The Wisconsin Assembly’s minority leader was one of two Democrats touring the troubled Lincoln Hills juvenile institution Monday. Gordon Hintz joined Milwaukee Democrat David Bowen in meeting with present and former employees about reported abuses of both youth inmates and staffers. Retired youth counselor Doug Curtis tells W-A-O-W T-V it’s the first time he could speak in depth with lawmakers since the assaults of staffers occurred after the July federal court order to ease off on punishments for inmate behavior. Bowen says what he heard made him even more concerned about the state of affairs at Lincoln Hills — and it’s clear that more staffers are needed. That remark came on the same day the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that three of every ten jobs at Lincoln Hills are either vacant or have people on leave — and the state corrections’ department vowed to fill every vacancy.