Pine Knot News - A hometown newspaper with a local office, local owners & lots of local news

By Dan Reed 

A call for reason as program faces cut

 

August 21, 2020

Contributed photo

Carlton County commissioner Gary Peterson addresses the crowd at Thursday's rally to keep the Willow River Challenge Incarceration Program intact. More than 300 people at the Moose Lake Hockey Arena grounds spread between the arena and Old Highway 61.

A crowd of more than 300 people turned out for a rally at the Moose Lake Hockey Arena grounds Friday, Aug. 14 to support keeping the Willow River Challenge Incarceration Program in operation. The event came 11 days after the announcement of the closure of the Willow River and the Togo camps, which were prompted by a Department of Corrections budget deficit of $14 to $17 million and growing due to Covid-19-related expenses.

Since the announcement on Aug. 3, the DOC planned to relocate the two camp populations to a metro area prison. By Aug. 11, the plan had changed to have the program popula...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.



 
 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020

Rendered 09/22/2020 02:09