The CJ LLC as well as a few students from Professor Nemmetz’s Victimology/Restorative Justice class toured Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution then they also attended a “Choices” panel, where they heard inmates talk openly about what led them to prison, answer personal questions about their past and talk candidly about life in prison.
During the tour, students saw the institution’s daily operations, which gave them a realistic picture of the rules and structure. It also allowed them to gain a deeper sense of respect for the staff. The correctional officers were extremely helpful and professional with every inmate, regardless of the offense that landed the person in prison. The ‘Choices’ panel helped give the students an appreciation of the reality of criminal offending.
All of the students toured the inmate housing unit, visiting area, chapel, restrictive housing, recreation area, on-site health services and a large programming area at Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution.
All of us also got to do this with amazing staff from the University of Wisconsin- Platteville. Criminal Justice Professor and LLC Advisor, Amy Nemmetz, Criminal Justice Professor, Nate Forrest and Brockert Hall Resident Hall Director, Savion Kirk, all joined us on this amazing field trip! Thank you to these three!! Also a huge thank you to Supervisor Lisa Pettera for allowing us to come and do all of this in PDCI.
No photos are allowed to be taken on prison grounds so I got these off of Google.
This may have been a stressful experience but I hope that it all went well! For those of you that were walking around before, during, and after the registration period, I hope I answered all your questions that you had and relieved a little stress that you were feeling. If you have have anymore questions about the room registration process please come find me or shoot me a message! I’m more than willing help.
This is how some of you looked…
University of Wisconsin-Platteville took part in a national movement when it hosted its Dance Marathon Event for the fourth consecutive year. While Dance Marathon is a yearlong fundraising event held to celebrate the lives of children and families treated at local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, UW-Platteville’s Event is an eight-hour event where students come together to celebrate children survivors, remember those who have passed away and fight to defeat pediatric cancer. All fundraising proceeds from UW-Platteville’s Dance Marathon will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Dobson Hall also hosts its annual Jail and Bail at the Dance Marathon Event where students can buy warrants to arrest their friends, resident assistants, resident directors or Residence Life central staff. Each warrant costs a different amount ranging from $5-100, depending on whom a student is trying to arrest. I arrested the volunteers that were from our wing as it was for a great cause. They did have to do some funny stuff to get out early though. SEE BELOW!!
UW-Platteville’s Dance Marathon brought in more than 200 students and more community members! This year UW-Platteville Dance Marathon’s goal is $22,500. They surpassed this goal!! They raised over $25,000!!
Thank you all again that volunteered and thank you to all that showed up!
Always do it For The Kids (FTK)
The Intramural team and some residents from the wing went to the PAC to get some quality touches in. We ended up playing with the men’s club soccer team as well as a few of the international students that I know. We had a good time and gained confidence for moving forward for this Intramural season.
Trooper Robert Koenen from the Wisconsin State Patrol: Tomah Regional Department came in and did a brief presentation and then had a huge Question and Answer for students in all grade levels. To work for the State Patrol you only need 60 college credits to apply and then they pay for your way through the State Patrol Academy. This was another great networking opportunity for those of you that showed up! Appleton WI and Green Bay WI PD will be in two weeks. I will again put postings up on my door about the event when it gets closer.
This semester the Dobson Hall RAs all agreed to be pied in the face for a great cause! All profits (over $70!!!) went to Dance Marathon and the Children’s Miracle Network! A few residents also got into the action and fundraising fun!
#A Place to Belong
Nationally recognized Youth Motivational Speaker, Dream Director and School Culture Expert Lamarr Womble created Passion for Leadership to give the youth the power to choose in work, school and life. When students are in action around their passions, they believe their dreams can become reality. The next generation must know that they don’t have to wait to create world changing business, epic school events, creative campaigns, impactful non-profits or powerful projects. They can start impacting world right now.
Overall the speaker was extremely motivational! He made us all really think what we can do in the world. Being in the CJ/FI field gives that opportunity to always make change! Please use that power to make the world a better place! Don’t be intimidated by the ability either.. make the most of it!