Legislator Proposes New Use For Lincoln Hills

Nov 30, 2017

Lincoln Hills-Copper Lake
Credit Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections

A state lawmaker urges colleagues of both parties to consider prison reforms that could take pressure off the troubled Lincoln Hills juvenile facility at Irma.

Milwaukee Assembly Democrat Evan Goyke proposed bills to turn Lincoln Hills into an adult treatment center -- move the juvenile Lincoln Hills inmates to up to ten smaller facilities around the state -- cut parole revocations for rule violations that are not criminal -- and bring back early release dates for prisoners who complete schooling and treatment programs

Goyke spoke with WXPR's Ken Krall about his proposal...

Milwaukee Assembly Democrat Evan Goyke. Goyke says with Democrats in the minority it can be tough to move legislation forward but he thinks there is bipartisan support.