City of Madison

Dane County Board votes to increase jail project budget by $16 million

Increase is part of compromise proposed one day before vote

City of Madison

Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice wants to jail Madison mayor, nine others

'The City has turned over every document requested,' Mayor Rhodes-Conway says

City of Madison

Dane County Sheriff, DA propose $24 million increase for jail renovation budget

'I believe that what’s difficult is that this project has been incrementally increasing since it’s original projection, which is causing a lot of problems for taxpayers and those within the jail,' Alderperson says

UW-Madison Campus

Madison police officer shot on State Street, expected to survive

Suspect is in custody, there is no continued threat to community, Mayor Rhodes-Conway says

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

State of Wisconsin

Wisconsin county jails charge higher than national average for inmate phone calls, study shows

Study finds average phone call from local jail costs more than four times higher than calls from state prison

Column

A crucial lifeline, Wisconsin’s jails are overcharging for detainee phone calls

Overcharging for phone calls from jail disproportionately impacts low-income citizens, perpetuates inequality in criminal justice system

Column

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

Mental illness extremely common, law must deal with it differently

Column

Dane County funding for jails may improve mental health services for inmates, reduce solitary confinement

Current state of jail remains dangerous for inmates, staff

Column

Milwaukee County Jail death should spark outrage in us all

Inmate who died of dehydration shows why we need to continue discussion of treatment of minorities, mentally ill, incarcerated

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