One Wisconsin Now: Closing Lincoln Hills does not absolve Gov. Walker, AG Schimel of responsibility for failures

Contact: Mike Browne, 608-444-3483

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker today announced the closing of the troubled Lincoln Hills juvenile correctional facility.

The following are the statements of One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross:

“Scott Walker and Brad Schimel ignored and then repeatedly failed to act on the mounting crisis at Lincoln Hills. Their incompetence and callous disregard put the juveniles housed there and employees that worked there in danger.

“Scott Walker has known there was a crisis on his watch for years, but refused to act. Brad Schimel admitted he bungled an investigation into the house of horrors that Lincoln Hills has become.

“Closing Lincoln Hills does not end this crisis and does not absolve Walker and Schimel of their responsibility.”

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