Ken Hall, of the Racine Taxpayers Alliance, talked about the trade-offs Wisconsin made when the Legislature began to invest large amounts of public funds in the prison system.
Not only did those investments limit the amount of revenue available to public schools, Hall
said, but they proved not to be as cost effective as education.
Citing experience in Minnesota, Hall
said that the data proves there is a better way to fund the correction system, handle criminals and make a larger investment in education-all of which will benefit society more.