State Capitol Report: New chair of Elections Commission, Update on conditions at youth prisons

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Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. Eric Kilby (CC BY-SA)

First, we meet the new chair of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Then, a court-ordered monitor for the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake Schools recently released a new report 13 on conditions at the correctional facilities. We speak with an ACLU lawyer on staffing shortages and more.

Featured in this Show

  • Meet the new chair of the Wisconsin Elections Commission

    To fill a vacant seat on the Wisconsin Elections Commission, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos earlier this month chose a Republican tax attorney who served on a previous incarnation of the commission. Don Millis, who now chairs the state Elections Commission, joins us.

  • ACLU lawyer details deteriorating conditions at Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake youth prisons

    A court-appointed monitor released a report this month revealing a staffing shortage at the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prisons in northern Wisconsin, leading to confinement and deteriorating behaviors. We speak with a staff attorney for the ACLU about the monitor’s findings.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Don Millis Guest
  • Tim Muth Guest

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