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THE HIGH COST OF HIGH SECURITY PRISON

THE HIGH COST OF HIGH SECURITY PRISON

Taxpayers could be on the hook for millions of dollars more than first expected to replace the maximum-security prison in Green Bay. 

The Press-Gazette says today a draft report from two consulting firms estimate the replacement cost for the prison to be between 450-and-500 million dollars.  There are numerous issues with the current facility including 100-year-old infrastructure that can’t handle the eleven-hundred inmates, which is hundreds more than it was built to house.  

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