Proposed Bill, That Looks At Closing Allouez Prison, Gets Another Public Hearing


Proposed bill, that looks at closing Allouez prison, gets another public hearing

by Gabrielle Mays, FOX 11 News

Outside Green Bay Correctional Institution in 2011. (WLUK/Don Steffens)

MADISON (WLUK) — The Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer protection held a public hearing Thursday on a proposed bill that calls for closing the Green Bay Correctional Institution.
As FOX 11 previously reported, State Rep. David Steffen, R-Howard, introduced the bill and it’s co-sponsored by State Sen. Frank Lasee, R-De Pere.
The plan calls for a private company to build a new prison. The state would lease the building and run it.
“New facilities provide an opportunity for greater control for not just the …

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