Wis. Youth Prison Counselor Dies of Injuries from Inmate Assault

June 28, 2024
Corey Proulx, a youth counselor at Lincoln Hills School for Boys in Irma, succumbed to injuries he received when a 16-year-old male assaulted him.

A counselor at a Wisconsin youth prison died this week from injuries sustained when he was assaulted by a teen inmate.

Corey Proulx, a youth counselor with Lincoln Hills School for Boys in Irma, was assaulted by a 16-year-old male after first assaulting a female staff member, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. When Proulx was struck by the teen, he fell to the ground and hit his head on the concrete.

Proulx was airlifted to the hospital, but on Wednesday, it was determined he was brain dead. Proulx was an organ donor, and his family elected to do that.

“A career in corrections, with its dual mission to protect the public and guide individuals toward rehabilitation, can be demanding and requires so many sacrifices for our staff and our families, and Corey made the ultimate sacrifice," said Wisconsin Department of Correction Secretary-Designee Jared Hoy.

This was Proulx second go-around at the youth prison. He had left the facility two years ago, but returned this past spring.

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