Newsmakers: Dept. of Corrections Secretary Ed Wall

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New Corrections Secretary Ed Wall said he emailed agency employees, warning them they could lose their jobs if they spread false rumors, because some were anonymously saying that Gov. Walker’s state budget would recommend privatizing the agency. State law says DOC must run prisons, Wall said in a Newsmakers interview. Walker will also not recommend building any new prisons, Wall added. Wall also said he won’t get involved in the fight between two unions to represent almost 6,000 prison guards — guards who are no longer union members.

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