Mandela Barnes
Press Release

Rep. Barnes Statement on Lincoln Hills Investigation

“I am shocked by the horrific allegations of cruel, unjust, and potentially criminal behavior at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys.”

By - Dec 10th, 2015 04:05 pm

MADISON – Rep. Mandela Barnes (D – Milwaukee) released the following statement regarding developments in an investigation of potential crimes at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys:

“I am shocked by the horrific allegations of cruel, unjust, and potentially criminal behavior at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys. However, I am unfortunately not surprised given the systemic dismantling of vital public services by Gov. Walker and Wisconsin Republicans, including gross malpractices within our corrections system.

“Issues like overcrowding, lack of accountability, and failing to afford basic safety standards for both staff and inmates have led to a broken system that desperately needs immediate attention from our state’s leaders.

“I am hopeful that the current investigation will shine a light on the allegations of unsafe behavior and a toxic environment at Lincoln Hills and provide an opportunity for true reform of our broken corrections system.

“In the meantime, my upmost priority is ensuring that the youth – many whom are from Milwaukee – and the staff at the facility are in the safest and most secure environment possible.  I call on leaders and stakeholders across the state to ensure we accomplish this with any and all available resources.”

Mentioned in This Press Release

Recent Press Releases by Mandela Barnes

Mandela Barnes Statement on August 14 Primary Election results

“It is absolutely essential that we unify for the common good”

State Rep. Peter Barca endorses Mandela Barnes for Lt. Governor

Becomes the 30th legislative Democrat to endorse Barnes in 2018

SEIU Wisconsin State Council endorses Mandela Barnes for Lt. Governor

The SEIU Wisconsin State Council endorsement is the latest in a string of support for the Mandela Barnes campaign.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us