A prison reform group that has called for closing the troubled Lincoln Hills juvenile prison is opposing a bipartisan bill in the Legislature to overhaul the state's juvenile-justice system.
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A hastily conceived plan to close the Lincoln Hills juvenile prison and reorganize how young offenders are imprisoned in Wisconsin was moving ahead Thursday at a lightning-fast pace in the Legislature, with a hearing and vote scheduled for the same day.Read More »
Gov. Scott Walker called on the Republican-controlled Legislature on Tuesday to act this year to turn Wisconsin's troubled youth-detention center into an adult prison, calling for a faster schedule than he had originally proposed just two weeks ago.Read More »