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A group of current and former inmates at Wisconsin's youth prison filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging as much as 20 percent of the population is held in solitary confinement and guards needlessly pepper spray prisoners — sometimes using spray designed to stop bears — in violation of their constitutional rights.
Birdell Beeks was driving her daughter to an appointment when she was killed.
Before winning the most prestigious prize in children's literature, Kelly Barnhill took a little detour.
The officer had placed the uncooperative 14-year-old girl in a squad car and when the handcuffed girl spit in the officer's face he punched her twice, according to the charges.
A study found an expansion of the Ho-Chunk casino in northern Wisconsin could draw $37 million a year from other American Indian tribes that own casinos in Wisconsin.