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Milwaukee County leaders call for juvenile justice overhaul

  • By Dan T 
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Milwaukee County officials are calling for the closure of a troubled Northwoods youth prison as part of a proposed overhaul of the state’s juvenile justice system. “We need a new juvenile justice system in the state of Wisconsin,” said Hector Colón, director of the county’s Health and Human Services Administration. Colón told members of the […]

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NAACP | Milwaukee’s President Fred Royal and The Impact of Childhood Lead Exposure on Adult Crime

70,000 Milwaukee Homes impacted News Conference:   Synopsis: Lead exposure, a concern for Milwaukee, not only a problem for Flint, Michigan. Call to action: making Lead exposure an issue to local government, demand urgency and transparency on financial and strategic plan to combat Lead exposure, including going into neighborhoods and test for “lead spiking”. Lead exposure is purportedly linked […]

Mobile app created by North Division students is one of six national winners

App is aimed at supporting children battling disease; now for the 2nd year in a row, an MPS student-designed app is eligible for national fan favorite award MILWAUKEE – For the second straight year, a group of Milwaukee Public Schools students studying mobile app development is among the winners of a national app competition. North […]

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Corrections secretary resigns amid Lincoln Hills probe

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jsonline.com Madison— State Corrections Secretary Ed Wall has resigned from his post amid a growing scandal over conditions at a troubled Northwoods prison for youth, and the FBI has taken over the sprawling criminal probe into alleged abuses there. While Wall will leave his post next month, taxpayers may have to pay him for a […]

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County to remove 170 teens from state youth prisons

The Milwaukee County Board on Thursday unanimously set in motion plans for removing nearly 170 county youths this year from a troubled state juvenile prison in northern Wisconsin and placing them instead in secure detention centers here. The board declared a “state of emergency” for county teenagers at Lincoln Hills School for boys and the […]

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Lincoln Hills probe: Three more staffers placed on leave

  • By Clarence Nicholas 
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Madison — Three more Lincoln Hills School employees were put on paid leave this week amid a probe into allegations of prisoner abuse, child neglect, sexual assault and other potential crimes at the state’s secure facility for young offenders. Three others who were earlier put on paid leave quit this week. One of them, Timothy […]

President Obama’s Last SOTU Address [Text & Video]

Watch or Read President Obama’s Last State of the Union (SOTU) Address Full Speech (.PDF)

Dr. M. L. King, Jr. Day Justice Program and March to King’s Statue

The 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Justice Program and March will be held on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 – the national holiday – at 1:00 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1927 N. 4th St., Milwaukee. The commemorative program will be followed at 2:30 pm by a three block march to […]

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