2-13-18 waupun prison tower overnight staffing to end next week

The Waupun mayor says starting next week towers at the Waupun prison will no longer be staffed overnight.   Mayor Julie Nickel says city staff was notified by Waupun prison warden Brian Foster that beginning Monday  the towers will no longer have an officer in them from 10pm to 6am.    Nickel says she is concerned about the safety of the community.  “I have voiced my displeasure from the very beginning,”  Nickel told WFDL news.  Nickel says  its also her understanding the electronic fence installed around the perimeter of the institution is still malfunctioning at times.  “I was told by some staff that their fences were not working during the last major snowstorm.”