(MADISON, WI.)–More restrictions and supervision are coming to Wisconsin’s troubled youth detention centers.
According to the Journal Sentinel, civil rights groups and the state have come to a settlement over a series of abuses against youth inmates at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake.
Under the new guidelines, solitary confinement will be banned, officers won’t use pepper spray on inmates, and restraints will only be used in extreme situations. Inmates also won’t be subject to strip searches without probable cause.
An outside auditor will also come in to inspect the schools on a regular basis.
The new changes will also affect a series of newly proposed youth facilities.