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‘The Only Thing Scott Walker Cares About Keeping Safe is His Own Job’

Bombshell Book From Former Head of State Corrections Department Reveals Walker Put Political Ambitions Before Protecting Public Safety

By - Aug 10th, 2018 12:26 pm
Gov. Scott Walker. Photo from the State of Wisconsin.

Gov. Scott Walker. Photo from the State of Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wis. — The former Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) has released a book detailing his experiences in the administration of Gov. Scott Walker.

Among the numerous revelations being reported by media outlets is Walker refused to meet with the head of the DOC to discuss the budget and the scandal at Lincoln Hills that has resulted in revelations of abuse of underage residents, dangerous working conditions, an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the payment of nearly $20 million by the state to settle a lawsuit brought by a young woman grievously injured while being held there.

The following are the statements of One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross:

“It is outrageous that Scott Walker is currently running around the state claiming he will keep us safe when he was too afraid to meet with the head of the Department of Corrections out of concern for protecting his political ambitions.

“The only thing Scott Walker cares about keeping safe is his own job. There is nothing he won’t do to try to keep it, be it running a despicable fear mongering, racist campaign or putting his politics before public safety.”

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