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Capitol Notes: Efforts to Close Lincoln Hills Might Not Go Anywhere

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Wisconsin Department of Corrections
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LIncoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls

Wisconsin's troubled juvenile prison, Lincoln Hills, keeps making headlines.  Investigations into the state-run facility in northern Wisconsin began over two years ago, over claims that the teenage inmates were being mistreated. 

Problems at Lincoln Hills -- the boys prison -- and at the facility for girls, Copper Lake, have continued.  Recently, inmates allegedly attacked staff.  Some Democrats in the state Legislature are calling for the prison to be closed within a year -- and for the state to adopt a new model.  WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked JR Ross of wispolitics.com whether the Democrats' proposal might gain traction. 

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Marti was a reporter with WUWM from 1999 to 2021.