UW’s Tommy Thompson: Turn Wisconsin Prison Into College For Inmates

Thompson Announces Statewide UW System Prison Education Initiative

By Rich Kremer


  • Monday, December 7, 2020, 1:00pm




University of Wisconsin System Interim President Tommy Thompson says he wants to transform one of the state’s prisons into a college for inmates.

Thompson will pitch the “UW System Prison Education Initiative” to the UW Board of Regents on Thursday. Thompson, who oversaw a large expansion of Wisconsin’s prison system when he was governor in the 1990s, told WPR the initiative would also include technical colleges, private colleges, businesses and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

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