Walker, Dems battle over prisons policy

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Gov. Scott Walker knocked several Dem guv candidates for proposing to halve the state's prison population, calling the position dangerous and based on a myth that the state's prisons are primarily filled with non-violent drug offenders.
But Dems fired back, saying Walker has mishandled the state's youth prisons and criticized him for saying he sees "no value" in visiting any of the state's prisons.
Walker said during a press conference at the Milwaukee Police Association headquarters Tuesday that only 11 percent of the state's prison population is in for solely drug-related crimes, which he sa...

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