Walker calls on Dept. of Corrections to appoint interim superintendent for youth prisons

LincolnHills

Gov. Scott Walker called on the Department of Corrections Tuesday to appoint an interim superintendent of the state’s juvenile prisons, following attacks on staff.
In the letter, Walker suggested “violent individuals in these institutions have become emboldened following repeated media reports and court-ordered operational changes.”
Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake have been under investigation for two years over abuse allegations, and a federal judge earlier this year ordered changes to procedures on things like the use of solitary confinement, restraints and pepper spray.
Walker wrote in his le...

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