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Lawmakers draft bill to delay closure of Lincoln Hills youth prison

LINCOLN COUNTY (WKOW) — A group of lawmakers is drafting a bill to delay closing Wisconsin’s state youth prison.

Former Governor Scott Walker signed a bill last year that closes Lincoln Hills by 2021 and transfers operations to county and state-run facilities.

Governor Tony Evers says he wants to keep the prison open until those replacement facilities are built. The new bill would push the closure deadline to July 1, 2021.

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