Wisconsin Secure Program Facility

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Wisconsin Secure Program Facility
Seal of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.svg
Location 1101 Morrison Drive
Boscobel, Wisconsin
Status Open
Security class Maximum
Capacity 288
Opened November 1999
Managed by Wisconsin Department of Corrections

The Wisconsin Secure Program Facility (WSPF), originally the Supermax Correctional Institution,[1] is a Wisconsin Department of Corrections prison for men, located in Boscobel, Wisconsin.[2][3] The facility is located east of central Boscobel, off of Wisconsin Highway 133.[1]

In 2009, the Associated Press filed a lawsuit against WIDOC, trying to force the agency to release a video of an explosion of a stinger grenade launched into a prisoner's cell.[4] The video was eventually released, the AP awarded legal fees, and the inmate settled an excessive force lawsuit with the Wisconsin DOC for $49,000.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Supermax Correctional Institution." Wisconsin Department of Corrections. June 6, 2002. Retrieved on October 10, 2010.
  2. ^ "Boscobel city, Wisconsin." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on October 10, 2010.
  3. ^ "Wisconsin Secure Program Facility." Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Retrieved on October 10, 2010.
  4. ^ "AP Files Lawsuit Over Video Of Grenade Detonation At Wisconsin Prison." The Huffington Post. October 26, 2009. Retrieved on October 10, 2010.
  5. ^ "Wisconsin Prison Releases Video of Grenade Attack". Fox News. Associated Press. 16 November 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 

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Coordinates: 43°08′35″N 90°40′59″W / 43.14306°N 90.68306°W / 43.14306; -90.68306