Walker open to accelerating plans to revamp youth prison system

LincolnHills

Gov. Scott Walker's plan to move youthful offenders from prisons in northern Wisconsin to new regional facilities wouldn't kick in until at least 2019.
But with some Dems complaining the transition of offenders wouldn't be fast enough, Walker's office signaled late this afternoon he was ready to work with lawmakers to speed up the process.
"Governor Walker's plan significantly reforms our juvenile corrections system and we want to work with all parties to implement it in a thoughtful and purposeful way," said Walker spokesman Tom Evenson. "If the Legislature wants to advance the plan sooner we...

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