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

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Legalization of marijuana will promote racial progress in criminal justice system

Wisconsin bill to decriminalize marijuana could address racial disparities in incarceration rates, reduce effect of mandatory minimums

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‘Inherently violent’: The problem with the prison system is its very existence

Calls to reform prison system, end mass incarceration fail to address the true problem — the prison system is inherently unproductive

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Silence is violence: Cycle of abuse in juvenile prisons must end now

Decision to delay closure of Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake detention facilities unacceptable — state must take action now

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‘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

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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

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Innocent until proven guilty — if you can afford it

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

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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

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

Mental illness extremely common, law must deal with it differently

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Prison labor exploitative, unjust, unproductive toward inmate rehabilitation

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