Ed Wall: The real story behind my dismissal by Brad Schimel

Former Walker official Ed Wall writes in the Cap Times: “In 2016, Attorney General Brad Schimel decided his friend should head the Division of Criminal Investigation, circumventing the law and transforming the long-established nonpartisan position into a political appointee subject to the AG’s influence. This should concern all Wisconsin citizens and legislators.”

Kaul says Schimel should have remained involved in youth prison investigation

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Attorney General Brad Schimel should not have allowed federal authorities to take over an investigation into alleged inmate abuse at the state’s youth prison, Democratic challenger Josh Kaul said Thursday. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Teacher license revocation, juvenile prison ‘mess’ emerge as issues in governor’s race

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Democrats have long faulted Walker for not doing enough to fix problems at the Lincoln Hills juvenile prison, which has been under criminal investigation for more than three years. Meanwhile, Republicans are focusing on Evers’ decision not to revoke the license of a teacher who was fired for viewing pornography on his work computer. > Wisconsin State Journal

GOP Senate leader: Wisconsin juvenile prison a ‘mess’, and Walker at least partly to blame

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The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate said Wednesday that the state’s juvenile prison has “been a mess for some time” and that Gov. Scott Walker’s administration should have done more to fix the problems earlier. Walker’s response to allegations of inmate abuse at Lincoln Hills is a re-election issue for him. > AP News

5 takeaways from the Marquette poll

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Last week’s installment of the Marquette University Law School Poll highlighted how tight the races are between Walker-Evers and Baldwin-Vukmir, but also provided interesting takeaways on Wisconsinites’ views of legalizing marijuana, their familiarity with the Lincoln Hills youth prison scandal, and how much latitude they feel judges should have. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Former Corrections chief releases tell-all book ripping Walker, Schimel

Gov. Scott Walker’s former Corrections secretary Ed Wall on Friday released a tell-all book accusing the governor and state attorney general of deception and inaction in addressing abuse allegations at Wisconsin’s youth prison, billing itself as a “look behind the curtain” of Walker’s administration and Wall’s firing by Attorney General Brad Schimel. > Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin will end use of pepper spray and restrict solitary at teen prisons

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Wisconsin reached a sweeping settlement Friday over its treatment of juvenile inmates that will end the use of pepper spray, greatly restrict the use of solitary confinement and curb strip searches. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel