‘We don’t have any more room:’ State rep. says prison overcrowding costing you thousands a day, millions a year

Rep. Evan Goyke

MILWAUKEE — A forum Sunday afternoon, Jan. 21 shed light on some eye-popping statistics, as a Democratic state representative hopes to try to help reform Wisconsin’s prisons.

Rep. Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) recently introduced three bills in the Legislature aimed at prison reform, and during the forum, said prison overcrowding is costing taxpayers millions of dollars.

“We don’t have any more room in our prison system,” Rep. Goyke said.

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