What the closing of Lincoln Hills youth prison means to you and Milwaukee. (On Milwaukee, 2/23/2019)
More than 60 percent of the youth placed at Lincoln Hills or Copper Lake are from Milwaukee County, and most come from the city's northwest side. According to the most recent available data, 80 youth from Milwaukee are currently at Lincoln Hills or Copper Lake. If the law were to change tomorrow, 24 of those youth would go to the state facility, and 56 would go to the county facility. More than 60 percent of the youth placed at Lincoln Hills or Copper Lake are from Milwaukee County, and most come from the city's northwest side. According to the most recent available data, 80 youth from Milwaukee are currently at Lincoln Hills or Copper Lake. If the law were to change tomorrow, 24 of those youth would go to the state facility, and 56 would go to the county facility.
According to Department of Juvenile Corrections data, black youth made up more than 70 percent of youth committed to Wisconsin correctional facilities, while they are only 10 percent of Wisconsin's total youth population.
3/15/2019 update, "NIMBY fever breaks out in Milwaukee's 1st aldermanic district", starts here.
Reported in Milwaukee residents rip mayor and county officials for ignoring input on juvenile facility. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/14/2019)
32 juvenile offenders are going to be housed within a 17-acre site -- not in tents in people's back yards.
Original 3/5/2019 post, "NIMBY in 25 words or less (Housing juvenile offenders close to home", starts here.
Map source: City of Milwaukee Election Commission
Quoted in Milwaukee wants its juvenile offenders closer to home, but finding alternatives to Lincoln Hills proves tough. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/5/2019)
Both the state and county are considering sites in the 9th Aldermanic District on the city's northwest side.
Ald. Chantia Lewis, who represents the district, held a community meeting last month about the proposed state and county facilities. More than 100 people showed up, many worried that the plans could hurt local businesses, such as Direct Supply and the Phongsavan Asian Market.
According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of NIMBY occurred in 1980.
Other coinages from the same year:
- chill out
- heavy lifting
Scott Walker's Lincoln Hills scandal
Scott Walker's legacy: The Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake youth prison scandal. (1/16/2019)
If 3 years is "a long time ago", what is 1993? (10/6/2018)
There are two sides to every story and then there's the truth. (3/15/2018)
Drop in juvenile detention rates has done nothing to address racial disparities. (1/29/2018)
UPDATE: Based on recent evidence, the facilities' remote location and chronic staffing shortage keeps Juvenile Corrections from fulfilling its mission. (11/28/2017)
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)