Fitzgerald Responds To Lincoln Hills Report

(Juneau) State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, on a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, said the state’s juvenile detention facility for boys has been a mess for some time. Fitzgerald was asked about an incident first reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2016, in which Lincoln Hills staff did not seek immediate medical attention for an inmate who was sexually assaulted and knocked out. The Juneau Republican says there is no way you can expect somebody in the governor’s office, who may or may not have gotten a letter, would be the first place for action to be taken. If that is the case, he says, its troubling because it should have been handled at a much lower level. Governor Scott Walker was never alerted to that 2012 incident, for which no one was disciplined. – Wisconsin Radio Network