Close GBCI: Re-invest in Programs to Restore Our Communities

After 121 years the Green Bay Correctional Institution is nearing the end of its useful life.  That means that Wisconsin’s Governor and State Legislature have a big decision to make:  Will our state spend $1 billion over the next 20 years to build and operate a new prison, or will we join the many states around the nation that are reducing their prison populations?  Will we spend $1 billion on another prison, or will we invest $1 billion over the next 20 years on programs that can uplift our people, reduce crime, and re-build our communities?

If we choose not to replace GBCI, Wisconsin could invest $50 million each year, for the next 20 years, in programs like Treatment Alternatives and Diversions, programs for at-risk youth, and innovative public health approaches to violence prevention, which would not only help to restore lives, families and communities; but would also further reduce the prison population.

WE CHOOSE REINVESTMENT IN OUR COMMUNITIES!

You can support this new campaign! Contact the WISDOM office, wisdomforjustice@gmail.com, to have a WISDOM leader give a presentation in your house of worship or community organization.

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Close GBCI: Re-invest in Programs to Restore Our Communities