It is now up to Milwaukee and Milwaukee County leaders to find a new spot for a new youth prison.
Governor Evers on Friday signed the law that will close the troubled Lincoln Hills prison in northern Wisconsin and open a new facility in Milwaukee County. The law provides 45 million-dollars for the new prison, but it doesn’t provide any clarity as to where the new facility will be built. Local leaders will have to work that out. The governor and lawmakers have been trying to close Lincoln Hills for years, this new law is the next step.