Waupun prison’s food service building to be remodeled

Remodeling the Waupun state prison’s aging food service building is expected to begin in November.

State building commissioners have approved spending more than $6 million to update the kitchen and make other improvements. The Department of Corrections officials said the 1914 food service building was last remodeled in 1965. Facilities manager Kevin Reid-Rice said it desperately needs an overhaul.

The Fond du Lac Reporter said that a well will also be added at the prison and a cell block will get a new roof.