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Mar 3, 2023

Evers’ building budget has a few twists

After a gubernatorial election, the first job of the governor in the first year of the new term is unveiling the two-year state budget plan.

Jan 20, 2023

Juvenile correctional facility to open in 2026 after Milwaukee approves project

The Milwaukee Common Council has approved a zoning change for a new juvenile justice center on the city’s northwest side. The new facility is meant to replace the Copper Lake and Lincoln Hills schools in Irma after years of abuse and misconduct allegations.

Dec 20, 2022

Milwaukee officials to discuss zoning changes for juvenile justice center

Milwaukee officials will meet in early 2023 to decide a zoning change for an incoming juvenile detention facility to replace Lincoln Hills School and Copper Lake School.

Mar 9, 2022

Wisconsin Senate sends youth prison bill to Evers

The Wisconsin state Senate on Tuesday sent a bill that would fund a new youth prison to Gov. Tony Evers.

Mar 8, 2022

Wisconsin Senate to end with votes on youth prison, schools

The Senate prepared to wrap up Wisconsin's two-year legislative session Tuesday with votes on a bipartisan proposal to build a new juvenile prison and Republican-backed attempts, most likely headed for vetoes, to break up the Milwaukee school district and extend the state's voucher school program.

Apr 20, 2021

Report cites ‘vast improvement’ at Wisconsin juvenile prison

Wisconsin's juvenile prisons made a "vast improvement" in meeting court-ordered changes and in overall atmosphere since December, the latest report released Tuesday from a monitor found.

Jan 26, 2021

Report: Conditions worsening at Wisconsin juvenile prison

Conditions are worsening at Wisconsin's juvenile prisons, in part due to challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the latest report from a court-ordered monitor determined.

Dec 28, 2020

Evers: Criminal justice reforms likely in next state budget

Gov. Tony Evers' executive budget could include criminal-justice reforms as Wisconsin emerges from a tumultuous year of protests over police brutality and racism, setting up another possible conflict with Republicans who have been reluctant to take any action to reform police procedures.

Feb 12, 2020

Wisconsin lawmakers scrap plan for new youth prisons (UPDATE)

A legislative committee was scheduled on Wednesday to take up a $184 million plan to replace Wisconsin's troubled youth prison.

Oct 14, 2019

Report details violent weekend at juvenile prison

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has released details about a violent weekend at the state's juvenile prison in northern Wisconsin that left one guard with a broken nose.

Jul 2, 2019

Monitor finds troubles persist at Wisconsin youth prison

Conditions at Wisconsin's troubled youth prison have improved but it's still grappling with staff shortages, dirty cells and overuse of pepper spray, according to a report filed in federal court Monday.

Apr 18, 2019

Kaul won’t restart juvenile prison investigation

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said on Wednesday that he's not going to start a new investigation into the state's juvenile prisons, the same day that a new report showed young inmates are still being pepper sprayed, shackled and held in solitary confinement despite a court order to reduce such practices.


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