Globe University – Madison East was buzzing on Thursday, September 16th as students in the Law & Order: MEU (Madison East Unit), Madison East’s paralegal and criminal justice club, held their first Lock-Up fundraiser for Wisconsin Books to Prisoners Project. The project sends books to prisoners in the state of Wisconsin with the hope to foster a love of reading and encourage the pursuit of knowledge and self-improvement.
The students set up a jail cell in the student commons which they used to hold the inmates. Students and staff were able to lock one another up by paying 25 cents per minute. Throughout the day arrest warrents were issued to staff, faculty, and an occasional student for various reasons. Those taken into custody were given their rights and then had the option to serve their hard time or pay enough bail to avoid the slammer.
“This was the best fundraiser event,” said paralegal student Stephanie Schanke,”The entire campus got involved in our lock-up.” By the end of the day over $200 was raised for Wisconsin Books to Prisoners and the students in Law & Order:MEU could recite the Miranda rights as good as any police officer.