Washington Post — Prison Experts See Opportunity, Problems with Walker Plan

ASSOCIATED PRESS / Washington Post
January 5, 2018

Juvenile justice experts cautioned Friday that while they see promise in Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s dramatic plan to convert the troubled Lincoln Hills youth prison into an adult facility, its success largely depends on how well the changes are implemented.

…. “Nothing in the governor’s plan ensures that Wisconsin will have an effective approach to youth justice,” cautioned Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York. “Poor implementation and ineffective management can ruin the best of plans.”

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