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City of Madison

Dane County halts $20 million jail construction, instead invests in mental health center

Jail conditions are "inhumane," "absolutely unacceptable," county officials say

Column

Among other measures, UW must include additional training dedicated to racial inclusivity

Following conclusion to Breonna Taylor investigation, UW should mandate additional racial sensitivity training to faculty, students

State of Wisconsin

Wisconsin legislature task force on racial disparity pushes police reform, bipartisan conversation

'This is about checking your politics at the door,' state representative elected to task force says

City of Madison

Dane County officials propose criminal justice reform resolution

Legislative initiatives include improving mental health services and creating a community justice center

Column

Wisconsin must allocate more funding to public defenders in effort to reform criminal justice system

Many have suffered consequences of lacking public defenders, US needs to ensure this is no longer issue

Point-counterpoint

Point Counterpoint: Trump justice is unequal and stands to protect the powerful alone

Prison system should be focused on rehabilitation, courts should be focused on equality

UW-Madison Campus

Former U.S. attorney general talks criminal justice reform

America needs to rethink how it handles nonviolent offenders, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says

Column

Pardons bring the opportunity to reframe Wisconsin’s criminal justice system

In a complete 180 from the Walker Administration, Gov. Evers use of pardons increases focus on rehabilitation

UW-Madison Campus

NPR reporter discusses First Step Act, future of criminal justice reform

Conservatives worry act will increase crime rate while liberals worry act isn't doing enough, Ayesha Rascoe says

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