Report: Replacing aging prison near Green Bay may cost $500M
Lawmakers and economic development officials are calling on the state to replace a century-old prison in the Green Bay area, but the plan could cost taxpayers up to $500 million, consultants said.

Almost 30 percent of the Green Bay Correctional Institution in Allouez is in need of replacement, including two major housing units that are more than 95 years old, according to a study conducted by Minnesota-based architects BWBR and consulting engineers Mead & Hunt. Some cells at the maximum-security prison house two inmates within 56 square feet (5.2 square meters) and the kitchen struggles to feed nearly 300 more inmates than it was designed for, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reported....

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Ken Notes: We need a statewide program to support every county. Prisons are a burden everywhere.



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