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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Three Department of Corrections employees have resigned amid an investigation into misconduct and excessive use of force at a youth prison in northern Wisconsin.

A Corrections Department spokeswoman said in a statement Thursday two youth counselors and a social worker at the juvenile facility in Irma had resigned. Their departure brings the total of staff resignations to five.

The investigation is focused on activities at Lincoln Hills School and Copper Lake School, facilities that share the same campus 30 miles north of Wausau. It became public last month but has been going on for a year. A Lincoln County judge has found reason to believe crimes occurred there that include sexual assault, physical abuse and neglect.

The statement says as of Thursday, 12 employees are on administrative leave in connection with the original allegations.

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