On June 5, inmates at several Wisconsin correctional facilities began refusing food and water as part of “Dying to Live” hunger strike. The inmates demanded an end to the practice of what the Department of Corrections calls “administrative confinement” a euphemism for solitary confinement imposed on inmates for breaking the internal rules of the prison. […]
Today Karma Chavez talks with Sean Avery, Sara McKinnon and T. Banks about their upcoming performance, “We the 350: Poverty, Racism and Incarceration in Wisconsin,” which will take place in Promenade Hall at the Overture Center November 7-8. The 45-minute production, written by McKinnon and Banks, is a narrative-based performance exploring themes of racism, poverty, […]
What are possible alternatives to incarceration? Which options are being practiced here in Madison? Why is Wisconsin proposing to add $5 million to increase the state’s prison population? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
Did you know that the United States has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world? We are home to 5 percent of the global population, but we hold 25 percent of the world’s inmates. Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
Saturday, October 11th is the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice’s Annual Assembly. This year the Assembly will focus on overcoming racial disparities in incarceration. Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
MOSES, the interfaith coalition addressing over-incarceration in Wisconsin, presents a live interview by Fawn Bilgere of MOSES with Minister Caliph Muab’El. There are opportunities for call-in questions and comments. Minister Caliph was formerly incarcerated from the age of 15 to the age of 30 (including 10 years in solitary confinement!) and now runs a mentoring program for at-risk […]