobel Supermax, by an inmate

FFUP Update on Wisc. Secure Program Facility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Attorneys Ask Appeals Court to Squash Air Conditioning (Jan. 17, 2004)

Attorneys Demand State Make Wisconsin Prison Changes  (Oct. 15, 2003)

Court Orders Boscobel Supermax Changes
NPR - All Things Considered, March 14, 2002


Not All at Supermax are "Real Bad Actors"  Journal Sentinel (Oct. 21, 2001)

REPORT ON MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AT SMCI (Oct. 2001)