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Walker names new corrections secretary

Gov. Scott Walker appointed a new Department of Corrections secretary on Wednesday, the agency's third leader in less than three years as it struggles to recover from allegations of abuse at Wisconsin's youth prison.

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Youth prison hit with another lawsuit

A 17-year-old boy who was an inmate at Wisconsin's embattled youth prison is suing the facility, alleging he suffered substantial physical and emotional abuse while there.

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Prison officials defend new youth policies

Wisconsin prison officials defended the use of solitary confinement at the state's troubled youth prison, telling a legislative committee Tuesday that the facility is trying to minimize the practice but it's needed to bolster safety and security.

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Youth prison faces second federal lawsuit

A former Wisconsin youth prison inmate who was brain damaged in a suicide attempt alleges in a lawsuit filed Monday that staff ignored warning signs and failed to prevent her from hanging herself, marking the second federal action in a week over the treatment of inmates at the prison.

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DOC wants millions to bolster youth prison staff

The state Department of Corrections wants Gov. Scott Walker to spend millions of dollars in the next budget to add nurses and security staff at Wisconsin's troubled youth prison, but the new positions wouldn't be enough to satisfy federal law.

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Minnesota DOC charges loan business with fraud

By Mark Anderson Dolan Media Newswires MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Department of Commerce on Wednesday charged Eden Prairie-based Modify My Loan US LLC and its principals with allegedly defrauding about 200 homeowners through its loan modification business. The department said the company started its Minnesota operations without a license, used false advertising, failed to disclose to ... Subscribe Login Digital ...

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Waste panel identifies millions in savings

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin could save at least $266 million a year by clamping down on fraud in public assistance programs, tweaking overtime policies and implementing efficiency ideas state agencies have been developing, according to a report the governor's waste and fraud commission released Tuesday. The panel found a number of problems ... Subscribe ...

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