The purpose of the correctional system is to rehabilitate prisoners and reintroduce them into civilian life after inmates complete their sentences. Wes Ray the Director or the Bureau of Corrections Enterprises he is responsible for the correctional systems farms and other industrial ventures, in where inmates are allowed to work out of prison, being able to gain a skill, earn trust and respect all while earning money.
Recently Bryant traveled to Waupun to the State Farm; the correctional system was pleased to announce the graduation of eight of their inmates that took part in a pilot program and a partnership with Moraine Park Technical College, in which inmates took advantage of specialized dairy production courses. The goal with this new program that cost Wisconsin taxpayers nothing was to not only equip able bodied men with a new skill to help them when they return to civilian life but also help Wisconsin dairy producers that are constantly short on skilled labor.
Bryant had that chance to see the inmates working on the Waupun dairy first hand and he commented that the livestock where incredibly well taken care of and officials with the correctional system agreed that farm labor while many think is hard was the most sought after opportunity for inmates in the system.
Bryant spoke with Wes Ray the Director or the Bureau of Corrections Enterprises
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