How are prisons tearing families and communities apart? How does this institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans decimate poor communities of color? What community-based initiatives foster antiracist, anticlassist, prohumanity approaches to justice? Check out 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!
Each month, the Monday Eight O’Clock Buzz checks in with the Wisconsin Center For Investigative Journalism for an update on their work to “protect the vulnerable, expose wrongdoing and seek solutions.” A third of all men in Wisconsin prisons and two thirds of incarcerated women have diagnosed mental illnesses. Many require a regular regimen of […]
On Wednesday March 13th, host Karma Chavez interviewed Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe, post-doctoral fellow at the University of Illinois-Chicago, about disability politics, institutionalization and prisons.
Members of WISDOM and individuals associated with the Wisconsin prison systems discuss the 11X15 Campaign for Justice to decrease the number of incarcerated people in Wisconsin and promote alternatives to incarceration in the state by 2015. The program features discussion, contact information, what listeners to the program can do, and responses to listener phone calls. […]
ELEVEN BY FIFTEEN for a Safer, Healthier Wisconsin: A statewide, interfaith coalition is campaigning to reduce Wisconsin’s prison population by half by 2015. On this WORT On-air Pledge Drive program, find out why, and how! Fawn, Jerome, and Karmen will also take your phone calls about the subject if you’d like to make them.