More Support for Closing Correctional Center

More Support for Closing Correctional Center

The chorus of people who want to close the Green Bay Correctional Center is growing. 

Local leaders from the Green Bay area met at the Capitol yesterday to push to close the aging and crowded prison.  Republican lawmakers, like Shea Sortwell, want to close Green Bay and replace it with a brand new prison.  Local leaders, like Allouez’s village president, want to redevelop the land where the prison currently sits.  Wisconsin has struggled for years with a large number of inmates and a shrinking number of guards.  Prison reformers yesterday said Wisconsin doesn’t need to replace Green Bay with a new prison, they said the state simply needs to lock fewer people up.

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