WED PM Update: Carr says closing of state-run youth prisons unlikely to meet deadline following JFC rejecting funding for replacements

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-- After the Joint Finance Committee today rejected a $73.2 million request to fund two state-run youth lockups, Corrections Secretary Kevin Carr said the decision makes it "very unlikely" that Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake can be closed by the mid-2021 deadline.
JFC Republicans cited a lack of funding and criticized the process that selected locations in Milwaukee and the Town of Hortonia in Outagamie County in denying the request.
But Carr noted that previous estimates had pegged costs for a single Type 1 facility at around ...

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