State Sen. Lena Taylor
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Sen. Taylor proposes funds to help with Lincoln Hills crisis

“What’s going on in juvenile corrections is more than just a scandal, it’s a crisis.”

By - Jun 13th, 2016 04:51 pm

(MADISON) – This morning, the Joint Finance Committee rejected two motions related to the reform of Wisconsin’s Juvenile Detention Center. Her first motion proposed to match Milwaukee County’s $500,000 earmarked to work to bring kids back to Milwaukee. Her second motion proposed $17,200 to fund community-based visits to the center. Below is a statement on the rejection of these motions from Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee), who proposed both motions:

“What’s going on in juvenile corrections is more than just a scandal, it’s a crisis. We all have to help. Reducing the population at Lincoln Hills by treating many of our youth here at home will help them become productive and hopeful members of our society. I am also working to expand the efforts I began in January to bring community-based visits to Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake. These visits ensure the kids have a connection with positive influences from their own community. I am outraged that Republicans refuse to offer any solutions to this crisis for Wisconsin’s families.”

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