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Schimel says charges could be coming at Lincoln Hills prison

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says it's possible that his office may charge one or more people in connection with alleged abuses against inmates at the Lincoln Hills juvenile prison.

Schimel told The Associated Press in an interview Monday that his office also may "step back in" and re-launch its own investigation that ended in April. Federal investigators have been leading the probe into a variety of allegations including prisoner abuse, child neglect and sexual assault since February.

Schimel says, "We had developed some evidence in our investigation that may lead to some enforcement actions. We've got that option."

Schimel also says any decision on whether to close the troubled prison about 30 miles north of Wausau is "a call for someone else to make."

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