The Wisconsin Department of Corrections isn't saying why it failed to notify the Board of Nursing about an issue at the youth prison for two-and-a-half years.
Nurses fed a 14-year-old inmate soda and crackers for several days while he was vomiting. When he was finally taken for medical treatment, his appendix was about to burst. The notification to state regulations wasn't made until the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel was about to run a special report. The Board of Nursing was told about the mishandling of the case in July.