Slow retreat from solitary confinement 

“Wisconsin has made a “culture shift” in its use of solitary confinement in prisons, eliminating it as punishment for minor rule infractions and cutting the time inmates spend in isolation for more serious offenses, Department of Corrections officials say. In most cases, the state prison system will no longer discipline inmates for self-harm or suicide…

Life without parole

Via “Former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has been convicted on all counts in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, including first-degree murder” @ Althouse.