Wisconsin businesses in need of skilled labor can find trained workers behind bars. That's one of many suggestions that Governor-elect Tony Evers got during his Building the People's Budget Tour. Jim Golembeski, Executive Director of the Bay Area Workforce Development Board, told Evers staffers there are prison inmates trained in the skills many businesses need. He adds hiring inmates would not come at the expense of other workers.
Golembeski says he'd like to see wider spread use of work release programs to give more prison inmates practical experience they can use when they're released.