Lincoln Hills wouldn’t close until ‘24 under Evers budget

Gov. Tony Evers’ budget doesn’t envision closing the state’s troubled youth prisons in northern Wisconsin until after a new juvenile facility in Milwaukee would be completed in early 2024.
But that's nearly three years past the statutorily required deadline to shut them down.
Last week, Evers said his budget sought to close Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake “as soon as we safely and responsibly can” as part of an overhaul of the juvenile justice system. That included moving toward creating smaller, community-based facilities across the state, though Evers didn’t put a firm date on when the prisons...

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