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Saturday, November 09, 2002

War on Women
American Gulag In Wisconsin

Readers may want to forward the following report
of the Despicable Degradation of Women by Government
to additional Officials, Media and Others on
your mail lists.

Walworth Cty Supervisors

Joyce Ketchpaw

Thomas Lothian

Allen L. Morrison

Nancy Russell

Covernor-Elect Jim Doyle

Lieutenant Governor-Elect
Barbara Lawton


From: Suzanne Shell
Subject: Walworth County Jail conditions
Date sent: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 20:52:41 -0700

I have received a detailed report from Kay Henson regarding Walworth county jail conditions. I believe these conditions constitute, at the very minimum, health code violations. I suggest that people contact the Walworth County Department of Health and the Wisconsin State Department of Health

Walworth County Health Department of Health and Human Services
W4051 County Rd NN
Post Office Box 1005
Elkhorn, WI 53121-1005
262/ 741-3140
262/ 741-3757 (Fax)
Pat Grove (HO)

Southeastern Regional Office
819 N. 6th Street, Room 860
Milwaukee, WI 53203-1697
Telephone: 414-227-4860
Fax: 414-227-2010

Office of the Governor
115 East State Capitol
Madison, WI 53702
(608) 266-1212
Fax: (608) 267-8983
email page

with the following complaints on behalf of the inmates involuntarily incarcerated in that facility

Shortly after arriving in the Walworth County Jail facility, inmates report contracting rashes; lip and mouth sores; inflamation and cracking skin on their feet; and other indications of transmission of communicable fungus, infections and other skin and tissue inflamations. Kay has had sores in her mouth and a rash on her stomach and breasts since her arrival. The jail doctor has refused to treat these conditions.

Female prisoners are denied adequate sanitary supplies for menstruation and urinary incontinence. Female prisoners who are incontinent are accused of 'pissing their pants on purpose.'
Underwear that is issued bears odors and stains from previous wearings by other prisoners, spreading vaginal infections and inflamations throughout the female population.

The solitary confinement and intake cells are filthy, with blood (menstrual blood? mestruating prisoners are reportedly not given sanitary supplies) and feces smeared on the rubberized walls. The 'hole' cells contain no mattress or bed, and the only toilet facilities are a hole in the center of the room with a grate over it. This 'toilet' can only be flushed by guards outside the cell which they 'neglect' to do for days at a time.

There are no precautions taken regarding inmates with communicable diseases, including hepatitis. Menstrual blood is evident in the community showers and prisioners express concerns about contamination through the open cracks on their feet.

Kay reports that her eating utensils are not adequately cleaned, that there is often dried food on her plate and silverware.
Perhaps the jail should become the subject of an investigation? The efforts of prisoners to complain about these health issues are blocked. It is up to us on the outside to do something about it.


The entire history of the Kay Henson case is posted at

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