Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats call for hearing about correctional facility safety
"We were alarmed to learn of very serious allegations of abuse at Lincoln Hills through the media," the letter reads.
Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison) and Senator Lena C. Taylor (D-Milwaukee) issued the call today during the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety’s hearing in response to horrifying allegations of abuse at Lincoln Hills Correctional Facility.
“We were alarmed to learn of very serious allegations of abuse at Lincoln Hills through the media,” the letter reads.
“Not only is it the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety’s legislative responsibility to investigate this matter, but it is our moral responsibility as policymakers,” the letter concludes.
The full letter is attached to this press release.
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