State of Wisconsin

Biden pushes $1.9T COVID-19 relief package during visit to Wisconsin

Wisconsin is Biden's first official trip as president

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Prison Crisis: Treatment of Wisconsin prisoners during pandemic calls for drastic prison reform

With two prisoners dead from COVID-19, secrecy from Department of Corrections, criminal justice reform is needed now more than ever

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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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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

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Battling mental health behind bars: Inmates deserve autonomy over their mental healthcare

Decision to allow prisons to involuntarily medicate inmates subverts prisoners' personal autonomy, liberty

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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

UW-Madison Campus

College Republicans host former Gov. Tommy Thompson to discuss vision for prison reform

After initiatives as governor caused overpopulation in prisons, Thompson hopes to reduce recidivism by building educational, vocational programs

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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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Slavery is still legal in Wisconsin’s prisons — it’s time to change that

On the anniversary of the passage of the thirteenth amendment, Wisconsin must reevaluate the permission of forced prison labor

UW-Madison Campus

Activist discusses prison system reform as part of Distinguished Lecture Series

Mariame Kaba said mass incarceration in America is a criminalization problem

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