Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Gov. Tony Evers signs law to create youth facility near Milwaukee.
Evers' action is the second time in four years a Wisconsin governor has moved to stop sending children to a facility in Lincoln County plagued with dangerous conditions for most of its decade of life as the state's only youth prison.
"For years, legislators have been talking about closing Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake as a juvenile facility while simultaneously delaying and obstructing plans to do so,” Evers said in a statement. "... these kids will be closer to home, their families, and their support networks, so we can set them up for better success both while they are in our care and when they re-enter our communities."
Reuters: Chief Justice John Roberts joins liberal justices in criticizing Supreme Court's use of shadow docket.
WPR: At White House event Hon. Ketanji Brown Jackson notes the historic meaning of her nomination.
Business Insider: The economic costs of incarceration in the U.S.
So while the annual operations costs of America's prison system is around $80 billion every year, that's just what it costs to feed and clothe prisoners and pay for facilities and operations. In 2017, nonprofit think-tank the Prison Policy Initiative estimated that if you take all the indirect impacts in mind, the true economic cost of incarceration in the US is about $180 billion per year.
Reuters: Judge rules in favor of Trump Organization regarding shutdown of golf course.
A Manhattan judge ruled Friday there was no “legal foundation” for former Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to cancel the city’s contract with Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point Park in the Bronx following the Jan. 6 insurrection.
De Blasio administration officials notified the Trump Organization on Jan. 15, 2021, that the city was pulling the group’s operating license for the 18-hole course in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx.
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