Tuesday, November 28, 2017

UPDATE: Based on recent evidence, the facilities' remote location and chronic staffing shortage keeps Juvenile Corrections from fulfilling its mission

Future of Wisconsin youth prison unclear.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 11/27/2017)

Wherein Rep. Kleefisch tells his GOP colleagues, "I told you so."

Original 11/21/2017 post, "Lincoln School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls are located in the Town of Birch, Wisconsin (population 642)", starts here.

Wisconsin's Lincoln Hills juvenile prison plagued with staff shortage.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/20/2017)
The other openings are emblematic of a long-running staff shortage at Lincoln Hills and other Wisconsin prisons. Corrections officials have had trouble recruiting and retaining employees, especially at a time when unemployment is low and correctional officers make a starting wage of $16 an hour. 
Because of the staff shortage, employees are forced to frequently work 16-hour shifts, sometimes with little notice. Those long hours contribute to workers quitting — exacerbating the problem.
Related posts:

It's 243 miles, and a world away, from Racine to Irma.  (10/31/2017)
UPDATE.  And, by extension, make Scott Walker look bad.  (10/10/2017)

Point/counterpoint: Open records and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  (8/8/2016)
State workers watching porn gets Scott Walker all het up but mistreating juvenile inmates -- not so much.  (7/6/2016) 
Wendy Peterson schedules a Lincoln Hills double bill.  (4/7/2016)
Wendy Peterson shares her favorite Hollywood movie prison scenes.  (4/7/2016)
Former Wisconsin DOC Secretary tries to take advantage of Walker administration disdain for open records law.  (3/26/2016)
 Dear Ed Wall, Taking the job is just the first step.  (3/20/2016)
Has the State of Wisconsin got a deal for Ed Wall!!  (3/1/2016)
The Lincoln Hills Scandal slide show timeline: Scott Walker's bottom line is to cover his butt.  (2/28/2016)
LINCOLN HILLS SCANDAL UPDATE: Scott Walker and the broken chain of command (with Jessie Rodriguez exception).  (2/27/2015) 
Hands-off manager Scott Walker must still be licking his Presidential campaign wounds.  (1/14/2016)
Because Scott Walker believes he's hired the best employees to work for the citizens of our state.  (1/9/2016)

Selective Republican logic inoperative when applied to Wisconsin juvenile corrections program.  (12/24/2015)
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)

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