I’m from Kenosha and I been here for two months, nobody visits me. I was in Ethan Allen for a year, and a month in Martin. I wanna be a R&B singer, I write my own songs [proceeds to sing, thumping against his chest for a beat]. I’ll send you my lyrics.
I want to be successful. I wanna have a restaurant called “Brother’s House of Fine Ribs.” I’m gonna own a whole chain of them. This little sculpture dangling from this string here? That’s a dream-catcher.
-T.C.W. age 16.
Mendota is the treatment center for male juveniles who have been problematic at other Wisconsin commitment institutions. Many states will have distinct facilities targeted for specific portions of their population-maximum, sexual offenders, female etc. Some states have campuses with different wings or house juveniles with adult populations. These are always supposed to be segregated by sight and sound.