New youth prison to go up near Hortonville

Posted at 1:45 p.m. on March 12, 2019

The Brillion News

MADISON – Governor Tony Evers on Tuesday announced that the Department of Corrections, in cooperation with the Department of Administration, will begin construction on two Type 1 juvenile facilities as directed by 2017 Wisconsin Act 185.

One facility will be located in Milwaukee at the intersection of Teutonia and Mill Road. The second facility will be located in the Town of Hortonia in Outagamie County – between Hortonville and New London.

Evers also announced that he is appointing Rep. David Crowley as chair of the Act 185 Juvenile Corrections Grant Committee and Sharlen Moore the nonprofit representative to this committee. This committee will determine grants to counties to begin construction of Secure Youth Residential Centers for Children and Youth, as outlined in Act 185. The governor asked the committee to convene on Monday, March 18, to begin working with counties on grant applications.

Members of the Juvenile Corrections Grant Committee are Representative David Crowley (Governor’s designee); Sharlen Moore, co-founder of Urban Underground;  Emilie Amundson, DCF Secretary-designee; Kevin Carr, DOC Secretary-designee; Senator Alberta Darling; Senator Lena Taylor; Senator Van Wanggaard; Representative Mark Born; Representative Joe Sanfelippo and Representative Michael Schraa.

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