Tier Talk Podcast: What changes are needed to improve corrections?
Anthony Gangi sits down with Senator Dave Hansen and discusses what can be done to help corrections move forward in a positive direction
It is time to discuss what is needed in corrections. It is time for our voice to travel upwards and talk to those who have the ability to make positive change.
In our latest installment of Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi sits with Senator Dave Hansen from Wisconsin and discusses some of the changes that are affecting state corrections. Listen in as they discuss what can be done to help corrections move forward in a positive direction.
About Senator Dave Hansen:
Senator Dave Hansen is a third-generation resident of Green Bay, baptized at Annunciation Catholic Church in 1947. In 1971, Dave married his wife, Jane. The couple has three daughters: Kathleen, Carolyn and Christine and 11 grandchildren. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and was a member of its 1971 graduating class, the second class to graduate from the university. After his graduation from UW-Green Bay, Dave taught at Annunciation Grade School for eight years. Prior to being elected to the State Senate, Dave worked for Green Bay's Department of Public Works as a truck driver and served on the Brown County Board from 1996-2002.
Senator Hansen was first elected to serve the 30th Senate District in November 2000. He was reelected in 2004, 2008, 2011 and 2012. He is currently serving his 4th term in the State Senate. He currently serves as the Senate Assistant Minority Leader.
Senator Hansen became a vocal advocate for corrections officers and staff after a psychologist and CO were brutally attacked by an inmate at the Green Bay Correctional Institution in 2015. Senator Hansen, along with State Senator Jon Erpenbach, has introduced a package of bills that increases training, puts hard limits on consecutive overtime shifts, makes incident reports public records, makes workplace safety a subject of collective bargaining, increases community safety, and prohibits WI DOC from enacting policies that will result in loss of current staff and unsafe conditions inside institutions.