Republicans, Democrats offer plan to close Lincoln Hills by 2020, open regional teen lockups

Patrick Marley, Journal Sentinel •

"Democrats and Republicans rolled out a plan Tuesday to close Lincoln Hills School for Boys by July 2020 and open teen lockups around Wisconsin — some run by counties, some by the state.

...The ACLU of Wisconsin and Juvenile Law Center sued the state last year over conditions at Lincoln Hills and secured an injunction that forced the state to curb its use of pepper spray and solitary confinement. The lawsuit is ongoing."