Wednesday, January 11, 2017

COLORADO Does it right

Here is a template for us- brought to us by our own former DOC Secretary Rick Raemisch-he left WI DOC to help make a humane and effective system in Colorado and now is trying to spread the word.

 Dee Hall of the Wisconsinwatch article says it best:
             their website:http://wisconsinwatch.org/2016/06/colorado-prisons-slash-use-of-solitary-will-wisconsin-follow/

                Here is the article on downloadable pdf:
A good picture of what is happening in Colorado is this chart showing drop in use of Solitary confinement:

Also they have a very transparent website with all the rules followed. Here are a few we should use as models:
  \CO rules to study for what we can use:

1https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/co-close-custody-rules.pdf 

this is what they have for really dangerous prisoners

2)scope of mental health services:

https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/co-scope-of-mental-health-services.pdf

3)scope of health services:

https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/health-scope-of-service.pdf

4)
Prison Rape Elimination Act (Prea): https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/prison-rape-elimination-act-co.pdf. in Wisconsin prisoners say PREA is a joke. In CO it works.


5)https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/co-grievance-procedure.pdf_ this is complex- one WI prisoner suggested we bring back the federal ombudsman program. Good idea.

And here is the second arm of our solutions proposal: A mental health treatment center as was mandated in Flynn V Doyle lawsuit and which brought the TCI prison( women's) a mental health center. Here is what it looks like:
https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/what-doesnt-kill-you-makes-you-stronger.pdf

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