2-20-15 waupun council to discuss potential prison tower budget cuts

The Waupun Common Council will discuss proposed cuts that would affect the Waupun Correctional Institution at a meeting next week.  Under his budget proposal, governor Scott Walker would eliminate about 400 positions across state government, including third-shift prison  guards positioned in towers. Waupun mayor Kyle Clark says the question is how that could potentially impact safety?  “I believe 60 positions which would save an estimated $6 million a year.  It would be throughout the state, facilities that still staff third shift towers,’  Clark told AM 1170 WFDL’s Between the Lines program.  Clark says the council will meet as a Committee of the Whole Tuesday evening.  He says a couple of area state legislators plan to be in attendance.

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