By Tim Kowols
The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department is keeping a close eye on statewide prison overcrowding as it continues its preliminary studies into a new facility. Last month, Brown County Sheriff John Gossage discussed the measures he has had to take with its overcrowded prisons while state legislators look at how to address a possible extra $22.7 million in expenses it may need for its inmate population according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski says a closer look at how criminals are incarcerated is needed.
Kewaunee County’s 22-bed facility has been overcrowded for years according to Joski, who believes they need to look at the trends in the community before they commit to building a new jail in the upcoming years.