New youth prison facility in Milwaukee gets final signature from Mayor Johnson

By: Ubah Ali

MILWAUKEE — The plan to build a new youth prison facility on Milwaukee’s northwest side moves forward.

After years of working to replace the troubled Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls, with the stroke of the pen, Wednesday afternoon, it was official.

Mayor Cavalier Johnson signed off on the rezoning of the new 32-room facility that will be built upon an old emissions testing center on Milwaukee’s north side.

The facility near 79th and Clinton Ave. would replace the state’s existing youth prison located outside Irma.

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