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 AG rips Democrats’ prison release plans


Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel ripped the Democratic gubernatorial candidates’ proposals to release inmates from Wisconsin prisons Monday, calling the plans irresponsible and dangerous. Schimel said during a conference call with reporters that the Democrats’ plans are too vague and would result in violent criminals walking the streets. > AP News

Scott Walker’s former corrections secretary endorses Tony Evers in governor race

Gov. Scott Walker’s former corrections secretary, Ed Wall, is endorsing Democratic candidate Tony Evers in the race for governor. Wall said he is endorsing Evers because “we need a governor who is a true leader — an adult in the room, who unlike Scott Walker, will put Wisconsin before his own political ambitions.” > Cap Times

‘And then there were nine’, as Democratic candidate for governor drops out


Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers won the endorsement of Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s former prisons chief on Thursday and one of Evers’ nine Democratic competitors dropped out, a shake-up in the race that comes less than two months before the Aug. 14 primary. > AP News

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


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

Columbia County wonders where it will house juvenile offenders

Columbia County officials learned Wednesday they have little time and money to come up with a plan to house juveniles convicted of serious crimes after the state’s two juvenile corrections facilities in Irma are closed. > Portage Daily Register

Governor candidate Vinehout campaigns in Reedsburg

State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Vinehout campaigned in Reedsburg last week. Representing western Wisconsin’s 31st district, Vinehout aims to expand affordable healthcare, make tuition free at tech colleges and two year campuses, raise wages and provide alternatives to incarceration for those suffering from addiction and mental illness.  > Juneau County Star-Times