Green Bay State Representative David Steffen has proposed closing the Green Bay Correctional Center along Highway 172 in Allouez. Now, Governor Scott Walker says he is open to that idea. The prison currently houses almost 11-hundred inmates, nearly 350 more than its stated capacity. Steffen has suggested building a new prison in Brown County, or in a neighboring county. The facility has been located where it is now for nearly 120 years. Steffen says it would likely take four-to-five years to build a new structure to replace the current one.