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On The Mark: It's time to consider prison rates

 

December 11, 2020

Ann Markusen

CIP workers help clear a winter trail in the Fond du Lac forest.

Once again, husband Rod Walli and I headed out to clear the Fond du Lac Forest cross-country ski trail of annual downfalls and upstart saplings. Once again, the Willow River Challenge Incarceration Program men and Sgt. Steve Whited joined us. I introduced myself - masked just like they were - to each man and thanked him for his work.

On the trails we encountered more downfalls than usual. But we managed to get the A to B trails and the way back to the parking lot cleared. It helped that Rod brought his chainsaw. He worked his way down through dozens of poplar and pine downfalls averaging a...



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