Money, new positions at prison system approved

Additional money, positions at Wisconsin prison system approved

The Legislature's budget committee has approved sending more than $5 million to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections to spend on information technology and a new office of special investigations.

Committee to vote on drunken driving bills

Wisconsin Assembly committee to vote on drunken driving bills

A Wisconsin Assembly committee is scheduled to vote this week on a package of bills that would impose stiffer sanctions on drunken drivers.

Budget panel wants to see Corrections plan

Budget calls for adding 70 staff

The Legislature's budget committee wants to see more details from the Department of Corrections about its plan for hiring additional staff before handing over the money.

Corrections head won't respond to letter from union head

Letter asked questions about operations, procedures

The secretary of Wisconsin's Department of Corrections will not be responding to a letter sent from the head of the state employees' union asking a series of questions about the agency's operations and procedures.

Corrections head warns workers about rumors

Emails suggest DOC might open new prison, privatize

Wisconsin Corrections Secretary Ed Wall is warning employees of his department they could lose their jobs if they spread what he calls "false or malicious information" about the agency.