WWIS Header
Log in
updated 5:50 PM UTC, Dec 10, 2018

Lincoln Hills Gets 4th New Leader In Last 2 Years

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

For the fourth time in the last two years, the troubled Lincoln Hill School for Boys has a new leader.

  The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is moving deputy warden Jason Benzel from Prairie du Chien to the teen prison, which has been under a criminal investigation for the last three years.  Governor Scott Walker has said he plans to close the prison and convert it to an adult prison if he is re-elected.  Benzel starts his new position January 22nd.  Lincoln Hills was raided by investigators in December 2015 and federal prosecutors have notified two former guards they could face charges.


Black River Falls

Mostly Clear

Humidity: 91%

Wind: 9 mph

  • 11 Dec 2018 27°F 11°F
  • 12 Dec 2018 31°F 23°F