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Support ending solitary confinement

“As governor, Tony will support: Ending the use of solitary confinement (especially with juveniles)"

Subjects: Crime

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Evers hasn't taken action to end it, though he could

Amid mounting reports of disturbing treatment of inmates at Wisconsin's juvenile facilities, Gov. Tony Evers promised while campaigning that he would support ending solitary confinement, "especially with juveniles."

Evers could make such a move unilaterally through an executive order, but he has not yet taken any action. The lack of progress led a group of inmates in Portage and Columbia counties to go on a hunger strike in late March 2019.

We rate this promise Stalled.

Sources:

Tony Evers campaign website, Criminal Justice Reform, accessed April 16, 2019

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Inmates say they will stop eating to persuade Tony Evers 'to make good' on campaign pledge to reduce solitary confinement, March 27, 2019