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Lawmaker on calls to close GBCI and cut inmate population

Social justice groups have found Governor Tony Evers and his administration receptive to proposals to reduce the inmate population in Wisconsin state prisons and close the 121-year old Green Bay Correctional Institution.  Critics, however, say under present circumstances that could create a public safety concern.  Current facilities are overcrowded and would become more so without a new prison to replace GBCI. Kewaunee County has been mentioned as a location for a new facility. State Senator Andre Jacque says many questions need to be answered before inmate reductions and new prisons are considered.

 

 

 

Senator Jacque agrees that it's no longer a question of if GBCI will be closed, especially with operational costs of nearly $40-million yearly.

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