Chantell Jewell is set to be the first Black woman to serve as a superintendent of the Milwaukee House of Correction.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will let stand the County Board’s decision to keep with the Sheriff’s Office a five-man unit tasked with catching those who abscond from the House of Correction.
The Milwaukee County Board voted unanimously Tuesday to allow Sheriff David Clarke to continue to track and capture those who abscond from House of Correction supervision.
Eight Milwaukee County supervisors said Monday that they trust the sheriff to catch House of Correction absconders, despite those who say he has failed to do so in the past.
Superintendent Michael Hafemann assumed control of Milwaukee County’s House of Correction early Tuesday morning.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr.’s attorney pledged Wednesday to appeal a judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit alleging a superintendent cannot assume control of the House of Correction in Franklin.
A judge delayed a decision Thursday on whether Sheriff David Clarke Jr.’s lawsuit over House of Correction control will go to trial.
Milwaukee County supervisors reaffirmed their wish Thursday for the interim House of Correction superintendent to access the facility despite the county executive’s assertion the resolution would hinder rather than help.
Bunking inmates at the House of Correction who could be living at home is costing Milwaukee County taxpayers an estimated $1.5 million.
Milwaukee County supervisors may have inadvertently complicated their effort to transfer control of the House of Correction to a superintendent from Sheriff David Clarke Jr. by voting to create that position before the county executive is prepared to fill it.
An effort to smooth the transfer of control of Milwaukee County’s House of Correction from Sheriff David Clarke Jr. to Interim Superintendent Michael Hafemann could backfire.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has named Michael Hafemann, former head of management and operations for the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department security and jail division, as interim superintendent of the House of Correction in Franklin.
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