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

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

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UWPD charges man for racist graffiti on campus buildings

Security footage from campus, city locations captures man spray-painting tags

City of Madison

Protesters tear down statues to protest arrest of Black activist, white supremacy

Statues create 'false representation of what this city is' one protester said

City of Madison

Fifth deputy at Dane County Jail tests positive for coronavirus

Dane County Jail now using UV-emitting disinfectant robots to help prevent spread of COVID-19

City of Madison

UPDATED: Dane County Sheriff’s deputies located at Dane County Jail test positive for COVID-19

As of March 31, four Sheriff's deputies have tested positive


Redefining purpose, redirecting progress in the criminal justice system

As Dane County takes steps to reduce jail population, divert youth offenders, efforts to implement positive change are clear


Dane County prison renovation woefully deflects addressing systemic problem

Renovation may address safety, but does nothing to improve innate racism in Wisconsin's jails


Dane County shows jails do better focusing on rehabilitation, not punishment

Treating addiction as medical condition humanizes, rehabilitates offenders


Innocent until proven guilty — if you can afford it

Laws designed to bring equity to criminal prosecution fail to protect low-income defendants

City of Madison

Mental health advocates discuss alternatives to incarcerating the mentally ill

Attendees expressed discontent with current treatment of mentally ill in Dane County legal system

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