The New London area may be the site of a new youth prison. Governor Tony Evers office announced Tuesday afternoon that the Town of Hortonia, along with the Milwaukee area, have been chosen as sites for facilities to replace the youth prison near Irma, north of Wausau. In Hortonia, the state has chosen a location near Highway 15 and U.S. Highway 45, just south of New London. The facility would house up to 32 young offenders, and employ about 70 people. The governor’s office says they will be holding a number of meetings with New London officials, and city residents, as the process moves forward.