- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A state John Doe probe into allegations of abuse at Wisconsin’s youth prison has expired under new time limits Republicans imposed last year.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday (https://bit.ly/1NkDCxa) that Attorney General Brad Schimel and Lincoln County District Attorney Don Dunphy didn’t seek an extension for the investigation at the Irma facility. A federal probe continues, however.

John Doe investigations are similar to grand jury probes. Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill last year that limits such investigations to six months unless a panel of judges approves an extension. Republicans drew up the bill in response to a long-running John Doe probe that Democratic prosecutors in Milwaukee launched into Walker’s campaign.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com

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