City of Madison

Dane County Board rejects cheaper version of jail renovation

'If we are going to be going through with looking at renovating the jail, we need to also be thinking forward about how incarceration should look,' Alderperson says

City of Madison

Madison nonprofit encourages employers to create diverse, inclusive workplaces for the formerly incarcerated

Most Madison discrimination cases related to those with arrest, conviction records, Madison Equal Opportunities Division Manager Byron Bishop says

UW-Madison Campus

Beyond Bars Scholarship Fund to aid incarcerated students

'It’s been my message, something I’ve always said to young men: you have to do the time, so turn your cell into a classroom and really let’s get educated,' EXPO director says

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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

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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