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State Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) makes a claim about how often former Lincoln Hills inmates commit new offenses. Lincoln Hills has a "66 percent recidivism rate," he says. Wochit

Razor wire tops one of the fences at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls complex in Irma.(Photo: Dan Young/Daily Herald Media, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

With a criminal investigation of Lincoln Hills continuing, questions have been raised about whether the state's youth prison for males should be closed.

State Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) responded by making a claim about how often former Lincoln Hills inmates commit new offenses.

Lincoln Hills has a "66 percent recidivism rate," while "states like Missouri, that have more of a regional model -- 8 percent," he said.

PolitiFact Wisconsin finds there's some truth in Hintz's claim, but important facts are ignored.