Committee Democrats railed against the decision, saying it will now be years before the existing prison closes, if it does at all. Rep. Evan Goyke of Milwaukee, who spearheaded the 2018 bill, shouted that it could be years before the prison closes. He was so loud that Nygren told him another unnamed committee member had asked if Nygren could turn his microphone down, which only made Goyke angrier.
“I’m shouting because I’m emotional about it. I worked my tail off on this bill. I’m not going to apologize for being emotional, for being loud,” Goyke said. “It’s been too damn long that we haven’t acted to close Lincoln Hills. I’m going to shout. I’m going to yell. I’m tired and I’m angry.”