Milwaukee, WI – Youth Justice Milwaukee co-founders Sharlen Moore and Jeffery Roman released the following statement on the legislation recently approved by the Assembly Committee on Corrections on the Wisconsin juvenile justice system and closing the terrible youth prison, Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake: “Youth Justice Milwaukee opposes the legislation under consideration in the State Read More
Our country’s system of youth incarceration is unjust, ineffective and costly. The overwhelming evidence shows that alternatives to youth prisons are more fair, more safe, and more economically sound.
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MILWAUKEE, WI – In response to Governor Scott Walker’s comments on closing the disastrous Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prison during the State of the State address, Youth Justice Milwaukee co-founders Jeffery Roman and Sharlen Moore released the following statement: “While we are encouraged by Governor Scott Walker’s commitment to closing Lincoln Hills and Read More