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Public Safety | Wisconsin

Walker Ignores State Prisons After a Career Boosting Private Ones

By Chad Smith on October 16, 2018.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, seeking a third term, has taken a hard line on prison reform, denouncing a Democratic proposal to reduce the state’s prison population as a plan to let out “violent offenders” as he faces criticism that he has mishandled and ignored an abuse scandal in the state’s correctional system while pushing for privatization.