New report reveals severe staff shortage at Lincoln Hills youth prison
WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- There's a new report about the troubled youth prison at Lincoln Hills in Northern Wisconsin, and it looks like conditions may be getting worse.
The court-ordered report tells of severe staff shortages in the living units. The shortages are so bad, according to the report, that the prison has started confining the young people to their rooms just because there isn't enough staff.
Past problems like the strip searches, arm and leg restraints and pepper spray use have been well documented.
State lawmakers are working on funding for a new prison, possibly in Milwaukee.