A Department of Justice investigation of potential abuse at the Copper Lake and Lincoln Hills schools in Irma has revealed a "culture" among some staff "that may leave youth at risk for harm," according to a Dec. 3 memo written by Corrections Secretary Edward Wall. The review began in January.
Documents obtained by the Wisconsin State Journal under the state's Public Records Law outline the pay details.
Lincoln Hills isn't working, the lawmakers say, and a model of smaller juvenile prisons closer to inmates' homes should be studied.
Officials forwarded concerns to law enforcement late last year; Walker took direct action after an inmate was recently injured.
The Justice Department is leading an investigation into alleged staff abuse of inmates at the facility.
Using body cameras is one of several the state announced after reports of an investigation into alleged abuse surfaced.
The sweeping criminal investigation of the state’s youth prison involves potential crimes from child abuse to second-degree sexual assault to misconduct in public office, court records show.