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Wis. Senate Leader Criticizes Lincoln Hills Response

Wisconsin Department of Corrections

(Madison, WI) -- The Republican leader of the state Senate is blaming Governor Scott Walker's administration for not addressing problems at the youth prison.

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Wednesday that Walker should have addressed the "mess" at Lincoln Hills teen facility.

A Racine judge sent Walker a letter in February after a young inmate was sexually assaulted by his roommate and knocked out, saying workers responded with indifference

. Walker aides say an adviser received the letter but didn't pass it on to the governor.

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