Bob Donovan
Press Release

Time to reopen Ethan Allen

Alderman Donovan: “Why it was closed in the first place is beyond me”

By - May 23rd, 2016 01:22 pm

Our broken juvenile justice system could be a model of exactly how NOT to deal with troubled teens who commit crimes.

In fact, I am seeing evidence every day that our system is so broken that I believe it makes sense for us to look hard at reopening the Ethan Allen complex in Wales. Judges are wringing their hands because they don’t want to send Milwaukee kids up to the debacle at Lincoln Hills. So many young offenders in Milwaukee end up just getting cut loose, and end up back on the street to wreak additional havoc in our neighborhoods!

Some are saying that the repairs and upgrades that would be needed to reopen Ethan Allen are too costly; I say the cost to our citizens and our neighborhoods by not reopening Ethan Allen is much higher!

Folks, it’s time to have the discussion of how and when we can reopen Ethan Allen.

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3 thoughts on “Time to reopen Ethan Allen”

  1. Casey says:

    Man I tell you Bob is crazy as a betsy bug but I can’t help agreeing with him on his law and order stances.

  2. Steven Blackwood says:

    Donovan is correct in this case. I would add that sending them to Indian Hills is a major inconvenience to their families. Indian Hills is an impossible place to get to if one lacks a car. It is also really far away.

  3. John says:

    I don’t normally agree with Bob Donovan, but here he is absolutely correct. It never made sense in the first case, to close Ethan Allen. Families do need to be supportive when someone has been in trouble. A three hour driving distance makes no sense.

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