By Tim Kowols
Kewaunee County will weigh its options after it was included in the announcement of a new jail facility on Monday. To replace the aging Green Bay Correctional Institution in Allouez, Rep. David Steffen of Howard proposed a privately owned, state-run prison to be built elsewhere in the area. Kewaunee County Board Chairperson Robert Weidner was among the state and local officials present for the announcement. While the new prison could generate tax dollars and jobs for Kewaunee County, Weidner says they will try to do what pleases the most people.
The Kewaunee County Board will discuss the matter during its Tuesday meeting. A study committee made up of county board members and local officials will be created to look into potential sites for a jail and to collect citizen input.