Waupun Correctional Institute Crisis: Understaffing and Lockdowns Linked to Multiple Deaths Amidst Growing Challenges in Correctional Staffing

Waupun, WI — Charges have been brought against the warden and eight correctional officers following the deaths of four inmates at Waupun Correctional Institute, amid an investigation that sheds light on broader systemic issues, including prolonged staffing shortages. The facility had been in a lockdown for nearly eight months, a measure often attributed by officials to insufficient staff. Local research into the prison operations reveals that the narrative around lockdowns and staffing issues provided by …

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