Hortonia citizens hold rally objecting to proposed juvenile youth facility in town

Local News

HORTONIA, Wis. (WFRV)

Dozens came out to a rally at the Hortonia Town Hall Saturday morning to address the state government’s decision to build a youth detention center in the town.

State government officials have said Hortonia was selected as the new location for the forthcoming facility due to its close proximity to families with youths who are in Department of Corrections custody.

At Saturday’s rally, community spokesperson Tim Manion said the town’s citizens are “overwhelmingly against” the new facility, citing economic, environmental, and safety concerns.

“What we hope to expect from this rally is continued support from the community, and lending an ear to those who are in charge and making decisions on where the future D.O.C. juvenile facilites will be located,” Manion said.

Manion told Local 5 that town spokespeople had not been in communication with the DOC recently. He also said he doesn’t dispute that the facility should be built, just that Hortonia is not the right location for it.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Coronavirus News

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

Your Local Election HQ

More Election

Local Sports

Green Bay Nation 10/21: What happened to the Packers offense?

Green Bay Nation 10/21: GBN Gang Pick 'EM

Green Bay Nation 10/21: Challenge or No Challenge

Green Bay Nation 10/21: Top Five Tweets

Green Bay Nation 10/21: Previewing the Texans

Luxemburg-Casco claims NEC volleyball title, Seymour cruises in boys soccer playoffs