40 allegations of guards abusing inmates at Waupun Correctional Institution


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.

Here are all the allegations compiled by the Center’s Bill Lueders.

Some notes on the fields in the spreadsheet:
• If an inmate has convictions from multiple counties, the most frequent is listed first.

• “Officers named” refers to those named in complaints or incident reports. Excluded are some supervisory and administrative personnel not involved in the incidents.

• The status for federal court cases was last checked July 9, 2014.