‘Invisibly shackled’: Parole, probation in Wisconsin create insurmountable barriers to rehabilitation

Current system only serves to keep people trapped within criminal justice system, fails to aid public safety in any way


Unintended consequences: kids of incarcerated parents suffer most from America’s mass incarceration

Camp Reunite offers many benefits to incarcerated mothers, their children and society, should encourage a nationwide pattern


Innocent until proven guilty — if you can afford it

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


State’s GPS bracelet system inefficient, ineffective in monitoring offenders

Wisconsin should reallocate tax dollars to programs based on positive reinforcement, which better prevent recidivism


Crisis center needed in Madison to keep mentally ill from unjust incarceration

Mental illness extremely common, law must deal with it differently


Prison labor exploitative, unjust, unproductive toward inmate rehabilitation

Employment of current inmates in Dane County redefines purpose of incarceration while improving shrinking labor force


Criminal disenfranchisement: 21st century America’s suffrage crisis

Prisoners in the American prison system should have the opportunity to vote on issues that directly affect their lives both inside prison and once they are released

City of Madison

White House initiative helps Dane County improve criminal justice system

Dane County will join more than 120 jurisdictions across nation to stop cycle of incarceration

State of Wisconsin

Locked up and locked out: Milwaukee struggles with incarceration, eviction

Expert Matthew Desmond explores under-researched link between community instability, violence