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Secretary Carr to host virtual town hall for work release employers

​The Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) has a long-standing partnership with over 150 employers across the state to offer work release opportunities for individuals incarcerated in our facilities. These programs allow those in our care to gain valuable work experience and earnings, while providing local employers with a skilled and committed workforce.

The unique and challenging needs of persons in our care are ever-evolving, even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective March 16, 2020, work release placements in the private sector were temporarily suspended, with minimal exceptions. We recognize the great impact this suspension has had on our agency, those in our care and our employer partners.

To address these concerns and ensure a safe return to work, Secretary Kevin A. Carr will host a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, July 1 at 8:30 a.m. The hour-long event will be streamed live and is open to all work release employers currently registered with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. During this moderated session, Secretary Carr, Warden Quala Champagne and other leadership team members will share updates and answer questions surrounding the agency's plans for safely resuming work release programs.​