Follow the Wisconsin State Journal's coverage of the investigations into abuses of juvenile inmates at Wisconsin's youth prison in Irma.
Walker is proposing a more than $80-million plan to build six new, smaller youth facilities around Wisconsin and turn the current Lincoln Hills prison into a medium-security adult prison.
Rep. Evan Goyke made a presentation to a bipartisan group about converting youth prison to an adult treatment facility.
When the most serious juvenile offenders are incarcerated in Missouri, they’re not sent to one central, sprawling campus hours away from their…
A former Wisconsin prisons secretary said Friday that he’s writing a tell-all book about how the investigation into abuse at the state’s youth…
Three Wisconsin juvenile prison workers were hurt in attacks by inmates over the weekend, the latest in a string of incidents that come as the…
The scaled-back version of the bill that passed the Senate Tuesday would cost about $57 million a year, according to a Corrections Department estimate.
Gov. Scott Walker will outline themes in a speech Sunday at Weldall Manufacturing in Waukesha formally launching his bid for a third term.
DOC reports court-ordered shorter stays in isolation for inmates have resulted in fewer combative incidents that typically resulted in use of pepper spray.
Judge says that the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission properly determined that the state Department of Justice was justified in firing Ed Wall, who returned to the agency after resigning from the state Department of Corrections last year.
DOC Secretary Jon Litscher this week tapped a top DOC official to take over the state's troubled youth prison until a permanent administrator is hired.
Staff at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls describe a facility that has descended into chaos since a federal order changed how guards manage behavior there.
The episode is the latest revelation in a series of violent actions taken against staff at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls.
Plaintiffs in the suit told the court the Department of Corrections has made 'limited progress" following the order but has yet to fully comply.
All inmates at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls can be part of a federal lawsuit against the Department of Corrections.
Wendy Peterson had been superintendent of the Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls since April 2016.
The four Democrats sitting on the Legislature's budget-writing committee sent a letter on Monday to Department of Corrections Secretary Jon Litscher asking him to request money that has already been recommended by the committee to be included in the 2017-19 state budget that lawmakers have yet to pass.
Corrections officials are developing a plan to comply with Judge James Peterson's order to cut back use of solitary confinement, pepper spray and restraints.
Judge James Peterson on Monday laid out a number of changes to longtime practices at Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls.
Videos of two teen inmates being sprayed repeatedly by guards at the state's youth prison in Irma were released to the public on Thursday.
A federal judge ruled Friday that DOC's practices of keeping inmates in solitary confinement likely violate inmates' constitutional rights.
The testimony came during a Thursday hearing in a lawsuit against the Department of Corrections over its use of solitary confinement for teen inmates.
Fewer inmates at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys and the Copper Lake School for Girls are behaving aggressively or hurting themselves, new state data show.
The lawsuit alleges staff used racial epithets, excessive pepper spray and put the former inmate in solitary confinement for more than 10 days during his two-year stay at the facility.
Tougher penalties would be imposed on Wisconsin’s youngest offenders who commit serious crimes under a pair of bills up for a public hearing Tuesday.
Lawmakers in the Assembly also approved new requirements for people receiving government assistance over the objection of Democrats who said the bills would make more people homeless and unfairly affect recipients' children.
A former Wisconsin youth prison inmate who was brain damaged in a suicide attempt alleges in a lawsuit filed Monday that staff ignored warning…
Four file a federal lawsuit alleging as much as 20 percent of the population is held in solitary confinement and guards needlessly pepper-spray prisoners.
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says it's possible that his office may charge one or more people in connection with alleged abuses aga…
Lincoln County Sheriff's Department deputies have responded to 178 incidents at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls juvenile correctional facility so far this year -- up from the 8 and 7 incidents deputies were called to in 2010 and 2011, respectively.
No charges have been filed one year after investigators descended on a prison for the state’s most serious teenage offenders to question emplo…
Ed Wall was terminated Friday from his job at the Justice Department after disputing a demotion from his old job.
Racine County pulled all of its juvenile offenders from the youth prison over prison workers' response to a sexual assault.
Documents obtained by the Wisconsin State Journal under the state's Public Records Law outline the pay details.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has proposed hiring a dozen full-time employees to work solely with inmates from his county housed at the state's troubled youth prison.
Lincoln Hills isn't working, the lawmakers say, and a model of smaller juvenile prisons closer to inmates' homes should be studied.
Officials forwarded concerns to law enforcement late last year; Walker took direct action after an inmate was recently injured.
The Justice Department is leading an investigation into alleged staff abuse of inmates at the facility.
Using body cameras is one of several the state announced after reports of an investigation into alleged abuse surfaced.
The sweeping criminal investigation of the state’s youth prison involves potential crimes from child abuse to second-degree sexual assault to misconduct in public office, court records show.