Photo source: Wisconsin State Legislature
As quoted in Statement on Alderman Zielinski’s Ethan Allen Press Release. (Press release, 12/23/2015)
The Lincoln Hills School for Boys is located in Irma, Wisconsin, between Merrill and Rhinelander, 215 miles northwest of Milwaukee. The majority population comprises African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American youth from southeastern Wisconsin.
Why doesn't placement in or near the county of origin apply here?
Ethan Allen, the facility closed when the Walker administration decided to consolidate its juvenile corrections operations, is located in Waukesha County, just west of Milwaukee.
It makes me wonder why the Waukesha County delegation didn't use its considerable clout to save the jobs at the Ethan Allen facility. I'll leave it to you to speculate on the reason why.
(includes those who districts are, geographically,
completely or mostly within Waukesha County)
Related WIDOC posts:
The dysfunction of Scott Walker's executive branch of government in 1 defensive quote. (12/20/2015)
Scott Walker and Lincoln Hills School for Boys: Too busy thinking about his (presidential) baby. (12/19/2015)
Still in the news: Lincoln Hills School for Boys. (12/13/2015)
Scott Walker shows us how to deflect (Taking no responsibility, chapter 2). (12/12/2015)
As usual, Scott Walker takes no responsibility. (12/11/2015)
In the news: Lincoln Hills School for Boys, Wisconsin Department of Corrections. (12/11/2015)
Related Ethan Allen post:
State property for sale: Ethan Allen School (Shuttered in 2011). (7/7/2014)