Wisconsin Gazette - - Flashback: The Year’s Top Stories - CHRIS­TINE EW­ERDT

As the wife of a Wis­con­sin cor­rec­tional of­fi­cer, I’d like to thank all of the DOC em­ploy­ees who con­tinue to show their pro­fes­sion­al­ism by show­ing up for work, tire­lessly, de­spite their dis­mal treat­ment by de­part­ment Sec­re­tary Ed Wall.

Wall has built a house of cards, with 10,000-plus peo­ple re­ly­ing on it for shel­ter. Un­der Wall, va­can­cies in the staff of state pris­ons have quin­tu­pled.

There were 88 va­can­cies when he ac­cepted his ap­point­ment. Today, there are more than 500. Wall, who has never worked one day within the con­fines of a cor­rec­tional fa­cil­ity, con­tin­ues to shoot from the hip man­ag­ing his staff. He con­tin­ues to im­ple­ment poli­cies that are des­tined to fail, poli­cies that he knows will cre­ate more va­can­cies be­cause of his mis­treat­ment of staff. There is zero

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