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Resource ID: #16849
Subject: Prisons
Source: Milwaukee magazine
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Date: Aug-00

Description

Milwaukee magazine reports on the harsh conditions of inmates in Supermax prisons, particularly Wisconsin's Supermax, where a recurring phenomenon is self-mutilation which experts say is done by inmates to "ensure themselves that they exist". The inmates never have face-to-face contact with each other or any outsider.

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