An NNS reporter joins a girls’ group at the Vel R. Phillips Youth Detention Center to learn about the changes young people who are involved in the justice system want to see after Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prisons close.
What a difference a week makes: We catch you up on plans to replace Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prisons, and what they mean for Milwaukee.
A shoe factory turned apartment and office building is the latest development of the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation, which seeks to reinvigorate a thriving community in the blocks surrounding King Drive.
As a major deadline looms for Milwaukee, researchers from Columbia University offer insights learned on how New York overhauled the way it houses young offenders. Will local and state leaders listen?
Milwaukee has one of the highest incarceration rates in the country. So when men leave the prison system and return home, the Alma Center helps them navigate a pathway to success.
You may have heard that Lincoln Hills is closing, but what does that mean for Milwaukee youth and for our neighborhoods? Let’s break it down. Everything you need to know, all in one place.
About 200 students took to the streets this week to support the Black Lives Matter movement at North Division High School. Various schools across the city are also celebrating in their own way, similar to North Division, as well as districts nationwide.
Though the organization’s programs and facilities have evolved and expanded, the mission of Running Rebels to support Milwaukee youths with positive relationships and opportunities has remained strong for more than 38 years.
State legislators and Department of Corrections officials are discussing postponing closure of the state’s youth prisons for up to two years, an idea triggering alarm by local youth justice advocates and Milwaukee County officials.
After Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake close in 2021, Milwaukee County will open a secure residential facility for youth in Milwaukee’s Havenwoods neighborhood, which leaders say will be in stark contrast to the youth prisons.