Wisconsin prison guard fired for harassing inmates

An entrance and guard tower at Fox Lake Correctional Institution.

An internal investigation found that DOC Sgt. Thomas J. Lukas engaged in “demeaning and harassing behavior” toward inmates at Fox Lake Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison in Dodge County. This included an email he sent to another guard making a reference to inmate Antron Kent and another inmate that was determined to be “sexual in nature and inappropriate.” Continue Reading →

Waupun prison guards accused of abusing dozens of inmates

Waupun Correctional Institution has a drawn a large number of complaints from inmates alleging mistreatment by guards.

Part 1: The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has identified 40 allegations of physical or psychological abuse by correctional officers against inmates in Waupun’s segregation unit since 2011. The allegations, involving 33 inmates, allege extreme mistreatment, including being beaten and stomped on while handcuffed behind their backs. Continue Reading →