The Green Bay Correctional Institution in Allouez.
Mary Stirling of Gays Mills recalls a young man she got to know some years back when he was an inmate at a county jail and she taught adult basic skills classes there. They met again after he spent some time in prison. She saw firsthand the difference it made.
"I was quite shocked at the change in him." said Stirling, who still works with offenders through a nonprofit restorative justice group. "He just became slippery. He was hardened. He knew all the right things to say and not be touched by anybody."
Such experiences have convinced Stirling of the wisdom of keeping low-risk, nonviolent criminals ...