Please remember to take a minute to
e-mail Allouez Village President Jim Rafter to
let him know you support the Village Board’s
efforts to provide $80 million in economic
development to Allouez and $150 million in
savings to the state through the decommissioning
and re-location of the Green Bay Correctional
Institution (GBCI). I outlined this project and
effort in an
update earlier this week and have summarized
the main points of the project below.
Have your voice heard on this
Let the Village of Allouez know you support
Email Allouez Village President Jim Rafter at
This initiative will take hundreds of supporters
like you to get attention in Madison. Join in
and help Allouez and Wisconsin!
Background on the GBCI
This session, I authored
legislation that would decommission Green
Bay Correctional Institution (GBCI) and relocate
a new facility within the Green Bay area. The
extensive deferred maintenance costs of GBCI
coupled with its high operational costs due to
its outdated design, need to be addressed.
Closing GBCI and opting for a new facility in
the surrounding, non-urban area could save the
state an estimated $150 million over the next
ten years, simply by avoiding the costly
deferred maintenance at GBCI and through the
reduced operational costs that a modernized
facility would offer.
Additional Important Benefits
A new facility would provide a safer work
environment for correctional staff and allow for
greater programming and recidivism reduction
opportunities for inmates.
What about the existing
structure in Allouez?
The State Historical Society has been a very
helpful and collaborative partner in the process
of evaluating which structures and buildings
require preservation, and which can be
redeveloped. It is important to everyone
involved that the historically significant
structures are protected and preserved.
I encourage you to be a part
of this transformational effort!
Have your voice be heard!
Want more information?
Contact my office any time for questions you
might have regarding this project.
Click the photo
above for a full video detailing the proposal.