City of Madison

MPD officer fires at man threatening murder suicide

'We always hope for more support for mental health training for officers,' NAMI director says

City of Madison

2021 civil unrest report recommends 69 policy changes for Madison Police Department

Proposed recommendations include mandatory police body cams, less police involvement at protests

UW-Madison Campus

UWPD arrests man charged with using counterfeit money

Police found $13,000 in fake cash during his arrest

City of Madison

Dane County mobilizes mental health resources

New Dane County program attempts to bring mental health resources to necessary responses

City of Madison

Dane County Board supports $10 million in 2022 budget for behavioral health crisis center

Facility will help divert people from criminal justice system, Dane County webpage says

Features

People of UW-Madison: Badger Support Network founder explains the importance of mental health advocacy

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Column

Prison Crisis: Treatment of Wisconsin prisoners during pandemic calls for drastic prison reform

With two prisoners dead from COVID-19, secrecy from Department of Corrections, criminal justice reform is needed now more than ever

City of Madison

Dane County grant builds on efforts to strengthen mental healthcare access for inmates

Forty six percent of inmates within the county’s jail system were diagnosed with some form of mental health ailment

UW-Madison Campus

Addressing mental health in criminal justice system requires training, systemic changes, visiting professor says

'Our largest mental health hospitals are jails,' social work professor Amy Watson says

Column

A fair and speedy trial carries a hefty price tag

Insultingly low public defender pay rates corrode constitutional rights to speedy trial

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