JFC approves reallocating bonding for county-run youth facilities

The Joint Finance Committee Tuesday approved redirecting more than $21 million in bonding to offset rising costs for Milwaukee and Racine counties as they build new facilities for young offenders.

Meanwhile, one committee member warned inflation will likely raise the $42 million price tag for a new state-run facility to house the most serious juvenile offenders.

The committee today quickly approved the bonding for Milwaukee and Racine counties to cover construction costs for their facilities. Those detention centers are part of a multipronged approach to closing the state’s troubled youth pr...

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