Missed warning signs lead to suicide attempt at Copper Lake School for Girls

Jan 29, 2017, 06:06 PM

This past week, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit alleging that guards at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys and the Copper Lake School for Girls frequently used pepper spray on teen inmates who broke minor rules and have continued a practice of extensively using solitary confinement. Reporter Patrick Marley has the story of Sydni Briggs, a teen who attempted suicide at Copper Lake while in solitary confinement.

Also in today’s show, editorial editors David Haynes and Ernie Franzen discuss why they called for Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke to resign from his position. We’ll also hear from Wisconsin Trails editor Chelsey Lewis on the perks of winter camping in Wisconsin, and business intern Rebecaa Carballo has a story about the hands-on way some Milwaukee teens are learning trade skills.