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Inmate Psychiatric Care Falls Short

The state-appointed advocate for disabled people claims the Department of Corrections has fallen short of its legal obligation to ensure that the Sauk County Jail provides adequate psychiatric care to inmates.

“They’re not doing their job,” said Todd Winstrom, an attorney for Disability Rights Wisconsin. The agency is appointed by the state to fulfill federal requirements for a watchdog to protect the rights of the disabled.

Winstrom filed a complaint against the Sauk County Jail last summer on behalf of an inmate with numerous mental health issues, including fetal alcohol brain damage.

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