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Why tiny Polk County sends so many people to prison

Polk is Minnesota’s 34th most populous county, but the rate it sends people to prison is the highest in the state.

Wisconsin inmates report despair, little counseling in solitary confinement
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Wisconsin inmates report despair, little counseling in solitary confinement that can stretch on for years

Prisoners recount suicide attempts, mental harm and lack of services; former Waupun psychologist describes harsh treatment of inmates.

Wisconsin joins national push to curb solitary confinement
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Wisconsin joins national push to curb solitary confinement

Prisoner advocates praise the new policies but continue to push for ending severe isolation, which many liken to torture.