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Walker says youth prisons are safe now

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says juvenile prisons under investigation for allegations of abuse by guards are safe now that personnel and policy changes have been made.
   Walker commented Friday about the ongoing investigation led by the state Department of Justice with assistance from the FBI into the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake juvenile prisons north of Wausau.
   Walker says when the state investigation began about a year ago it was focused on just a couple employees. He says DOJ informed him within the past two weeks that it was much broader than that.
   The Department of Corrections on Friday released a list of 13 changes it was making at the youth prisons, including equipping guards with body cameras.
   Investigators are looking into a range of alleged crimes sexual assault and physical abuse of youth.

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